Brewed by RCH
Style: Porter
Weston-super-Mare, England


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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
In the old brewery we had a problem with slugs getting into the brewery. As the beer leaves a trail down the glass as you drink it like a slug, that's how the beer was named. A delicious traditional porter with a full bodied taste of chocolate, coffee, blackcurrant and black cherry with a good aroma. A near black colour with a good white head when served through a tight sparkler.
Pale malt, crystal malt, black malt; Fuggles and Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, - MAR 20, 2010
A descent porter. Nothing special. Oaky; woody, lumpy chocolate, caramel and cold coffee. A nice porter. A traditional porter. Mouth feel is moderate. Drinkabilitiy is good. Abv is well hidden. A good beer for a night on the town. Can’t really say much more than that. Went very well with my smoked cheese. Poured from bottle acquired from Nelsons Wines.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (410) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Draught in Gloucestershire. Usual porter colour with quite a roasty aroma. Not over-sweet but a little on the thin side. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1283) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2015
500 ml bottle. Translucent brown color topped by a small creamy beige head. Roasted malt nose hints at dark toffee. Upfront, flavor is more roasted malt with notes of wood and black coffee. Smooth and mildly carbonated. Somewhat dry and bitter, with nutty, dark fruit in finish. Very complex and enjoyable. A delicious British Porter that does more with less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5304) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Cocoa and earthy coffee nose, moderate strength. Maroon brown, clear. barely any head. Charred oak, generally dry but with a mildy sweeter finish. Remarkably light body, and soft carbonation. Drinks like a schwarzbier, very lagery in body and flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (684) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2015
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Black colour with almost white head. Smells dark chocolate. Taste is somewhat oily, with dark roasted malts. Quite nice but not extraordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5274) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2015
(cask) clear deep amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of brown sugar, some chalk and herbal hops, with a light touch of milk chocolate. flavour is mostly bubble gum and plum marmelade, with lots of hazelnuts, milk chocolate and a touch of fruit cake. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (839) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle - very dark red with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of vanilla, cream, lightly roasted coffee and hints of cocoa. Taste of light caramel and toffee followed by a little vanilla, roasted malts, grass and light bitterness to finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4393) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
(RCH Old Slug Porter) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into an english pint glass, ABV 4.5% Dark mahogany brown colour on the body, two full fingers of thick, creamy tan head, with great retention. Aroma hasroasrted malts, milky chocolate, light toffee and caramel. Taste has olive pit, roasted malts, dark chocolate, milky chocolate, toffee on the finish, mildly bitter all in all. Medium thin body, carbonation on the low side. Not bad at all and with a low ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtu71 (364) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Huge foamy tanned head. Dark muddy brown. Chokolate and coffee on aroma and taste. Roasted malts. Medium bodied.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
Dark brown in color with a huge beige head. It has a chocolate and dairy aroma with some delicate ash and orange zest. The flavor is the same. Easy to drink with a light body. Good to accompany it with some oven cooked pork ribs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattstrib (24) - Truro, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Creamy head which lasts well. Roast malt and coffee on the nose. Full flavoured, good roast and malt balance with balanced bitterness. Lovely dark red brown colour. Finish is long and leaves a pleasant roast bitterness.

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