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Entire Butt English Porter - Salopian Brewing Company Ltd

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very good

190 Ratings

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.65%

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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Reviews by irishmoss:
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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours out is makes a noticeable glug glug sound from the shape of the bottle. The label says best before 12-04-04. This pours a jet black that's opaque as can be, not even any colors around the edges when held up to the light. Nice thick billowing tan head, about a finger thick and is falls to nice covering with dark carbonation circles scattered about with foam around them, like atolls. The aroma is sweet caramel, chocolate covered cherries, and plums; there seems to be a lot going on here. The taste is dark roasted malts and coffee, with some light fruits. The mouth feel is very thin and surprisingly light, which makes it pretty drinkable. Not bad, first English porter, not bad at all very smooth taste, that's very well blended.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2004 05:31:53 | More by irishmoss
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3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2013, so it's just out of date.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.

Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned (and a little lively). A deep reddish-brown hue that appears almost black in the glass. Fine sediment throughout. Yields a small head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a moment before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of sweet, fruity malt with hints of dried fruit, caramel, faint brown sugar, grain, mild roasted notes, a pinch of vanilla and ale yeast. Complex but quite subtle.

Tastes of roasted malt with a fruity character and a malty, bitter finish. Notes of roasted grain, dark malt, dried fruit, mild coffee, subtle molasses, ale yeast, earthiness and stewed leaves. Well-attenuated yet faintly sweet, followed by a malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and good body for the strength. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of roasted malt, bitter stewed hops and yeast.

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Hard to tell if it's cloudy, but the beer looks pretty clear in the light. Nice, glowy color. Medium tan head. Lots of fine bubbles. After a few minutes, there's still a decent film of bubbles. I'm getting chocolate maltiness as the primary flavor in the aroma, but it's backed up by a mix of fruit, nutty brown malt, caramel, molasses, light coffee/roast and a hint of wood. There's a lot of malt complexity to this beer. Very nice toasty malt notes. A rather rich aroma for <5% abv. The flavor is a touch weaker for me. The malt complexity is still there, but some of the rich sweetness is gone. It starts out with a fairly simple sweetness before bringing in some nice fruity flavors and takes its time pulling out the chocolate and roast. Good finish with roast, tobacco and earth hops lingering for some time. Mouthfeel is smooth. Drinks big for the abv. British brewers know how to pack flavor into lower abv beers. Sits a bit light on the palate, though. Not the best impersonation of cask mouthfeel for a bottled beer that I've found, but it's always a losing effort and it's still nice. This is an enjoyable porter with lots of rich British malt flavor in a relatively small package. I would love to see more American brewers make a serious effort with this sort of beer.

Serving type: bottle

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A. A very deep, dark brown. A bit see-through around the edges, but mostly dark. A bit of head, but not much.

S. A wonderful chocolate scent and nutty.

T/M. It has a biting vegetable taste to it. A bit of chocolate. Malty. Tingly and zesty, not much in the smooth realm. Very delicious. A mild soapy flavor. A hint of sour toward the end.

O. It's a zesty porter. Complex in flavor, so much so that it would probably be awesome if bottled and aged.

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Deep deep brown color, black in the center with about a finger and a half of light brown head. Smells like a coffee shop, not just the coffee, caramel, roast, smoke, caramelized sugar.

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50 cl bottle, lot number L10 042, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, topped with a really nice creamy, fluffy brown head. Leaves tons of lacing.

S- Light powdered chocolate, a bit of coffee and caramel, also some dry crispy apple/pear fruit aroma.

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M- Medium-bodied, light, smooth carbonation, feel is smooth and easy drinking.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. no bottling date but best before 12/10/12.

A - dark brownish black with a billowy white head a finger thick. sticks around for a bit while lacing the glass well.

S - nice toasted notes on this one. also has roasted coffee, faint chocolate, and a bit of molasses in there as well.

T - toasted notes again with chocolate and coffee.

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Entire Butt English Porter from Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
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