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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (4524) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle at home from Sainsburys. Clear bottle. Aroma is socks, some skunky veg hops, choc and roast. Dark Caramel / red pour with a thin beige head. Flavour is a bit stale, solid roast. Slight rusty penny in the finish. Palate is light but a nice dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2879) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Pours near black with a lasting thin beige head, cocoa, roast malt and a little roast coffee on the nose. Creamy-dry body with more dry plain chocolate, notes of dark dried fruit, some juicy malt and a little liquorice. Light appley sweetness in the midbody, finishing with dry burnt bitterness and a returning coffee note. Very nice!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OwainTurner (375) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle from the Supermarket. Pours rather dark, but thin. Little head, coffee cream. Aroma of coffee, chicory, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit - but not intense. Taste is weak cold. Much nicer tipid. Bitter chocolate, sour fruit. Slight liquorice taste (as stated on bottle) nothing to write home about.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle from Sainsburys :-) Poured a deep mahogany with a broken tan head. The aroma is earthy peat leading to a medium bitter flavour with roasted malts and a little chocolate on the watery, but refreshing palate. Drinkable at any time of the year.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6103) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate and some liquorice. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate, light toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
left_bank (78) - JAPAN - JUL 25, 2013
overall,pours,looks,and taste (too)light...could use some richness.what i would call a summer porter and not a winter porter! cocoa,coffee,looks like a fluffy milkshake after the first swig.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2113) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle from Sainsbury’s! Deep dark reddy brown. Aroma is pleasant, light choc, roast malts, coffee some sweetness. Fair amount of carbonation. Fairly light but it is flavoursome - quite bitter with a bit of coffee and choc. Not bad, but far from great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUN 4, 2013
At first I was skeptical, as this is a private label beer. It was surprisingly good. Rich, malty, balanced, and available. This last comment may be a surprise to those that think finding a porter in the uk would be like finding bourbon in Kentucky. It isn’t. Apparently stouts and porters in the uk are a winter drink, and most of the young drinkers have moved on to the lighter ales and lagers. The only stout that I can easily find is Guinness. Weird.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6999) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Cocoa nose, minerals, light coffee. Nice cocoa flavor with coffee, minerals, burnt wood. Rather thin and light, but roasty and bitter. Nice enough stuff, though a bit light and watery for me.


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