Asda (Wal Mart)
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
Leeds, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Made exclusively for the Asda supermarket chain by Shepherd Neame
A Porter of true character, made with only the finest malted barley for a firm, bitter flavour.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2296) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle...from ASDA obviously. This is very thin for a porter and there was not enough roasted malt flavor for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (23958) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
5th February 2011
Opaque black beer, small tan head. Light dry palate. Mild dark malt with traces of roast and coffee. Some sweeter malt as well and a little bubblegum ester underneath. Dry finish with a bitter malt and hop snap. Too dry, but okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4324) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Almost black beer. Aroma of chococoffee. The taste is of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and greek coffee. Typical of the Porters I am used to. The palate is a little weak however. Overall a good beer, a style I like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (705) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Okay, lets deal with the elephant in the room. I went here to get a Caesar salad. The assistant said they didnt stock it in this branch but he would phone the Cov Rd store and they would put one on the side for me. 5 miles for a bag of salad. Not for me, thanks, but cheers for the offer. That was Thursday. Today is slightly fizzy chocolate flavoured porter day. I wouldnt drive 5 miles for this either. Got the salad from Sainsbury in the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garyaps (1) - - SEP 26, 2012 does not count
Ive recently tried a lot of different ales but this one really stood out amoungst the rest for me. It has an almost chocolatey/coffee taste to it. Very dark in colour. Its one of those ales you could sit and drink all night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6501) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Dark as the night this one comes with dark chocolate aroma and a bit coffee. Still very drinkable and quaff. Nice :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6720) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle bought at Asda, shared with hubby. Turned out to be the best beer from Sheperd Neame until now.... Aroma of sweetened espresso. Taste of black coffee (European style, not the one you get in the UK) and roasted nuts. Easy to drink, really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Down2die (106) - IRELAND - SEP 2, 2012
bottle from asda 5.2. toffee nose. roast and choc malts slight citrus hop with a dry finish. not bad .....not really had many porters to compare in fairness

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (6902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle, best before May 2008, drank on a wet and windy evening in Shropshire on 7th Jan 2008. Poured into a pint sleeve glass. Very dark ruby red colour with a wonderful foaming deep head, light brown in colour. The aroma is weak and watery a few malt and hops around but nothing to shout about. A sweet biscuit smell comes later. There is a hint of burn toast in the taste and some burnt caramel too, but not a sweet porter by any means. It looked so good, what a pity it is such a watery product with no depth or rich feel to it. I am only having two beers a week during Jan 2008 and I have wasted one on this bottle, bugger!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4667) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Bottle from ASDA. Grassy coffee malt aroma & flavour. Very dark brown colour, decent head. Dry & sweet aftertaste. OK porter.

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