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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 60   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, - 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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (297) - - 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

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (2712) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Pours near-black, big bubbly beige head. Light roast and chocolate aromas. Taste has a little more chocolate, slight metallic note. Sweet finish. Quite light bodied and thin. Not bad, not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
booldawg (44) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Quite effervescent for the style. Good mix of malt/hops. Thin tan head. Quite fizzy on the tongue.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1542) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
Clear black, light tan head, fading. Mostly roasted malts and coffee this one. Rather watery. Miss the chocolate, so I will just eat that with the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (506) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
500ml bottle from sainsburys. I was going to buy this, until I saw it was brewed by Shepherd Neame, and I’m pleased I did. This is a very good London Porter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (168) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours a nice black with minimal tan head. Smell is roasted malt with a vegetable like quality, bits of coffee coming through too. The taste is roasted malt mainly, with notes of dark chocolate and coffee coming through mildly with a slight dry fruit. This leads on to a nice dry finish. Nothing amazing but certainly drinkable!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Firefly54 (228) - - NOV 25, 2013
Black colour, off white head. Aroma - quite sweet, milk chocolate, raisin, hint of coffee, some plum and red fruit. Taste - less going on than with the aroma. Chocolate and coffee notes, slight liquorice, touch of vanilla. Bitterness is short, medium carbonation. Acceptable enough stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3480) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Clear 500ml Bottle: BBD May 14, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard during Nov 13 and shared with no one. Pours a pleasant black shade, with a full foaming blanket of tanned bubbles. The smell was over roasted malts, which gave coffee and dark chocolate notes and a hint of what was to come taste wise. Sure enough, malted chocolate and coffee feel to the flavour, slight bitter finish to each sip, but the hops kept a low profile throughout. A long way from sweet, but it wasn’t sour either, just a regular Porter, if a little thin in body depth.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2403) - 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.


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