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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 (44) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1349) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2015 Casi negra. Escasa espuma. Aroma tostado con notas de café y vainilla. En boca equilibrada y muy bebible. Malteada, tostada, chocolate y algo espaciada y ahumada. Final seco y moderadamente amargo.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (5821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbo’s, Chillesden Green. Deep brown with a tight tan head that quickly dissipates. Plenty of ashy roasted nuts on the nose. Hints of acidity. Some red fruit. Flavors skews bitter/dry. Sort of thin. Plenty of coffee, ash, and little else. Light body, prickly carbonation. Not one I’d quickly return to.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Light aroma and strong taste of the distracted chefs boiled dry pan burnt vegetables. Minimal lacey off white head over reddish dark brown beer. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Burnt malt, herbal bitterness (I’m not getting the licorice in this one!?). Medium dry finish of damp bonfire smoke. Fascinating.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (770) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2015
Clear, dark, red-brown beer with a thick, beige foamy head. Malty, spicy smell. Flavour is smoky malt and light, sweet chocolate. It’s ever so slightly watery in the mouth but it’s a perfectly serviceable porter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (361) - - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Sainsburys Team Valley. Pours deep black with decent tan head. Rich, dark flavour - a little dry, roasted malts, little hint of chocolate. Very nice indeed

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. What a pleasant surprise! Pours Black with ruby tint, single finger, off white head. Aroma of cream, malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste of initial cream, then light smokiness, malts-biscuity, caramel, toffee, dark fruits then come in, then chocolate, light carbonation and then coffee and smoky creamy finish. Rate this!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yodapl (77) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Piana: drobno-pecherzykowa, jasny bez, zapada sie dosc szybko, ale tworzy niezły lacing. Kolor: czarny. Aromat: mleczny, orzechowy, kawowy, moglby byc intensywniejszy. Smak: gorzka kawa, calkiem solidna goryczka. Całkiem pijalne, goryczka garbnikowa. Średnio wysycone, light body. Najprosciej opisać to piwo jako gorzka, czarna kawa.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (714) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (276) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (404) - 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.


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