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Propeller London Style Porter - Propeller Brewery

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Propeller London Style PorterPropeller London Style Porter

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very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Propeller Brewery visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-02-2002

This beer style was created in the mid-1750's. A dark full-flavoured beer but smoother and less bitter than stout. Made with softened water, Propeller London Porter is a blend of pale, roasted and chocolate malts, hopped with English and North American varieties.

Porter was the drink of the masses long before lagers or modern ales were fashionable. The name Porter originated because this strong, nourishing drink was reputed to be the favourite beverage of the hard working porters of London's Covent Gardens.

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39 IBU
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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 68
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from a 341 mL bottle

A- Pours an extremely dark hue with a slight ruby tint topped by a deep tan 2 finger head; this sight is the definition of beauty in terms of a porter.

S- Roasty, toasty, etc., etc. Very intense and inviting.

T- The taste follows much of what the aroma has to offer. Robust, roasty, creamy... everything a great porter should offer.

M- Medium body with low to medium carbonation. Feels nice on the palate and finishes slightly dry.

O- Overall, I have to say that this is a great beer. No, it certainly isn't the best Porter i've ever tasted but it definitely deserves a taste. If you haven't had a brew from Propeller, I highly recommend their entire selection. I've yet to taste a bad brew from them. A++

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the brewery
Pours a solid dark brown with ruby highlights and a smallish off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aromas of roasted grain, toffee, caramel and hints of earthy. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Decent porter, I prefer them a bit more robust, but this one is tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of LampertLand
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Propeller Brewery 'London Style Porter' @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5

A-pour is cola brown from the bottle to near black in the glass with some ruby red peeking out along the glass edge with a medium size tan head leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-smells boozey , robust , and some roasted malts

T-nice porter , definate creamy start on the swallow that has a bit of dryness at the end

MF-ok/good carbonation , feels full bodied

Ov-good beer , I've walked by this brew so much , never trying or buying , glad I finally did buy & try , I will definately drink more in the future

prost LampertLand

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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Henry House in downtown Halifax, on a crisp early fall afternoon. Doesn't get much better than this in terms of setting.

Poured into a Propeller nonic glass. Dark, chestnut brown, nearly black, with a thick creamy head which survives throughout the pint. Sheets of creamy lacing. Great looking porter.

Nose is dark fruit, dark coffee, dark chocolate, cream, caramel. Good malt profile.

An excellent, well-crafted porter which has some lovely roasted grain, caramel, dark coffee and cream notes to it. Dry finish.

Medium-thin bodied, watery, but with a pleasant creaminess.

Holds up well a few years after I last had it, and with it being on draught a few blocks from where it was brewed, it certainly was at its very freshest, which made it taste all the better.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one last summer from a fellow beer lover. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
Might be 2 years old

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, light tan head with good retention. Dark brown, transparent body with next to no carbonation evident. Head fades to a splotchy wisp and ring, but leaves no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted and dark malts, dark chocolate, and some sweet vanilla cream. Light milk chocolate notes as well. Still bold enough with some nice cream aromas.

TASTE: Follows the nose nicely, with roasted and chocolate malts, sweet cream and vanilla flacors up front. More cream at the swallow with a light touch of bitter coffee and powdered cocoa. Mild but lingering aftertaste is a nice mix of roasted malts, sweet cream and bitter cocoa. Pretty good really.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A little light, unfortunately, but creamy enough on the palate, Goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. A touch more weight would help here.

OVERALL: A good beer that has held up well I imagine. While it is probably bolder, more aromatic and flavorful when fresh, this was certainly a pleasure to drink after a couple years. A fuller palate and it would be even more of a pleasure, but that is often my complaint with this style. Regardless, well worth checking out if you get the chance. Cheers guys! Recommended.

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Propeller London Style Porter from Propeller Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.