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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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2013 version: 6.1%

2011 version: Step back in time with our version of a London Porter from the 1850s. Brewed using English pale, brown and black malts. Hopped with Fuggles and Willamette hops. This beer has chocolate and coffee flavors and a pleasant English hop character. Cheers! 6.4%

2007 version:
This is our version of a classic 1850’s style Porter. English brown malt and East Kent Golding hops were used in the brewing process to create this big beer. Our London Porter is smooth and warming, a perfect brew for these winter months. 7.3%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banksiz (17) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Cornelius keg of unfiltered that I got from the brewery about a month ago.This is the 2013 6.1% ABV version. Nice malty-roasty nose, good head. Nice bite from the roasted malts with no harshness to the bitterness. satisfying mouth-feel, with nice bitter finish. Good satisfying porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
From my friend Adrian’s keg. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a toasty chocolate aroma. There is a full-bodied dark roasted malt flavor with plenty of chocolate and coffee. Has the flavor and body of an imperial porter. Apparently, this beer is not retired - it was just resting.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Pint sampled at the brewpub. Sweet, milk chocolatey aroma with some light vanilla notes present. There are some light pine hops, in there as well. Moderately transparent dark brown/mahogany body with a frothy, creamy, light tan head that leaves nice lacing. Interesting, herbal, spicy start that becomes fruity in the middle. Plenty of black patent malt in this, which seems to destroy the palate and subtle flavors. As it warms, it does develop some more of the expected roasty chocolate malt characteristics, but it still has this fruitiness that is unsettling. Finishes with a significant piney hoppiness and ashy black malt bitterness. Unbalanced and not overly enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of toasted malt, coffee and chocolate. All rather light because they serve it cold! Near opaque brown color with some ruby hilites. Decent light tan head that finely laced. Smooth. Medium body with fine, creamy carbonation. Starts with a burst of toasted malt and coffee. Lots of coffee, but little cocoa. There is a good amount of bitter - could be from burnt malt and hop - couldn’t specifically detect a hop flavor. The malt and coffee flavors last into the finish. Good drink.


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