JohnRMurdoch (5001) - 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. burgess1984 (51) - ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
Smokey and dry, great brew. I picked it up in hope and in future I will buy again. Goes down easily and has a watery mouthfeel. A summer drink for me. fairwater (146) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle from Asda. By the cap, brewed by Shepherd Neame. Pours black with no head. Bit more carbonation than I like in a stout. Nose of light hops and dark malts. Slightly fruity taste, with roast coffee. Good, if a bit too fizzy for me. stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle from Asda
ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Very dark ruby brown...ruby edges...big rocky tan head..reasonable lacing
Aroma - Roasted malt...some dark toffee...sweetish dark malts...yeast...hint of dark fruit..fairly light aroma
Taste - Roasted malts..some spicy bitter hops...bit of coffee...yeast...dark toffee
Palate - Medium carb....thin to medium body...sweet malts....bitter roast and hops. Finish - much more bitter coffee and bitter hops comes through here with a bit over-lingering rather rough burnt toast, sweet dark malt, bit mineraly tail.
Overall - A reasonable porter from Shepheard Neame, spoiled a bit by the roughish finish.
Tasty and impressive own brand porter with excellent nose. Full bodied ale.
ralphdot (1100) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
5.2%, black with a nice head, sweet malt and fruit aroma, malty and there is definitely chocolate in the taste, quite good for a supermarket (Asda Wal-Mart) beer. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish. Martin243 (1214) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2011
5ooml bottle from ASDA (surprise, surprise!), served cellar cool. Unmistakably a Shepherd Neame Production, which is usually a minus point for me. Aroma of farmyard and leather. Deepest mahoghany, with a tan head that lasts, full bodied with well balanced flavours, not sweet and sticky like some dark beers. Cold black coffee, and leathery, biscuity dryness in the mouth. Soft carbonation suits the style perfectly. I even like the dumpy, chunky bottle! MiP (15960) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle, 5.2%, KØ11. Mild papery aroma. OK roasted flavour, mild and nice. Hint of paper, but not bad. omhper (25563) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2011
Bottled at Københavnske Øldage 2011. Dark brown. Fruity nose. Sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Insipid and dull. Green apples, some grains, mainly just lack of substance. Low bitterness.