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London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference) - Shepherd Neame Ltd

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London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference)London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference)

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BA SCORE
79
okay

11 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thepeter on 05-06-2011)
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Reviews by thepeter:
Photo of thepeter
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Dark as night with amber hue creeping in with the light. thick head that lasts the entire time drinking it slowly and leaving very nice lacing.

S - Chocolate, Metal, dried grass, berry

T - Cocoa, hay, grass, hops, a tiny bit of berry sweetness but this was overall a dry porter with a very dry finish and a deal too bitter for my tastes (of the style)

M - nice carbonation and a medium body that held up well. Smooth pretty nice on the tongue.

Overall, not a porter i would pick up again. Too dry and bitter, no complexity or sweetness at all. Not horrible just not what i want in the style.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.31/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear 500ml Bottle: BBD May 14, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard during Nov 13 and shared with no one.

Pours a pleasant black shade, with a full foaming blanket of tanned bubbles.

The smell was over roasted malts, which gave coffee and dark chocolate notes and a hint of what was to come taste wise.

Sure enough, malted chocolate and coffee feel to the flavour, slight bitter finish to each sip, but the hops kept a low profile throughout. A long way from sweet, but it wasn't sour either, just a regular Porter, if a little thin in body depth.

Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of BogBoyJD
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of gutbucket2
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

500ml bottle, not bottle-conditioned.
A: Long-lasting thick off-white head.
S: Herbal hop
T: effervescent, mineral taste, I get more hop than malt, unusual in a porter.
M: fairly light, lingering hoppy finish.
O: a beer that has some good points. Pleasant, perhaps lacking in dark malt flavours.

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of psm90
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Kirk
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of soulgrowl
2.06/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Basically, this is a best bitter with a little extra dark malt, which makes it taste like.... a best bitter with a little extra dark malt. Not like a porter. It's thin, fizzy, overly bitter, and weirdly acidic. It smells like bottled Guinness and drinks like a not-so-good dark lager. Poor. Both Shepherd Neame and Sainsbury's should be embarrassed. There's no excuse for a 'porter' like this.

London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
79 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.