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Brewed by Salopian
Style: Porter
Shrewsbury, England

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2012
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Lovely soft almost buttery milky chocolate aroma. Some nice hops early on too. Full in the mouth, a rich rast, but with some sharp bitterness. Drying burntness in part, but leaves you wanting more. Hops carry through quite strongly in the finish too, even though the burnt roast is the primary aspect of the beer. Very nice, could happily stick several of these down be back to back, despite the dry burntness.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1366) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma has a subtle sweet quality. Pours a black color with a tan head. Tastes of bitter coffee which carries through into the aftertaste. Light bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, while enjoyable, I would like to have a fuller bodied brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (205) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2012
50cl bottle. Dark almost black colour with light white head. Some coffee and roastness in nose. Balanced taste but some way too bitter first bite for porter. Still a good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Pours clear, deep ruby-black with a strong, cloud-like , puffy tan head. Taste is well balanced....coffee, malt, chocolate... Nut and wood. Very good, almost more of a dark amber than porter.... Still.... a wonderful brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 24, 2012
Marrone scuro con schiuma beige poco persistente. Naso abbastanza intenso con note di caffè tostato, cacao, frutta secca. Secca, abbastanza amara, leggera di corpo e molto beverina.....

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3483) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Lovely roasted malts aroma and feels great in the palate, but does lack something in flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3002) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
50 cl bottle, bbe 05/13. Almost black, lasting beige head. Chocolate, roasted malt and instant coffee in aroma. Flavor has ash, roasted malt and milk chocolate. Long roadty finish. Thin body, high drinkability.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1639) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle from super market. Black color, beige head. Roasty taste with chocolate, coffee and raisins. Somewhat light body. Roasty finish with malts. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerheart65 (957) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Roasted aroma has licorice, syrup, dark chocolate. Dark red/brown to black color, beige head. Taste is dryer than aroma, roasted dry, thin feel, long bitter finish. Somehow felt like this had potential for more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 1, 2012
Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, lightly roasted, a bit of molasses. Thin, medium carbonated body. Flavor has light coffee, chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, biscuit, and very light smoke. Such a nice porter.


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