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Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter

Brewed by Sambrooks
Style: Porter
London, England


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned (at 5.0%).
The first Ale in our seasonal range, Powerhouse Porter is our modern take on this classic London beer style.
Powerhouse is named in association with our local landmark Battersea Power Station.
We brew with a combination of brown, chocolate, crystal and pale malts and hop with a blend of Fuggles, Boadicea, Challenger and Fuggles. Powerhouse Porter is 4.9% ABV with a rich, dark chocolate flavour and an aroma of toasted malt and winter fruits.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomasjoberg (37) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Draught at black door in Helsinki. Bit of dark fruit and butter but no strong Aroma. Look like a Pepsi with little bit of lightly tanned head (0,2 inches). Sweet taste, dust and watery cherries is what comes to my mind. A bit of plastic roastiness too... Bit of old bread and sourness... Not pleasant beer! To avoid if you want a nice evening. By definition avoid sambrook’s stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2067) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
Diminishing fawn head. Clear dark dark brown body with ruby tones. Crocheted pearl-lacing. Aroma; mild sweet malts, toffee, floral hops, cocoa notes. Taste; prunes, cocoa, caramel, dusty hops, chocolate. Cocoa finish with faint notes of sweet banana. Soft in the mouth, nice body on 4.9%. Quaffable porter indeed. [50cl brown btl, abv4.9, #L226 BBE08.14, 7€, B@Vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsö]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1361) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
On cask at Greyhound, Hartshill. Pours very dark brown with a red hue, head is tan. Quite sweet for a porter which spoils a very smooth base. Nice enough but could have been much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 9, 2014
Cask @ The Magnet, Stockport [011114]
Black with big ruby edges, thin tan head, touch of lacing
Aroma of soft roast, dab of dark fruits, hint of dark chocolate, light nose
Taste of dark caramel, soft mellow roast, dark plain chocolate, dark bit sweet malts, mellow, well balanced
Palate - Medium thin body, soft sweet and bitter. Finish of dark malts, soft plain bitter chocolate
Overall - Tad thin but decent porter, sweeter than usual for a porter, nice flavours

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olio (6896) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a small head. Dark ripe fruits on the nose, some nutty notes, toasted malts and faint coffee hints. Very bready and nutty flavor, caramel malts and some molasses build up to a sweet finish. Slick palate, slightly watery, way too bready.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Cask at the Le Gothique Wandsworth Beer Festival on 29 March 2012. Poured black, with a halo of beige head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa nibs and molasses. Liquorice in the flavour, with dark chocolate and roasted malt. Finish was coffee, treacle and dates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1130) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Cask at the Windsor Castle, Kensington. Black with a loose white head. Aromas of blackcurrant and plum, liquorice, slate. Clean bittersweet taste with a hint of sour. There is also a savoury almost smoky note. Notes of liquorice and beechwood. Light and surprisingly refreshing mouthfeel for a porter. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (600) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Clear, near-black reddish beer with a foamy head. Chocolatety, , aroma. Rich in body, chocolate, fruit and light, , toastymalt. Leaves a faint but pleasant sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1940) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a very dark black/brown with a tan head. The smell is dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. The taste is as it smells ending a bit bitter. The body is light with a mild carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2014
Mørk, mørk brun med et beige skum som holdt bra. Aroma av røstet malt, karamell, frukt og sjokolade. Smaken følger aroma,men her er det også hint av kaffe.

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