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 (251) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (292) - - 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 (277) - 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 (70) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (516) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (233) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (345) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle sainsburys. Black red decent tan head. Aroma is milk choc roasted malts taste same some spice liquorice smoke bitter finish. Medium body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (328) - - SEP 15, 2014
Black colour and amber head. Strong aroma of roasted malts. The taste is of coffee and liquorice with a good level of bitterness to balance the sweetness of the roasted malts. Nice long finish. A little watery - I would have liked a more mouth-filling quality. A well-made porter, but not as good as some examples.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a dark colour with a thin head, taste is of liquorice and burnt sugars, quite rich, not my kind of thing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wimpyjoe (5109) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Salford. Despite the clear glass bottle (and spending a year in the personal beer cellar), the taste and texture does not seem to have been compromised and this is a punchy porter with a milky roasted malt nose and a slightly grittier than this taste. Almost black with a bubbly head.

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