Shepherd Neame Original Porter (Cask)

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: Porter
Faversham, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask: Seasonal - Winter.
"Winter Hop Ale"

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the Bloomsbury Tavern. This is the new "Winter Hop" version and I have to say it’s pretty bloody good. Roasty coffee, good chocolate, solid malt, nice hints of fruit and vanilla and all good stouty stuff with a really good hoppy bite late on. Nice dryness. Good weighty feel. Eventual grainy chocolate right at the death. A very enjoyable brew. Get in Sheps!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
Cask stillage at the 2008 Pigs Ear. Very dark brown. Smooth and easy, a little smoke, some liquorice. Quaffable. The extra hops are hard to detect here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2008
Helsinki "Rotterdam" tap 0,5 l big disappointment as it is Watery, tasteless and odorless. black with deep red when looked through against a lamp. too much carbonation stings in mouth and tongue. like tasting a 9 V battery with your tongue. Brown long lasting thin head, leaves a lace on the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - MAR 25, 2008
Cask at Seilori, Helsinki. Black with small beige head. Nose has roasted malts and liqourice, even anise. Flavor is nicely roasted, strong on salty liqourice with a dose of tar and smoke with a little ashy sourness. Nicely smooth and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2008
keg draught at Angleterre Helsinki as monthly beer. color:almost black tiny flat head Taste: nicely roasted malts bit chocolate dryish aftertaste. Very many years ago I tasted cask version at same place

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (2222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2008
Draught. Dark brown/black, with a shade of red. Thick, creamy, beige head. Reminds me of that of Murphys canned. Chocolate, cream and roastyness in the aroma. The taste isnt strong, but its almost perfectly balanced. Long bitter, smokey, finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (7038) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2008
Cask at The Prince of Wales - Kennington 6 Feb 08. Black. A tiny layer-head that soon disappeared. Modest aroma of chocolate. Watery. Roasted flavor with some dry bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2008
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6407) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2008
Cask at the Kings Head, Hythe, Kent. Black with a thin cream head; smooth and creamy and dry, but full bodied, and then vinous and sweet; before arriving at a dry finish with coffee, milk and chocolate. A very enjoyable, complex, porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (48072) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Ashburnham Arms, Greenwich, London SE10, UK. Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, english licorice notes. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. (Licorice acidic) Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is flat to soft. (301207)

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