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Old Slug Porter - RCH Brewery

Old Slug PorterOld Slug Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%


Brewed by:
RCH Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the old brewery we had a problem with slugs getting into the brewery. As the beer leaves a trail down the glass as you drink it like a slug, that's how the beer was named.
A delicious traditional porter with a full bodied taste of chocolate, coffee, blackcurrant and black cherry with a good aroma. A near black colour with a good white head when served through a tight sparkler.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-14-2002)
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GCBrewingCo

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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark brown, almost black yet when held up to the light it is brilliantly clear. Little head, low carbonation levels. Roasted chocolate aroma, actually, extremely roasty aroma. Flavor is dry and very slight sour chocolate roast. Then the finish is bone dry roasted. The mouthfeel is spot on, but the dry finish and the roasted nature don't score high drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2003 00:14:44 | More by GCBrewingCo
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Old Slug Porter from RCH Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.