Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
Holborn, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - JAN 30, 2015
Dark red with sticky cream head. Aroma is spicy and smokey with peat and juicy fruit too. Taste is dry and bitter, biting and refreshing, also has nice tingly tongue feel. A bit watery, but good porter overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (382) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Hilly cream-colored head over opaque dark reddish black. Minimal aroma of malt and molasses. Chocolate and coffee laced with a bit of thin red berry juice. Medium body, appropriate for a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (586) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Pours black. Medium tan head with very fine bubbles. Aroma is cocoa and brewers licorice. Full body. Bitter and medium sweet. Rather lively, perhaps a bit overcarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2598) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle sainsburys. Black red decent tan head. Aroma is milk choc roasted malts taste same some spice liquorice smoke bitter finish. Medium body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (703) - - SEP 15, 2014
Black colour and amber head. Strong aroma of roasted malts. The taste is of coffee and liquorice with a good level of bitterness to balance the sweetness of the roasted malts. Nice long finish. A little watery - I would have liked a more mouth-filling quality. A well-made porter, but not as good as some examples.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1923) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a dark colour with a thin head, taste is of liquorice and burnt sugars, quite rich, not my kind of thing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ManVsBeer (8489) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Salford. Despite the clear glass bottle (and spending a year in the personal beer cellar), the taste and texture does not seem to have been compromised and this is a punchy porter with a milky roasted malt nose and a slightly grittier than this taste. Almost black with a bubbly head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (6143) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury cons 2014-07-12 Uddingston Scotland AR: espresso with some milk, baking chocolate when poured even more rich coffey AP: dark brown with a red rim, stoutly cream brown wee steady head F: fizzy, stout more then a porter - almost like a Guinness, wee dark chocolate, heavy roasted coffee, wee salt liquorice, fairly bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Mild caramel aroma. Pure black with a slight creamy head. Very bitter and sharp taste. Mild coffee undertones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (4688) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
500ml bottle (not bottle conditioned) from Sainsbury’s, Darnley, Glasgow - opaque very dark brown near black, thin lively beige head, lot of bubbles, roasted malty, chocolate aroma, negligible lacing, chocolate, a bit spicy, very high carbonation, touch metallic

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