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Propeller London Style Porter - Propeller Brewery

Propeller London Style PorterPropeller London Style Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%


Brewed by:
Propeller Brewery visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-02-2002)
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-07-2013 15:45:04 | More by djcreepshow
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Westvleteren12

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 17:35:11 | More by LampertLand
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2013 20:07:15 | More by JohnnyBarman
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DoubleMalt

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-21-2013 22:43:13 | More by mmurphy525
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2013 08:41:35 | More by deonreds
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-06-2012 19:51:01 | More by cfalovo97
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-31-2012 21:01:35 | More by Kremlock
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-06-2012 19:56:16 | More by bcrocker
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New Brunswick (Canada)

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09-15-2012 03:08:05 | More by CurtisD
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 20:43:51 | More by Jeffo
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black, finger of head with little retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Cocoa and burnt toast, hints of espresso and milk chocolate.

T - The flavour is a bit more tart than implied by the nose, the espresso dominates with some bitter dark cocoa come through on the finish. Some leafy greens hop notes also creep through.

M - Medium, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty porter that leans a bit more on the bitter side than the sweet side. Nicely balanced and easy drinking, flavourful and a solid sample of the style. Well worth a try and easily sessoinable.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 19:55:39 | More by andrenaline
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -55%

07-06-2012 03:45:50 | More by zduerr
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-22-2012 20:37:33 | More by fizzyted
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Definitely a beer I'd recommend!

Pours a dark, clear brown with amber highlights at the edges of the glass. Limited coffee-coloured head and lacing. Mouthfeel is not oily or creamy, perhaps even a bit thin, but I enjoyed drinking it.

Aroma of roasted chocolate malts is absolutely lovely. Well balanced taste mirrors the smell and is followed by a pleasantly bitter and lingering dry finish, with an unexpected hint of smokiness...

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 02:42:20 | More by hopsolutely
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EnemyWithin

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-06-2012 17:31:41 | More by EnemyWithin
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter · fridge temp · produced the first week of september, 2011

Appearance: Pours jet black with a 1" light brown head. Decent retention, pancake on griddle meniscus, very little lacing on the glass.

Smell: Aromatic malt, roasted grains, brown sugar, caramel, maple sugar. No hops to speak of.

Taste: Ouch. To me, this is not a good example of the style. THe beer is thin, dull and not complex at all. Flavor profile consists of some roasted grain, but goes no further. There is some lingering hop bitterness to the brew.

Mouthfeel: Again, thin, roasty, although very slick to drink.

Overall: This was a disappointment. This beer lacks any brilliance to make a drinker come back for more.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 02:50:21 | More by Risser09
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pitch black, about an inch of light tan head. okay retention/lacing.

smells like coffee, chocolate, roasted malt.

taste was similar - sweet, lots of roasted malt, bit of coffee and chocolate.

good drinkability and overall good porter but nothing amazing.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 23:56:04 | More by fostachild
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Propeller London Style Porter from Propeller Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.