Brewed by Sambrooks
Style: Porter
London, England


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RATINGS: 93   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.

jackl's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (3867) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmather (137) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
Good but not great version of a classic porter. Slight oxidation. Probably would be better closer to the source.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Tastes of dark, burnt malts, giving it a dry mouth feel. Big hop bitterness as well as an odd lingering tang on the palate, perhaps it could do with being a bit sweeter?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (278) - POLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, brązowa, pod światło prześwitująca, klarowna. Piana kremowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita, utrzymująca się i ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Wysycenie niskie. Aromat: zaskakująco ubogi, lekkie nuty palone, może malanoidyny, owoce i tyle... Smak: początkowo słodki, następnie do głosu dochodzą ciemniejsze słody. Mamy zatem spieczone ciasto, paloność, a nawet jakby nuty wędzone i (niestety) tylko lekką czekolodawość. Pierwszy kontakt z piwem z browaru Sambrook’s, trochę wymuszony z uwagi na moje gapiostwo (przekroczony termin przydatności do spożycia). Niestety obawiam się, że nie zapamiętam jakoś szczególnie tego trunku, choć wydaje się, że upływ czasu mu nie zaszkodził. Moim zdaniem jest w nim jednak zbyt mało portera, który kojarzy mi się głównie z czekoladą, a znacznie mniej z palonością. Tutaj mamy na odwrót. Nie jest to złe piwo, jednak spodziewałem się czegoś innego. Wolę raczej porter angielski / London porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4035) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Appearance: Transparent black color with a tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted malt and mild coffee.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild fruity, mild coffee, some roasted malt and faint chocolate.
Overall impression: Decent easy drinkable porter.
Personal stats: Bottle at from Vinmonopolet Ski, Norway

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bulldogops (1032) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Rating #993 - February 17, 2014 - $.25 clearout gem from Depot. 500ml bottle, 4.9% Pour is dark brown with a decent tan head, kinda bubbly. 6. Aroma is dark roast malts, chocolate, and almonds. Taste is full-bodied, smooth, and loaded with toasted malt character. Lingering bitterness, mild chalkiness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (3784) - Tromsř, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Drukket i heimen 30 Aug 13. Dyp rřdbrun. Middels hřyt skum som daler raskt. Litt lacing. Forsiktig aroma av rřstet malt. Myk munnfřlelse. Smaken er lakris & sřt rřstet malt. Ettersmak av sjokolade & litt kaffe. En lett-drikkelig porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1472) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Draught at Gallows Bird. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, nuts, toffee, hops and dark fruits. Bitter finish with dark fruits, nuts and coffee. Good, a bit lighter porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (2019) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle at home from sourced market. Aromas of hazzelnut, nutty buttery caramel. Some soapy notes. Clear dark ruby red pour with a small fleeting cream head. Flavour is chocy roast, musty, caramel and some earthy hop. Medium sweet caramel medium body and average carbonation. Middle of the road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park, London in Nov 2013 - Mahogany/Reddish-Brown in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Hoppy; earthy hops. Fruity; dried fruits, raisins. Very roast malty with a rather harsh sourness, leaving a bitter finish. Despite that it is quite drinkable. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (1872) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from Sourced Market, St. Pancras, London. This extremely dark brown-black beer has chocolate and roasted flavours, creamy milk chocolate and a bitter coffee finish.

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