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Entire Butt English Porter - Salopian Brewing Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
87
very good

194 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 13
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2001)
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.9/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What an amazing brew! If I wore a hat, I would doff it for the folks who produce this fabulous nectar.

Pours a deep, dark, dark brown (almost black) with just a hint of ruby red around the edges. A small head with no lace to speak of.
Smell is a veritable party for the olfactory lobe. Scents of toffee, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, dark chocolate, light smoke and hops.
Taste is one of the most complex I have had. Toffee, roasted malt, vanilla,caramel, coffee, rich dark chocolate, a hint of smoke and just a hint of hops lingering at the end. OY VEY this is good!
Mouthfeel is rich and complex, very smooth with a medium body. Would have preferred a chewier texture and fuller body.
Drinkability is phenomenal! I would exchange my blood for this! An absolutely wonderful expression of the art, a top 5 porter, heck, a top beer period.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2005 05:07:31 | More by PorterLambic
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A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2013, so it's just out of date. ABV is stated as 4.6%. Picked up a while back from the York Wine & Beer shop. Hopefully it's still in good condition. The label mentions that this is brewed with an incredible 14 malts.

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Pretty good, but it doesn't bowl me over. Looks OK, though the head doesn't hang around for long. The aroma and flavour are pleasant - dominated by roasted grain and fruity malt. Intriguingly the aroma is rather muted. Body is alright. A well-crafted porter but a tad underwhelming. Perhaps this bottle is just too old? I'll try and re-review at some point. Worth sampling if you come across it.

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Entire Butt English Porter from Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.