Superior London Porter | Brodie's

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England, United Kingdom

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BDTyre on 11-19-2011

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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