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


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RATINGS: 235   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankcolub (98) - Ashbury, - AUG 5, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 Bottle, Dark chocolate colour, coffee and chocolate aroma, Full rich toffee flavour, nice bitter creamy aftertaste. another great beet by J. Squire.

flinmac (3) - - JAN 7, 2018 does not count
Ok beer. Dark. Chocolate. Caramel. Rate rate rate rate talk talk talk. Beer beer beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

danjs5 (357) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2017
On tap at the Crafty Squire, Melbourne. Looks good in glass with ruby red brown appearance. Toasty malt and toffee aroma with dark fruit. Similar taste with noticable sweet rasins and some roasted caramel and liqourice. Quite smooth really. Much better than expected.

WhichBrew (7) - Currumbin Waters, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2017 does not count
Rich dark chocolatey brown in colour and flavour, with some an underlying tinge of coffee. Pleasant burnt sugar and malt aroma. This porter is not too heavy and eminently drinkable. Very nice.

CurlyJoe (383) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2017
Dark, semi clear, with generous frothy head. Burnt chocolate aroma, smoky malts. Sweet malt taste too, slight bitterness as well. Not too heavy. Drinkable.

Piepenhenrich (1285) - Steinbach, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2017
A reasonable Porter, but too sweet for my taste buds, yet a good alternative to the ever-the-same ales.

northropfrye (3731) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 5, 2017
Dark body white head. Slight roast and malty elements but, despite the proclaimation on the label, it lacks flavour or complexity. The Katoomba Porter i had earlier in the day was much better.

jmgreenuk (10330) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 23, 2017
Tap at the Crafty Squire, Russell St Melbourne. Poured a clear reddish brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is caramel malt, creamy toffee. The flavour is moderate sweet light liquorice bitter with a smooth light dry roasty malt dry ashtray palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

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. It’s still nothing complex but it’s still fairly good. Mouthfeel: Higher than expected carbonation with a smooth feel. Good enough body for the style.

wrlangin (230) - 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

mcberko (19809) - 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.

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