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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Porter
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Well defined liquorice and roasted malt flavours are balanced with Target and Goldings hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
Sample @ CBF. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, caramel and hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
birrabona (212) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2011
I’m not an expert on porter, but this is a great product. Carbonitrogen on tap, black as night. Foam is not smooth, creamy texture. Soft touch on the lips, with soft hints of coffee, chocolate, Toffy. Medium body, sliding over the classic stout. A bit ’of sparkling mineral water. Non sono un esperto di porter, ma questo è un gran prodotto. Alla spina in carboazoto, nera come la notte. Schiuma non vellutata, cremosa. Soffice tocco sulle labbra, con morbido sentore di caffè, cioccolato, toffy. Corpo medio, più scorrevole delle classiche stout. Un po’ di frizzante, minerale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6439) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2011
Tap @ Pub Kultainen Apina.
Pours a black colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, vegetables and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, licorice, coffee, hops and some chocolate. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a dry finish. Pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6234) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2011
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with brief frothy pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, dark rye bread, ashes, dark chocolate and hints of dark berries. Malty, roasted taste with dark chocolate, coffee, dark bread, ashes and some cocoa bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Medium body, mainly dry. Compared to the cask version it’s less fruit and more ashes. Nice and tasty porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2011
Black colored with little beige head. Rich roasted and licorice aroma, thin chocolate also here. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also rich with roastines and licorice, straightforward brew, afteraste has thin hops with roastiness still.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Draught at Old Brick’s Inn, Jyväskylä. Black color. The aromas and flavors of licorice, coffee and bitter chocolate. Moderately hopped, enough bitterness for a balance. Dryish fairly smooth palate. Not highly complex but still very enjoyable porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 On-tap. Ölrepubliken, Göteborg. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Light bodied, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, licorice, nuts. Dry finish. Nice, easy drinking porter. Re-rated 2011-02-12.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (3244) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
Bouteille. Un bon porter, belle couleur noire, nez de caramel et de torréfaction, j’aime ce porter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (10579) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsburys, Banbury. Dark brown, ruby with off white head. Quite sugary sweet for a porter, yes there is a liquorice, roasty malt background but there is the overpowering sweetness. Some hop in the close. Pretty average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
(C-btl, Bk/Gl-lbl, "1698 Britain’s oldest brewer", "Dark Porter")

ambr-lct, §high co2, §bitter T3, malty Ts, bitter Tf, meal


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