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Entire Butt English Porter - Salopian Brewing Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
87
very good

195 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 15
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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Photo of Jlang2012
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Jlang2012, May 28, 2012
Photo of WillCarrera
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

T- Lots of malty flavors, toasted grain, some caramel sweetness, coffee and light milk chocolate, smoke, as well as some walnut and wood flavor. A bit of dry, fruity, vinous character towards the finish. Hops are earthy and not overly bitter.

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

O- A really tasty porter, the malt character is pretty complex and is well balanced by the dry vinous flavors. It's also very drinkable and has scores some cool history points, I enjoyed this one.

WillCarrera, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of akttr
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

akttr, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of celticfutblclub
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

M - medium to full bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. more astringency from the hops than expected. no flavor from them but you do feel it on the mouth. there is a great coarseness to this beer which i really enjoyed.

O - a great porter and one that definitely needs to be tried.

celticfutblclub, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Doppelbockulus
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Judging by the Best Before date, which should be ignored, this is likely a 2008 vintage, and it is definitely better aged. I have had a younger bottling, and it was good but this older one was notably better.

Pours a very dark brown with little light showing through. Hardly any head.

Nose is full of caramel. I get very good thick, sweet malt.

The flavor has good sweet malt, similar to a milk stout. It is much like a sweet brown bread with honey butter.

Mouthfeel is creamy and very refreshing.

Research led me to this beer and I was amused by the novelty of the name several years ago. Since then I have only found it twice, which is unfortunate because it truly is a great beer.

Doppelbockulus, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of dprophet
4/5  rDev +2.8%

dprophet, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear dark brown with one-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes and left a nice film. Nice lacing.

S: Roasted malt, some dark fruit.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Smokey and mild roasted flavor. Slightly nutty and toasty finish. Very balanced flavor.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and slightly crisp.

O: Really good English porter with high drinkability. One of the best, but understandably pricey.

SolipsismalCat, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of kevgod
3/5  rDev -22.9%

kevgod, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +2.8%

deapokid, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of hutch1377
4/5  rDev +2.8%

hutch1377, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of meeekyh
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I have been feeling an English Porter is in order for awhile now so I thought this one would be a good choice.

Brown bottle, 500ml, best before says f13 102, though the ones may be just hash marks, either way I cannot decipher the code held therein. The beer is very dark with a tiny head in spite of an aggressive pour, also the lacing is nominal. Nothing impressive here.

Smells are full and dark with coffee in the lead. Again I am not impressed. Taste follows suit though the mouthfeel is creamy at first with a pleasant dryness in the finish making it the star of the show. I find the hints of tobacco flavor enticing but not enough to give this beer very high marks.

I am glad to try historical beers and love the idea but this is not stunning really. There is good balance and very nice mouthfeel but I will not likely buy many more at the price.

Slainte.

meeekyh, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of rinhaak
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1pt 9fl oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a very deep hypnotizing black with a large head that disappointingly quickly.

The nose is rich and malty with lots of coffee, licorice, chocolate, and ash.

The mouth is complex but a little bit of a letdown. While there is a definite complexity, much of it seems to get covered up by a prevailing general burnt flavor. Ashy coffee grounds, licorice root, dirt, toffee, and chocolate are present. Very drinkable (I appreciated the lower ABV) and pleasant, there is a hint of sweeter fruits hidden amongst the earthiness.

Overall pleasant, but I cannot rank it among the better

As an aside: I did very much appreciate the bottle which was quite informative: it reveals how the beer is brewed with 14 malts (!!), exactly what to pair it with, and precisely how to store and serve the beer (store in 58°, then refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving).

rinhaak, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of jondeelee
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought for me as a joke, Entire Butt turned out to have a fantastic nose full of chocolate malt, milk chocolate, and heavy brown sugars, with lighter hints of cream, tobacco, and peat.

On the tongue, the brew follows much the same suit, but starts off relatively light, sugary, and chocolaty before bursting into a sudden ash-and-tobacco mid-range. This lasts briefly, then subsides to allow more subtle flavors to come through, such as cream and caramel. But tobacco ash is never far from the surface, and bubbles up time and time again as the beer is held in the mouth. The aftertaste is much the same, being an extension of the heavy cream and ash flavors that lingers for quite a while. Mouthfeel is medium, comparable to 2% milk, and carbonation seems quite light, even though my bottle has been open for less than five minutes. I suspect this beer goes flat quite fast, but that's all the reason I need to drink deeply.

Overall, this is a good brew, though perhaps a bit heavy on the ash flavors for most palates.

jondeelee, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of scubapoet
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is a well balanced Porter many porter, which I like, tend to be too coffee flavored or too chocolate flavored, this one is really well balanced.

Mouthfeel - is not perfect but good
Taste - one of the two best porters I have had
Appearance - is a little thin but good

scubapoet, May 27, 2011
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Given to me by Beth and Peter as a Christmas gift -- Thanks!

