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Boscos London Porter | Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Tennessee, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dogbrick on 05-28-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of swgwilt
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of danielharper
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Beer tasted on my recent vacation to the south. Notes transcribed verbatim.)

Appearance: BLack, opaque, slightly red at bottom. Minimal head leaves some lacing.

Smell: Somewhat sweet with chocolate malt, significant chocolate presence, slight dry roasty maltiness.

Taste: Sweet chocolate malt, roasted barley, hints of coffee, dry on finish.

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness, some hops, very dry.

Drinkability: Quite good, very drinkable.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. My favorite type of porter. Like most English Porters, they rely less heavily on hop flavor (citrus, pine, grass) for intensity and complexity. Rather, they rely on balance, smoothness, robustness, and rich flavors to get there. Very chocolatey and coffee-like from beginning to end. Solid roasted grains give a deep malt flavor, but no harsh charcoal textures. The feel is very smooth, but a bit over carbonated. Finishes with a silky smooth, lactose / cream flavor and texture. A great beer to finish the day with.

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Photo of Brent
3.06/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The malt really did not live up to its potential in this beer. Some coffee, some smoke, a hint of chocolate, but not enough to give a sense of complexity of flavor. A bit creamy yet still on the thin side, more like an Irish dry stout in that regard. Looked great in the glass. I'm not saying that this should be a robust or "American" porter, and this is certainly intended to be a more conservative English style, but the flavor seemed to fall short, nonetheless, and porters are one of my favorite styles.

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Photo of fromage
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite porter, especially for dessert. Not much head retention, deep brown color, only a few bubbles trying to escape. Smell mostly of sweet caramel with just a little roasted goodness. Taste is a very rich, bittersweet chocolate with a full mouthfeel. Hints of coffee in the background, but chocolate dominates. Feels creamy, heavy, and full. It's easy to drink one, but I'm not sure it's a session beer--it's like a rich desert, and I usually get a 10oz in lieu of one.

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Photo of clvand0
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewpub in Nashville. Pours a dark brown color that shows some light around the edges. Low head but leaves a little lacing. The aroma is subtle with hints of chocolate and maltiness. The flavor was a nice combination of chocolate and caramel. Light bitterness, but great malt make for a great brew. Smooth and easy to drink. Excellent beer here.

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Photo of aracauna
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black ruby body with a nice, lasting pale tan head. The malty aroma is roasty with a hint of smoke. In the flavor, the roast and smoke is joined by a tad of chocolate. This is a very tasty porter from a very interesting little brewpub. They aren't stretching the limits on IBUs and OGs, but they can really brew a decent pint.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a sampler: Pours a dark brown (almost opaque) color with a medium beige head and decent lacing. Strong roasted coffee aroma, along with a little chocolate. Medium body, containing a nice blend of coffee, hops and chocolate flavors. The rich and somewhat bitter coffee-tasting finish is very nice, and I don't even like coffee. Good stuff.

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Boscos London Porter from Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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