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Sainsbury’s London Porter

Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
Holborn, England


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Available in filtered 500ml bottles at Sainsburys supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.
A rich, dark beer packed with intense flavours of chocolate and spicy liquorice. This style of beer was very popular in London during the 18th century and can trace its roots back to 1720. It is brewed with charred malt and English hops to give a truly unique flavour. This is Shepherd Neame’s delicious interpretation of this classic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2046) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Very dark brown with a fair amount of carbonation. There’s a lovely thin layer of light tan head. Liquorice dominates the nose, but there is some black coffee and raisin as well. Taste starts quite sweet - again very liquorice-y - but turns to a bitter finish with some gentle hops. Long lip-smacking finish. Medium body. Fairly standard porter but done well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4907) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle. Appearance - close to opaque black with a decent fawn head. Nose - coffee and dark chocolate. Light smoke. Taste - general mocha thing going on Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3098) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Aroma of cocoa powder, chocolate and Twiglets. Flavour of liquorice, chocolate and roasted malts. Thin body with a watery texture. Light fizz. A bit thin and weak but the aroma is nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
500ml bottle. A flavoursome and smoky porter. Way better than Guinness so why not give it a try?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1644) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle from Sainsburys. Dark brown beer, white foam. Slightly high carbonation. Interesting, liquorice, hint blackcurrant, some ever so slightly harsh charry burnt malt, a tad sour. Shep Neame house character evident but seems to fit well. This exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lokis333 (305) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - NOV 24, 2015
Deep dark brown/cherry color with strong brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke and sweet. Palate, medium body, not the thickest texture, with nice long lasting smoky finish. Taste, bitter, smokey,malty and liquorice. Not bad, interesting and quite nice porter, would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dj (562) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Dark brown colour with a red hue. Malty chocolate aroma with musty leaves. Flavour is fairly sweet, malty with more leaves and a moderately bitter finish. Some citrus and coffee notes. A bit overcarbonated for my liking. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (2129) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2015
I love me a good porter and this definitelt is one. Has all your normal porter flavors, never bad but very pleasant. Gift from uckelman

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (367) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Gleboki ciemny kolor ,szczatkowa brazowa piana ktora znika natychmiast. Wyrazna nuta karmelowa przewaza nad czekolada. Nic specjalnego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Sainsburys (Bath). Deep and smoky with hints of wood.

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