Shepherd Neame Original Porter (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: Porter
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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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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)

SilkTork (5879) - 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]

egajdzis (6764) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Poured a dark reddish brown color with a thick creamy light tan head and nice lacing. Sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma, although maybe slightly skunky? Creamy chocolate and coffee, possibly alittle oxidized?

P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 23, 2003
I agree with Argo, I loved this beer. Like drinking the industrial revolution in a bottle. wierd vanilla nose, light black with lots of red hues. carmel, chocolate, slightly bitter. nice!

Crit (4065) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
Just your average porter. Decent enough, but nothing really stands out......

UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2002
I'm going to have to re-rate this when i find it again. My bottle was pretty skunked and I couldn't finish it. From what I could tell, it's a bit weaker than most porters I've had, with less roastiness and a bit more hops. Please dispose of your damn clear bottles, or at least UV coat them. Jeezum crow.

Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Not bad, but seemed a bit "thin" for a porter. Nice winter beer though, warming as it goes down. Enough coffee-like bitterness to be interesting but needs more complexity.

DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 darkness with ruby red secrets...Big bouncy, creamy, and bubbly head...
aroma of roasted chocolate sprinkles and nutz ..
water running through roasted malts..there is indeed some licorice notes as the description mentions..there is also some hoppyness in an english style..metallic notes in the finish..still though, a tad light to satisfy my cravings but gaining more body with each sip..leaving the last sip the very best..A good example of a beer that i didn't like at first but liked a lot at the end

ravidesai (979) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 2, 2002
decent porter.
black with red fringe, frothy sustained head.
malty nose with a coffee note.

nice toasty flavour with a herbal finish.
comes in a clear bottle so it would be good to make sure it was stored properly.

Panzuriel (2389) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Mellow aroma, and slightly fruity hints. Dark and clear liquid with floaties. No head to mention. Watery texture with weak flavor. Just a bit of back of the throat warming from the alcohol.

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