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Old Slug Porter - RCH Brewery

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Old Slug PorterOld Slug Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

104 Reviews
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Reviews: 104
Hads: 133
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RCH Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
English Porter | 4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 01-14-2002

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.
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Photo of Viking
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deep ruby-hued, murky, brown body. Huge head (even on a careful pour - the yeast was pleasangly active in this bottle) with excellent retention and finally settles into the appearance of a float. Smell of barley and toasted toffee with hints of chocolate and a light fruit undertone. Taste of toffee, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. Bitterness is fairly low. Finishes with a light chocolate taste. Smooth and creamy, but slightly thin, mouthfeel. This is an excellent bottle-conditioned porter, and a perfect session beer.

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Photo of StevieW
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1pt brown bottle. Slug label is cool. Deep shiny black color. Huge rocky tightly fizzy beig head. Laced all the way down the glass, and stayed. Subtle smells of coffee, chocolate and roasted earthen woody smells. Taste was subtle yet balanced combination of slightly roasted coffee, sweet roasted malt. Chocolate malt finishes nicely, but overall a bit of a thin watery finish, especially for the rich dark look and smell. Very good and close to a great porter. I think it's just a touch watery, but worth a try.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Foamy, beige head is enormous. Pouring additional beer leaves a dent. As it subsides it is forming a plateau in the center of the glass. Good lacing. Body is black and ruby. Aroma is coffee with milk chocolate highlights. Taste has mild coffee and chocolate, adds some hops, but is overall very subdued. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected from the look of the beer. Not a bad beer, but somewhat disappointing.

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3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The glass I used may not have been rinsed thoroughly because I got a slight soapy taste in the beer. I've heard some beers referred to as being a little soapy, but the guy I split the bottle with didn't get it. The head was out of control (again an unthoroughly rinsed glass could explain this) but it wasn't much smaller on the glass I poured my friend. Nice roasty maltiness and some coffee notes like you'd expect from a porter but everything was a little subdued. Nice smouth mouthfeel with some body to it. Beer is dark with blood/ruby highlights. Not bad, but I probably won't be a regular drinker.

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Old Slug Porter from RCH Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.