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James Squire Porter - Malt Shovel Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 2
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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Photo of Gusler
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%

The pour a deep ruby red color, the head spumescent, beige, the lace chunky. Nose is malt, caramel, lightly roasted grains, pleasant. Front is malt sweet, the top washy, the finish is modestly dry, minutely acidic, slightly hopped. Drinkable and a "Beginners" Porter, lacks a "Robustness", I like in my Porters, not bad mind you, just a bit "Thin-Wasted.

Gusler, Oct 17, 2002
Photo of packetknife
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

Way too thin for a porter, have to say that up-front. Near black with a small dark-tan head. Roasty choclate and grainy malts. Has bits of coffee on the nose. If it wasn't so thin I'd really enjoy it.

packetknife, Jun 08, 2002
Photo of jreitman
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

A solid, drinkable porter. This beer is not a great porter, but a good solid one. Noticeable toasty/roasted coffee-like flavors. Fairly light in body for a porter.

jreitman, Apr 09, 2002
Photo of Anonmatel
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

I don't mind this porter, neither does the bottle shop that i buy it from, they hide it from the rest of the beers, and i get a respectable dirty look from the owner everytime i buy some. Has a copper head, that looks alot like it has too much sediment running through it. but other than that i can't say a bad thing about this Porter. It's not as complex as some porters, but it's chocolate, caramel, slightly nuttish finish is still pretty good.

Anonmatel, Mar 04, 2002
Photo of rastaman
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Not that great, but a bit thin for a porter, apparently this is the shit on tap, but i haven't had that privelige yet, i'll eventually try it on tap though........OK, now i've had it on tap. Much better, more roast and chocolety nuttyness with a dry finish. Still a tad thin, but pleasant, nice for session drinking.

rastaman, Feb 18, 2002
Photo of pbrian
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%

It's a good porter, with all the right porter caracteristics, but not worth shipping halfway around the world for. By coincidence, i bought some Catamount Porter the same day this came in the mail from MJ's Real Beer Tour. Catamount is more complex in every way.

pbrian, Dec 07, 2001
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James Squire Porter from Malt Shovel Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.