Brewed by Sambrooks
Style: Porter
Battersea, England


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned (at 5.0%).
The first Ale in our seasonal range, Powerhouse Porter is our modern take on this classic London beer style.
Powerhouse is named in association with our local landmark Battersea Power Station.
We brew with a combination of brown, chocolate, crystal and pale malts and hop with a blend of Fuggles, Boadicea, Challenger and Fuggles. Powerhouse Porter is 4.9% ABV with a rich, dark chocolate flavour and an aroma of toasted malt and winter fruits.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (7697) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Cask @ The Kings Arms, after a frustrating (if relieving) Chelsea victory. The pours deep reddish brown with a bubbly off-white head. The nose is big raspberry, hints of roasted grain, mildly astringent apple peel. The taste is more berry fruits. After acclimating to the the initial berry taste, a real strong red apple cider taste started to dominate. Little roast malt or dry coffee flavors present. This beer definitely has taken a funky infection on. Light body, soft. Overall, I cant say the infection made this beer undrinkable, it just turned it into something that doesnt resemble the beer described by other reviewers. Re-rate needed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (483) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2017
You wouldnt call this distinctive but it pretty much ticks all the boxes. Dark but not opaque with a decent thick head and a restrained flavour of slightly overdone toast, it is a typical London porter and none the worse for that. Recommended but so are many others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1803) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Fairly decent porter that rolls off the tongue easily but overall feels watery and a bit too simple. Nonetheless, an enjoyable pint

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (2319) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 30, 2016
Handpump at The Harp, London. Black tough clear pour with reddish highlights, creamy head much retention. Nose: soft oxidation, leather, cherries a bit. Mouth: quite watery and truly dry, some character comes up when you sip it again and again. Infused coffee and some red fruit. The other side of Porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mecafilo (218) - Perugia, ITALY - AUG 31, 2016
On tap @ The Harp, London, UK. Pours with a dark red clear colour, medium long lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma is medium malty, with some notes of roasted malt, and slightly hoppy. Medium sweet, slightly bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. I think this is not a porter: I dont know what it is, but it certainly isnt a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1336) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 12, 2016
Cask at the George, Croydon. Pours reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of mild roast and chocolate. Bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (7469) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2016
How: Cask.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, bread, some caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
limbonicartbeer (92) - - MAY 12, 2016
Cerveza color negro rojizo, poca carbonatacion, de consistencia acuosa. Aromas a café y caramelo muy sutiles. Al paladar con sabor a caramelos tostados, con un toque de café. Sensacion de un ahumado ligero. Conclusión cerveza ligera decente para su estilo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (2972) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2016
Cask at Akkurat Stockholm. Lasting light brown head. Malty light roasted aroma. Sweet malty brown malt taste. Medium body and balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
peponi (1800) - Hannover, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
Aroma: artificial roasted notes, cocoa, caramel. Appearance: clear deep brown color and beige head. Taste: burnt, medium herbal bitterness, coal, burnt caramel, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Rather ugly stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (9117) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at the Jim / John is back tasting, Den Haag, April 2016. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is creamy caramel malt. The flavour is light liqource bitter with a light, watery smoky malt, light hop bitter palate.

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