James Squire Porter - Malt Shovel Brewery
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
2.15/5 rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured from chilled bottle into a pint glass. Initial appearance is a very dark almost solid black beer with 2 fingers worth of creamy head that settles nicely with and leaves behind tight lacing. When held to the light however the black hue reveals itself to be a deep ruby jewel color.
A thin amount of roasted nuts and dark fruit but overall the beer does not unleash any thick odors.
Taste reflects the status of the nose; mild amounts of roasted dark fruits sitting level with a fairly average malt taste. Carbonation is heavier than one would expect and the mouthfeel is tainted by the unbalanced nature of rather bland tastes.
Quick Review: I have half a dozen of these and this is the first, now I'm concerned about consuming the remainder.
Probably best to give this one a miss
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2009 08:29:23 | More by SleepyMonk
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Portland Brewhouse.
A: Served a mahogany color with a good tan head that fades slowly to nice lacing.
S: Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate with a bit of coffee and a trace.
T: Tatse of roasted malt, dark chocolate with a bit of coffee. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.
F: Medium body, smooth and quite creamy. Nice balance.
O: Very drinkable beer. Nice take on the style.
Serving type: on-tap
08-13-2012 10:29:22 | More by soju6
James Squire Porter from Malt Shovel Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.