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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 61   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012

Bottle 500ml. clear glass.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, milk chocolate, malt extract, toffee. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, milk chocolate, dark malt, light roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111204]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Bottled. Deep ruby red colour, small off.white head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, ashes and some other coffeeish and mild fudgeish notes. Flavour is roasted malts, toffee, ashes, coffee and some other stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
Bottled at chriso’s. Dark brown, beige head. Some chocolate and caramel. Mid sweet with medium body. Caramelly with low hop rate anf bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2012
bottle at home ... deep brown ... bubbly tan head ... soft toffee fruits ... creamy toffeee malts ... quite a bit of puff candy ... sweet roast ... ok but not as rich as i like

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Well what can I say about yet another Sheps pasteurised beer in a clear bottle that I havent said already? Well I like Sheps smaller brews over the past few years. The head brewer has actually produced some decent berrs. This has a decent roasty aroma with some good dark fruits too. Blackberries and blackcurrants. The body only suffers a little from the light pasteurisation. The finish is surprisingly decent. I rather like it. The choc the fruit the finish. Decent

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10699) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle at home in London with Chris. Pours clear, dark brown with a small, off-white head. Dark malts on the nose with hints of cocoa. Slight lactic sweetness in the flavor, some faintly roasted malts, very light earthy bitters. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes slightly tangy with that lactic bit, some faint char, very faint dark fruits. A decent beer overall, though lacking a little in the complexity department.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2010
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsburys, Banbury. Black with tan head. Chocolate, fruity, licorice flavours on a slightly sweet body. Some carbonation, thinnish but nicely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a whitish head and lacing. The aroma has coffee and roasted malts. More of the same in the mouth with added chocolate. A touch of paper to spoil. Reasonable but does need a more robust body.


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