Shepherd Neame Original Porter (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: Porter
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Well defined liquorice and roasted malt flavours are balanced with Target and Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16839) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2008
[email protected], Helsinki
Dark brown, almost opaque color with small expresso head. Sweetish, chocolaty aroma with some hops. Crisp, tickling carbonation. Starts a bit toasted malty, but then suprisingly flavor leans more towards to bitter and hoppy side. Some menthol in the aftertaste. Dark malts are there, slightly watery finish anyhow. Interesting, although not a really top class porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2008
([email protected], Helsinki) Very dark reddish brown with a small, lacy and partly lasting head. Lightly roasty and licoricey, sweetish-malty aroma. Somewhat burned, sweetish-malty flavor with roasted coffee and some milk sourness. Almost medium-bodied with a bit fizzy carbonation. A decent porter, yet somewhat thin and boring. Served way too cold (as usual), though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15369) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2008
Keg (Kittys, Helsinki)
Very dark red, small beige head. Quite thin and fizzy palate, it appreciates a bit of a swirl. Otherwise the mouthfeel is pretty full - theres a good roasted malt body. Finish is also burnt malt bitterness. As it warms, the body fills out with some dark fruity sweetness too. Tastes all very well integrated. Look forward to seeing this on cask...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/22/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greens

very dark amber, scant head, slightly roasted malt aroma, good hop flavor

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.4/5.0
Score: 4
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
I dont like porter, but thought I would try this as its the Neame seasonal winter offering replacing their autumn offering (the exquisite Late Red). As porters go, this is as good as you get really. Guinness black (but not the dirty taste) sweet, malty, even chocolatey. Not bad, but not enough to convert me to porter!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8270) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
damn you!! clear bottles bottle must have been a little old, it wasnt all bad but was a tad off..the smell was of wine, and no head, ill be tracking this down so i can give a truthful review but i did drink the whole beer, so...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
Roasty, nutty, cocoa aroma with some hints of sandalwood. Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights topped by a dense tan head that diminishes to cover. Cocoa and roasty bitterness are nicely balanced with some spiciness in the bitter finish. Medium body is quite dry with quite a bit of carbonation that gives it a bit of a bite. Bottle (5.2% ABV - Shepherd Neame Original Porter Strong Dark Ale). Entered from notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of mmolasses, nuts, and roasted malt. Flavor of mlat and molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2005
Sublime English porter. Poured coal black, with a firm, lasting head. Sweet aroma of licorice and sherry. Medium bodied but creamy in the mouth. Some molasses in a generally malty flavour profile. Smooth and satisfyingly bitter in the finish. (Bottle, 5.2% abv 2001)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilkTork (5668) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Bottle. Filtered and pasteurised. 4.8%
Sept, 2002: As bland as a plastic nappy. [2.1]

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