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Entire Butt English Porter - Salopian Brewing Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
87
very good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 17
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2001

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Ratings: 204 | Reviews: 172
Photo of ScotB260
4.67/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the better porters that I have tried. The roasted maltiness is striking, but balanced at the same time. The smell is out of this world, inviting you to take another sip. I think I actually enjoyed sniffing this beer more than I did drinking it!

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar, but upon closer inspection when held up to a bright light it is clear mahogany red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high light tan colored head that has very good retention properties, leaving a thin head on the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing coating the sides of the glass.
S: As the porter warms up, the smell becomes stronger and lends aromas of leather.
T: The overall taste is rather complex, having notes of burnt malts, coffee, leather, licorice, molasses, nuts, smoke, and tobacco. Although no bitterness is perceptible, there are enough underlying hops to mask any sweetness from the malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For such a lighter body, easy drinking beer, this porter has an incredible amount of complexity in the flavors that makes it interesting enough to sip and slowly savor.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of JaxBeerBear
4.89/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer.

Taste and smell is coffee, very robust flavor with a very manageable mouth feel. Out of the bottle it is a true delight, I would really like to try it from the draft though. I've heard a lot of talk about the differences between stouts and porters, and I feel like the true beauty and delight in this beer is how well it represents what a true to style porter should be.

Would definitely buy and enjoy again.

Bought the beer from Grassroots in Jacksonville, Florida at 5 Points in Riverside.

Photo of mflamar
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ruby see thru blackish pour with beige head into SAPP. Caramel, licorice, and roasted malt nose. Dry, lite mouthfeel. Nice lite English porter with a slightly sweet Carmel finish.

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IreRican
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Samp01
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Aroma and Taste is of dark roasted chocolate malt, caramel, dark fruit esters, even some dark berry notes mixed in as well, yeast and mild bitterness on the end from the dark roasted malt. A smooth medium body with mild carbonation. The finish is sweet dark roasted chocolate malt, caramel, dark fruit and berries with mild dry bitter roasted ending with lingering chocolate and caramel flavors. Overall a very delightful, tasty and enjoyable English Porter. very nice.

Photo of Nat1975
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Swift989
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of PretzelCity
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of KingSlayer
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of EBeckett3
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jmcgahran1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of popery
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Entire Butt English Porter from Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.