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Brewed by Sambrooks
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 108   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.


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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Cask @ The Kings Arms, after a frustrating (if relieving) Chelsea victory. The pour’s deep reddish brown with a bubbly off-white head. The nose is big raspberry, hints of roasted grain, mildly astringent apple peel. The taste is more berry fruits. After acclimating to the the initial berry taste, a real strong red apple cider taste started to dominate. Little roast malt or dry coffee flavors present. This beer definitely has taken a funky infection on. Light body, soft. Overall, I can’t say the infection made this beer undrinkable, it just turned it into something that doesn’t resemble the beer described by other reviewers. Re-rate needed.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (479) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1564) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ejr (169) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigRor (12) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Strong, fruity and treacly. Not the best pint as it was towards the end of the barrel, and I’d been drinking the 3 Weiss Monkeys up until that point. Would be a good mid-Guiness break for stout lovers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Dark brown English porter with a slight roasted flavor with light hints of chocolate. Well carbonated with many small bubbles. Somewhat sweet. Easy drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at home, 01/06/14, from ABM. Rich chestnut brown with a moderate light tan covering that dissipates and retains as a swirl and edgework. Nose is light roast, brown bread, tobacco, grain, earthy cocoa. Taste comrpises earthy cocoa, toffee, fruit loaf, brown sugars, sweet notes, vanilla, subtle hop presence noted. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, swee and very light drying effect in the close. Ok porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
(bottle) Clear, dark brown colour with a ruby shine and a short and tanned foamy head. Earthy dark and roasted malty aroma with notes of liquorice, milk chocolate and withered leaves. Moderately sweet, slightly roasty bitter and delicately sour flavour, rather light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Earthy and leafy, moderately roasted malty aroma with notes of caramel, liquorice and chocolate; moderately dry and mildly roasty bitter finish with notes of chocolate and hints of leather in the aftertaste. 13.V.14

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1514) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Cask Post Office Vaults Birmingham. Roasty, bitter and malty. On the tongue its smooth, semi sweet and very easy to drink, with a light licquorice finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (4070) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2014
Classic one with expected aromas of some chocolate and coffee. Dark, a bit thick and full bodied. To recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Cask at The Grovesnor. Pours clear brown, minuscule bubbly white head. Aromas of light chocolate, toffee and nuts. Taste is more of the same. Smooth, light chocolate and toffee sweet. Clean finish. A refreshing porter!


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