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
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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thepeter on 05-06-2011

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by thepeter:
Photo of thepeter
3.07/5  rDev -6.7%
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
3.3/5  rDev +0.3%
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 gutbucket2
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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 soulgrowl
2.07/5  rDev -37.1%
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.

Photo of Compote
3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice stout, goes down smoothly. Nothing amazing about it, but if you like porter's this is standard, and you'll appreciate.

London Porter (for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference) from Shepherd Neame Ltd
79 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.