Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
London, England


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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.

bdunhill's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdunhill (254) - Brussels, - JAN 24, 2013
With a mild aroma and a dark crisp appearance, this portor looks the part but has a bitter tongue and a light palate. For the price its quite a nice porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (40) - 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 (287) - 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 (2281) - 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 (1458) - 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 (5923) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (783) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (380) - - 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

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yodapl (83) - 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.

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