London Porter | Wig And Pen

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Wig And Pen
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Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by dgilks on 08-03-2009

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Photo of heygeebee
3.19/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes, Reviewed as part of a Wig-and-Penathon tasting Sat Oct 1st , between myself and mrs heygeebee

Pours a lovely deep brown with russet hues, Half a finger with lacing down the glass.

Aromas of roasts and some smoke

Taste is a bit of a let down, I was thinking a hand pumped porter at cask temp should be sensational on the palate, but it was a bit one dimensional latte-ish.

Mouthfeel is weak, thin and watery. No real body to speak of.

Overall, not the best.

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Photo of dgilks
4.03/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Re-reviewed in 2011 - this gets a slight bump up with the 2011 edition of this beer. The coffee notes have been accentuated in both the aroma and flavour contibuting to a much more rounded and nicer porter. There is now plenty of flavour rocking along in this beer. Very good.

The 2009 review:

Pours a rich, deep black with a creamy, coffee coloured head. Great head retention.

Aromas could be stronger. I get roast for the most part with hints of chocolate. Quite smooth.

Good chocolate and coffee flavours are the highlights with a slightly earthy but not overpowering bitterness playing a support role. Slightly creamy and just a hint of smoke and fruit finishes the beer.

Medium body and low carbonation make this beer a good choice for winter.

This is a tasty brew with a nice, moderate ABV. A great winter beer that I will be sure to enjoy more of.

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London Porter from Wig And Pen
3.61 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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