A: near opaque deep dark brown/black color, very nice head that is off-tan and lacy
S: mild-to-medium full nose with deep roasted malt, grainy and very little hops, very good and true to type
T: WOW!, great beer, true to type, very full roasted chocolate malt with just the right amount of hop balance for a true British porter, at 4.8 % it's even that more impressive
M: creamy, velvety, and oh-so-easy to drink
O: very good beer, I'd love to try it on cask in Shrewsbury!

wisrarebeer, May 09, 2011
Photo of OtherShoe2
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with a foam tan head. some lace.

Big cocoa and coffee aromas. Good toasted malt and roasted scents. Some wine and vine aroma as well.

tons of dark roasted malt. Smooth brew, with a balance of dark chocolate, coffee, maltiness, some grain, bitterness, and a long malt finish. Loved this one.

Medium bodied, with some carbonation.

Easy drinking, with just the right amount of bitterness, grain, and sweetness. Good complexity, but smooth. Just terrific.

OtherShoe2, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of Rizalini
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a stout bomber into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass...

A - Pours a clear but deep mahogony color, with a light brown head.

S - This one has an incredable malty smell. Great roastyness, and maybe even some dark fruits, and burnt sugars as well. But prodominately malts all the way.

T - It's had to describe the taste on this one. Maybe woodsey...? I hate to keep using the word malt, but thats the taste I get, and aftertaste as well.

M - Has a medium mouthfeel, good carbonation, and great going down.

O - I am very impressed with this complex English Porter. They say there's 14 different malts used in there, and it shows.

Rizalini, Apr 05, 2011
Photo of mcdevster
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Entire Butt English porter, while having a very light crisp overall makeup, surprisingly is able to unload a lot of complexity and flavor in a very elegant and unassuming way..
appearance: dark but not too dark
smell: You have to search for it a little at times but well worth the effort - subdued yet present..
taste: a little light and crisp for my tastes but like I said it does its job.
mouthfeel: good yes thin and a little oily but suitably so.
drinkability: this is way too drinkable! amazing.

mcdevster, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of WanderingFool
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Entire Butt pours a clear dark brown/black into the glass. Brown hues highlight the edges. On top a small, fizzy off white head forms which dissolves quickly to a thick ring around the surface. Lots of spots and patches of lace line the glass.

The aroma is malty with notes of toffee, chocolate and some earthy nuttyness. Hints of dark fruit are also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied brew is slick and watery on the palate with a mild carbonated fizz. The flavor is malty and tart. It begins with toffee and chocolate. In the middle dark fruit notes of raisins and molasses move in. The fruity notes make it slightly tart. It finishes dry with a taste of pistachio nuts and floral hops.

This is a tasty, easy drinking beer. Slightly thin, but otherwise a terrific brew.

WanderingFool, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A faint, yet definable, aroma of malt, coffee, and slightly milky quality.

T: Tasted of roasted malt and coffee up front, with a somewhat milky finish. A little on the watery and thin side.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a super-dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: While this is an uneven beer, it is oddly drinkable.

avalon07, Oct 07, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Paradiso.

All right, honest show of hands: how many initially tried this 'cause o' the name? Come on. I did...I thoroughly enjoy porters. Tee-hee. Anyway, it pours a deep clear russet topped by a finger of off-white micro-foam. The nose comprises raisins, wheat, grass, flowers, and graham crackers. The taste is more robust, with notes of light molasses, blackened biscuits, rye bread, dark wheat, grass, and some light figs. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly gooey feel. Overall, a nice bit of English goodness, something to look for again later on.

TMoney2591, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of drseamus
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Classic English Porter. Pours a dark brown but glints with a ruby note when held to the light. The off-white head is about 1 finger thick and composed of varying sized bubbles. There is a good roasty nose on the beer which is quite indicative of the roasty flavor. The flavor is quite dry and finishes with a heavy roast. There is almost no sweetness throughout without being excessively dry. The body is nice and creamy and at 4.8% ABV this is a very drinkable beer.

drseamus, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of Bung
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. A dark brown pour, not black as light can get through fairly easily. Just a thin white foam layer that disappeared quickly.

Aroma has some mild malt, caramel, cocoa and earthy peat.

Taste is matching. Roast malt and cocoa. Just a little bit of earth, leather and coffee bitter in the finish. There is a faint metallic note to it, but it does not interfere.

Lighter side of medium or heavy side of light mouthfeel. Just a tad watery. If there was just a bit more carbonation it would add some body and creaminess I think.

Still very drinkable and sessionable. Had this a few years ago and I remembered there being more, possibly my tastes have just changed.

Bung, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of biglite351
2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - you can see dim red-brown through the middle of the glass. Soapy looking white head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

S - malty porter scent. Nothing special, not nothing bad.

T - the flavor seem full, but it is rather light and it seems to vanish rather quickly. No real after taste.

M - a bit thin. Slight tingle on front of tongue.

D - the vanishing flavor and light mouth feel make this passable.

biglite351, May 16, 2010
Entire Butt English Porter from Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.