Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
London, England


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lloydy (72) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
500ml bottle. A flavoursome and smoky porter. Way better than Guinness so why not give it a try?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle from Sainsburys. Dark brown beer, white foam. Slightly high carbonation. Interesting, liquorice, hint blackcurrant, some ever so slightly harsh charry burnt malt, a tad sour. Shep Neame house character evident but seems to fit well. This exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lokis333 (222) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - NOV 24, 2015
Deep dark brown/cherry color with strong brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke and sweet. Palate, medium body, not the thickest texture, with nice long lasting smoky finish. Taste, bitter, smokey,malty and liquorice. Not bad, interesting and quite nice porter, would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dj (553) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Dark brown colour with a red hue. Malty chocolate aroma with musty leaves. Flavour is fairly sweet, malty with more leaves and a moderately bitter finish. Some citrus and coffee notes. A bit overcarbonated for my liking. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (2022) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2015
I love me a good porter and this definitelt is one. Has all your normal porter flavors, never bad but very pleasant. Gift from uckelman

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (216) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Gleboki ciemny kolor ,szczatkowa brazowa piana ktora znika natychmiast. Wyrazna nuta karmelowa przewaza nad czekolada. Nic specjalnego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Sainsburys (Bath). Deep and smoky with hints of wood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2546) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Mike. Pours mahogany with a small frothy beige head. Peppery coffee aroma. The aroma is lightly spicy with some nice coffee and liquorice flavours. The body is pretty thin, but otherwise quite an enjoyable one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1621) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (6421) - 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.

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