Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Superior London Porter | Brodie's

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
6 Ratings

Brewed by:
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BDTyre on 11-19-2011

Bros Score:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Anatole
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hand-pulled half-pint in Brodies King William 1V on 16 feb 2013.

Pump clip said 7.8% ABV but you couldn't tell it had that must alcohol in it.

Black with an off-white top.

Roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate vie for position in the nose as the malts give off strong esters to excite your sences.

The taste is also of coffee and chocolate but with some plum like fruitiness too.

Rich and deep, this was by far the best beer I had during my Brodie drinking evening.

 472 characters

Photo of cervezango
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

nice and bubbly mouth feel tastes a little burnt like a cigar after taste. chocolaty smells winey and alcoholic

dark fruits and cherry, this beer is so good, i cant remeber everythign bout it except since i had lots of other beer at the festival , but this one was by far the best, if only i could hold mor in my belly. this stuff is off the charts.

it tastes like smoked dragon meat.

 386 characters

Photo of woosterbill
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Handpump halfpint at the Sebright Arms.

A: Black body, bright orange highlights; persistent, sticky tan head. Solid.

S: Lots of licorice, chunky chocolate, and considerable coffee. Right roasty.

T: Follows the nose: lots of roastiness, moderate hop presence (herbal), and mild alcohol on the bitterly roasty finish. Nice Porter.

M: A little light-bodied for a nigh-8% brew, and delicately carbonated. Ok.

O: This was a very nice beer, but I think it would have benefitted from either a little less ABV (so as to get rid of the alcohol flavor on the finish) or a little more (provided it supplied a bit more malt heft to give body and balance against the huge roasty bitterness.


 692 characters

Photo of BDTyre
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice bottle conditioned "porter" from Brodie's. I've listed this as an American Porter, but this could possibly be classed as an RIS/Double Stout as the ABV clocks in at 10% (cask is only 7.8%) and it is quite rich.

Dark ruby, bordering on black. Tan, creamy head that dissipates to a few bubbly, chunky bits.

Rich, roasted malts and dark cocoa in the nose. Slighty wine notes and a noticeable booziness.

Nice, if somewhat bitter, dark, roasted malt taste. Dark chcocolate, wine, plums and raisins. Nice, rich flavour - great as a dessert beer.

Carbonation is a bit high, but this is bottled, and bottled conditioned. By no means a session beer, but certainly worth revisiting. My first experience with Brodie's and I'm quite happy.

 744 characters

Superior London Porter from Brodie's
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 6 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.