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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
London, England

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1774) - 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 (6450) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle from the Cromwell Road Sainsbury’s. Pours very dark brown with a slight tan head. Nose is mild chocolate. Med minus body. Stiff carb. Flavor is smooth roast/dark/burnt malt with some chocolate. It’s dry and reasonably bitter in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
Bottle unsurprisingly from Sainsburys. Black pour with a light tan head. Roast malt aroma with raisins and dark chocolate. Raisin, dark fruit, raisin and licorice flavour. Quite dry. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1947) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Almost black beer with small head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, liquorice and dark fruits. Light body a little too much carbonation though. A decent enough porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cthistle (6) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2013 does not count
Poured into pint glass, black with beige head. Licorice aroma with, chocolate Licorice tastes

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (769) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
500 ml Bottle poured into a half pint glass, topped up. Black bodied with a dense beige head.Licquorice aroma, licquorice and chocolate flavours with a mettalic, ashy note. Dry and biscuity. Full bodied and mouth filling. Challenged my Shepherd Neame prejudice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (10649) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 23, 2013
Röstiger Antrunk mit trockenen, leicht schokoladigen Noten. Die Röstnoten bleiben mild, aufkommende Bitternoten sind ab dem Mittelteil im Vordergrund, was sich auch nicht mehr ändert. Durchaus in Ordnung. 11/9/8/8/9/8

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
500ml bottle. ar: Blackcurrant. ap: dark brown, thick head, dissipating. ta: medium-sweet, medium bitterness. pa: medium body, creamy texture, carbonation lively, liquorice finish. Overall: Effervescent in mouth, tends to mask flavour. Might be worth leaving 10 minutes in glass.


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