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Brewed by Salopian
Style: Porter
Shrewsbury, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Mainly available bottled. Has been seen on tap.
Historically the term used to describe a porter blended from a variety of ales, entire butt uses 14 different malts and 3 hops to recreate this forgotten style of porter. The beer is black/brown with a crisp white head and is distinctly vinuous. It has little hop character as essentially the flavour is derived from the malts. Malts used: pale Maris Otter, lager, wheat, pale crystal, dark crystal, dark chocolate, pale chocolate, black, roasted barley, caramalt, torrified wheat, amber malt, brown malt and malted oats.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2278) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2013
@Sergioís in Louisville. Clear dark ruby brown with a bubbly ivory head, slashes of lace. Taste is roasted caramel malt. There is slight smoke, slight coffee, and slight chocolate as well, all contributing through the palate to a balancing bitter finish that is accented by light fizz on the sides of the tongue. Simple, yet well conceived. A keeper!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Migmar (251) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Black, almost no head. Roasted coffee. Light bitterness. A rather light porter, a bit thin and watery.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhammaren (1163) - FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
.5l bottle @ Vihreš Haltiatar Pours clear dark red. Aroma is mud, dark malts, brown sugar and syrup. Flavor is mostly same. Weak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (873) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2013
500 ml bottle. Dark ruby bown colour, thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, with notes of coffee and milk chocolate. The flavour is dryish, roasted malty, with notes of berries and coffee, and a roasted hoppy finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2603) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Bottled. Pours dark brown in color with a tanned head. Slightly roasted notes, some coffee and hints of wood in aroma. A bit dry. Notes of smoke and coffee in taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Hard to tell if itís cloudy, but the beer looks pretty clear in the light. Nice, glowy color. Medium tan head. Lots of fine bubbles. After a few minutes, thereís still a decent film of bubbles. Iím getting chocolate maltiness as the primary flavor in the aroma, but itís backed up by a mix of fruit, nutty brown malt, caramel, molasses, light coffee/roast and a hint of wood. Thereís a lot of malt complexity to this beer. Very nice toasty malt notes. A rather rich aroma for <5% abv. The flavor is a touch weaker for me. The malt complexity is still there, but some of the rich sweetness is gone. It starts out with a fairly simple sweetness before bringing in some nice fruity flavors and takes its time pulling out the chocolate and roast. Good finish with roast, tobacco and earth hops lingering for some time. Mouthfeel is smooth. Drinks big for the abv. British brewers know how to pack flavor into lower abv beers. Sits a bit light on the palate, though. Not the best impersonation of cask mouthfeel for a bottled beer that Iíve found, but itís always a losing effort and itís still nice. This is an enjoyable porter with lots of rich British malt flavor in a relatively small package. I would love to see more American brewers make a serious effort with this sort of beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (719) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2013
Pours a dark brownish not quite black with a medium tan head. The aroma is earthy, with caramel, chocolate, nuts, and bready malts. The taste has a main focus on chocolate and nuts. It is very malty and bready, especially as the taste lingers in your mouth. I find some hints of raisin in here as well. Aftertaste consists of caramel, chocolate and bread. Medium bodied and chewy in texture. It isnít overly carbonated. Not bad. I think I actually like this a bit more than my rating suggests. All of the impressions are rather subtle here. But Iím drinking this, the more Iím enjoying it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimsRatings (421) - - FEB 5, 2013
Not very familiar with English porters... This beer has a slightly bitter taste, yet is kind of tasty with a dark aftertaste. . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpkeskinen (269) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Drank from a bottle at home. Sweet and slightly smoky taste. Probably due to the low alcohol content, there is a watery aftertaste. Not bad but not good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6508) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090404.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, some roasted malts, caramel and mild hops. Flavor of caramel, roasted malts and some cocoa. Decent.


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