Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Porter
Holborn, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Available in filtered 500ml bottles at Sainsburys supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.
A rich, dark beer packed with intense flavours of chocolate and spicy liquorice. This style of beer was very popular in London during the 18th century and can trace its roots back to 1720. It is brewed with charred malt and English hops to give a truly unique flavour. This is Shepherd Neame’s delicious interpretation of this classic beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, - FEB 16, 2013
500ml bottle. ar: Blackcurrant. ap: dark brown, thick head, dissipating. ta: medium-sweet, medium bitterness. pa: medium body, creamy texture, carbonation lively, liquorice finish. Overall: Effervescent in mouth, tends to mask flavour. Might be worth leaving 10 minutes in glass.

cage.79 (28) - ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2018 Almost black with lasting tan head. Highly carbonated. Smooth with strong liquorice flavour dominating, lingering bitter finish. Can’t complain for £1.50 a pop.

Hanoi (981) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle. Nose dark malt, earth, hint of smoke, slight vanilla and coffee beans. Taste is slightly sour, leading to earth, stale coffee, nut toast, dark malt and a bitter coffee dregs finish. Smells good but the sour / bitter finish didn't work for me.

darrenwls (8) - Bridgend, WALES - SEP 27, 2017 does not count
I looked forward to this being a fan of porters and dark beers. Taste was bland. Aroma of dog wee. It went down the drain.

PeatyPete (1113) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 Black color with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste chocolate, liquorice and burnt toast.

sebsky (389) - ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2017
500 ml bottle @home,bb 05/2018. Black with red tint. Aroma of coffee,liquorice and malt. Taste is coffee,liquorice with bitter finish. Fizzy carbonation puts me off.

wolfcarnival (289) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
bottle from sainsb. pours dark brown with a thick creamy head. roasty fresh coffee nose with crisp hops. tastes of dark malts, soft toffee fruits, bitter cocoa powder. short but decent. too fizzy, overpowers the flavour somewhat. a longer mellower taste would’ve been better. glad i got it tho gj

MayumiH (1224) - - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black colour with a beige head. Lightly smokey. Very subtle chocolate flavour. Light bodied.

Swaroga (2224) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Surprisingly well carbonated, dark brown but watery beer with roasted notes of coffee and black chocolate. Quite dry with delicate dark chocolate like sweetish background. Very traditional apart the strong carbonation.

john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Black in colour; Deep Ruby Red against bright light. Frothy coffee coloured head. Aroma of roast malts and coffee. Very Malty; roasty malts, lots of roast coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of liquorice. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Bitter roast malty throughout with strong coffee and chocolate. Dry roast malty finish. Pretty good. Very drinkable. Decent. (2015-07-12)

CH-303 (2407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear, sone light tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, chocolate, slight coffee. Surprisingly nice.
Bought: Sainsbury’s, 500 ml, GBP ?.??
Info: 30/12-2016, BB: 31/12-2017

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