Brewed by Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: Porter
Sydney, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
James Squire Porter is a beer of finesse. Its relationship to stout is evident in a rich, deep colour that is less opaque and unveils window panes of ruby mahogany.Unlike stout, it has more delicate complexity. Roasted barley andwheat, subtle hoppings and long maturation create hints of bitter malt chocolate and pillowy head.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kurtos (196) - Sydney, - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Poors a tar black colour. Aroma. A creamy coffee aroma. Taste. A creamy smoothness, with hints of coffee nuts and unsweetened cocoa. Overall. A real treat and one of the better beers in the James Squire Range.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: Black like Coke with a decent amount of head that fades a little to barely a thin ring. Pretty much like most porters. Smell: Strong brown sugar, almost burnt a little bit with some caramel. Quite delightful. Taste: At first, it tasted a little like weak coffee but as it warmed, it became a little more flavorful with some chocolate and roasted notes. Its still nothing complex but its still fairly good. Mouthfeel: Higher than expected carbonation with a smooth feel. Good enough body for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wrlangin (222) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2016
345 ml bottle at the lobby bar in Ayres Rock (Desert Sails Hotel). Pours black with small tan head. Mild aroma of toasted malt. Overall flavour was toasted malt and chocolate. Ok, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (16268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a deep dark brown with a reddish tinge and a small beige head. Aroma brings out soy sauce and light toasted malt. Flavour is similar, with dry toasted malt and light soy sauce notes. Boring but clean, despite the soy sauce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gonzin (187) - ARGENTINA - APR 15, 2016
Probada tirada en The Charming Squire, Brisbane. Buena porter. Recomendable, que no es poco en Australia. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3846) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
Along with Yves at his home black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt aroma with a sweet fruity malt hop bitter taste and a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2971) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
Shared with wim at my home. Black colored beer with large diminishing brown head and no carbonation visible. Malty roasted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter roasted malty sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1880) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
On Tap at Charming Squire, Brisbane on 9th September 2015. Black with creamy off-white foam and partial lacing. Mildly roasty aroma. Citrus, roastiness and touches of smoke in-mouth. A short, roasty finish becoming fruity and slightly smoky. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffLover (126) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Out of a bottle in the outback. Good smokey malted flavor, but too carbonated for my palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2015
On tap. Schooner glass. Probably served a tad too cold. Malty aroma, which matches the flavour. Very dark brown, fairly well carbonated and 1/2 finger stable head. Taste was mostly held back at the front of the mouth due to the carbonation, but ended on a nice malty mocha finish. I ordered a second because I did enjoy it quite a lot. Will be interesting to see if the bottle is as good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Morboso (146) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2016 Re-rate, aroma slight dark chocolate and raisin,nice creamy diminishing head, good carbonation balance, not complex just a consistent and smooth journey through the mouth. I am still learning to appreciate dark beer as even the slightest roasted characteristics takes it into a different category of beer. Normally that "burnt" taste with food anyway I associate with a cake left in the oven for long for example. Though I think that this would complement certain foods such as tacos, or blue cheese. I dont see dark ale as sessionable yet. Would need a few pales in between.

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