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James Squire Porter - Malt Shovel Brewery

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Malt Shovel Brewery visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwarbi on 11-26-2001)
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3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a standard solid brown 345mL bottle with a decent semi-boutique label.

Appearance: a dark brown body with a reasonable off-white head that lasts. Good retention.

Aroma: plenty of chocolate on the nose with some roast coffee and liquorice. Smells good.

Taste: dominated predominantly with the chocolate and coffee as expected, but with a touch of caramel and again the liquorice.

Aftertaste: more of the same, with some bitterness from the coffee. Quite smooth.

Mouth feel: a moderate feel with moderate carbonation. Not bad - almost a bit too easy to drink.

Overall: a decent Australian take on the English porter. The usual flavours of chocolate and roast coffee, with a touch of liquorice and caramel to boot. The price is right, at around AU$58 a case, but a slightly fuller body could have improved it somewhat. Nonetheless, an easy-drinking, reasonable beer.

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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.

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James Squire Porter from Malt Shovel Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.