Entire Butt English Porter
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd

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Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom
Porter - English
Ranked #43
Ranked #16,287
3.89 | pDev: 13.88%
Aug 16, 2020
Feb 22, 2001
Very Good
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Notes: Historically the term used to describe a porter blended from a variety of ales, entire butt uses 14 different malts and 3 hops to recreate this forgotten style of porter. The beer is black/brown with a crisp white head and is distinctly vinuous. It has little hop character as essentially the flavour is derived from the malts. Malts used: pale Maris Otter, lager, wheat, pale crystal, dark crystal, dark chocolate, pale chocolate, black, roasted barley, caramalt, torrified wheat, amber malt, brown malt and malted oats.
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3.71 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Aug 16, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear very dark cola brown approaching jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate dark chestnut brown + medium brown + ruby red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy soapy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than 90% of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly charred/burnt + roasty + dark + chocolate + caramel + nutty malts with a light amount of caramel + molasses sweetness. Hints of earthy hops. Also light to moderate aromas of leather + tobacco.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of slightly charred/burnt + roasty + dark + chocolate + caramel + nutty malts with a light amount of caramel + molasses sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of leather + tobacco. Finally there are very light flavors of earthy hops. Light amounts of roasty bitterness that lingers well into the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a light mouthfeel. Lots of malt complexity makes this beer enjoyable both in aroma and flavor. Definitely an interesting combination of malts.

Jul 23, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Bottle to English pint glass.
The appearance had a brown pour but ended up leaving more of a dark brown/almost black color. Quickly dissipating small eggshell white foamy head. Just some wispy lace.
The aroma had sweet coffee, figs, raisins, cocoa powder, chocolate malt balls, baker's chocolate and some dark toast.
The flavor leaned towards a sweet dry raisin and fig character. Cocoa powder and sweet coffee notes slide in to add a touch of bitterness. Definitely has a coffee sweet aftertaste with some figs and raisins.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping to sessionable quality about it. Good carbonation with a very nice smoothness. Finishes fairly smooth with crisp wafer/malt balls and some cocoa powder.
Overall, I'd say a pretty nicely done English porter I'd have again.

Dec 14, 2019
4.1 by dipso123 from Oregon on Jan 11, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by flagmantho from Washington

Poured from 330mL bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich, dark brown with a clear body and ruby highlights. There's a finger of frothy dark-tan foam atop; it's quite attractive in my book.

Smell: very sweet, almost molasses-ey, with that same sour tang that molasses has. It almost has a bit of a cola or kvass aroma to it as well; I really like it.

Taste: roasty malt, molasses, bread; there's a little bit of raisin thrown in along with some tobacco. It tastes like the richest kvass I've ever had. What an interesting beer!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: I really like this beer; although it has a combination of roasty finish and up-front sweetness that work at odds initially, the combination is really making me want another sip. Fascinating stuff!

Jan 11, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a half finger khaki head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted caramel malt, molasses, brown bread, nuts and a little lactose. Flavor of dark toasted malt, light caramel, brown bread, light molasses, vanilla and light coffee. Flavor tapers off quite a bit into a semi-dry toasted malt and cocoa finish. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. This is a great smelling porter with fine initial complexity. The 15 varieties of malt used add very interesting combinations of flavors. The flavor sadly dissipates in the finish, although the light residual flavor is nice. This was a porter that I found myself wishing was a little bigger and robust to get the full effect of the great malt mixture. Still plenty going on here; a very good light porter with interesting malt character.

Oct 13, 2017
3.5 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Aug 08, 2017
3.67 by Giggy from Michigan on Jul 28, 2017
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4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by dcotom from Iowa

Poured from 11.2-ounce bottle into nonic pint. Unsurpassed in appearance. Deep brown color with some ruby highlights. Aggressive pour yielded almost half a glass of thick, sticky light tan foam that left tons of lacing. Salopian boasts 14 malts in this brew, providing a complex flavor profile with notes of toffee, caramel, molasses, cocoa, coffee bean, and dark fruit. Even with all of that, it does not assault the palate. The mouthfeel is medium, and the finish is dry. There is a hint of burnt coffee bitterness on the aftertaste without any lingering sweetness. Salopian has done a masterful job of bringing the "three threads" together with this awesome brew.

Apr 20, 2017
4 by Aisha from Massachusetts on Feb 23, 2017
2.55 by timmy2b from New York on Dec 10, 2016
3.67 by shelby415 from Oregon on Nov 15, 2016
4.3 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Sep 18, 2016
4 by baklo from North Carolina on Jul 15, 2016
4.46 by kdevilliers from Massachusetts on Jun 20, 2016
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4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 5.82/16.9 oz bottle (Including tax) ($ 0.308/oz) from the Lager Mill, Frankenmuth, MI
BB F15 021 at 50o into a hand washed and dried JK snifter (I’m not ordering a glass from South Africa from which to drink it!)
Aroma – fairly weak roast malt, a little chocolatey; doesn’t last
Head – light brown, fizzy: like Nicolas Cage, gone in sixty seconds
Lacing - none
Body – dark brown with a red tint, clear but so dark as to be opaque, slight effervescence, some sediment in bottle
Flavor – light sweetness, a little roast malt, a hint of chocolate; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation

An excellent example of an English Brown Porter, perhaps a little lacking in the hops department, but still excellent. Definitely something worth buying a case or two, although the lack of head and lacing do bother me slightly.

Appearance 3, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.75, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.5

Jun 10, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

ruddy brownish color. Smooth. Lower in carbonation. Roasted malt and grains, dark chocolate, earthiness and toffee. Very short finish. Fairly dry. Mild. Pretty good.

Jun 07, 2016
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/24/2014. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, molasses, toasted brown bread, light coffee/nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, wood, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, molasses, toasted brown bread, light coffee/nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, wood, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, milk chocolate, cocoa, toasted brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop/roast bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero alcohol warming as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very nice English porter style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

May 19, 2016
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3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of smoke, malts, chocolate. Taste is smoke, malts, tobacco, some chocolate, a mild bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

May 11, 2016
4.27 by EOC from Mexico on Mar 25, 2016
3.92 by Chadbo from Illinois on Mar 03, 2016
2.75 by nuebs from South Dakota on Oct 21, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jeffsta1 from Washington

Chocolate brown pour, dark in the glass, slightly off-white head.

Smell is fine, mild, beery.

Taste is pretty good, mild, mostly hints of malt with some gentle hoppiness, cocoa seeping through.

Moderately rich mouthfeel is nice, but a bit more carbonation than I prefer.

Not much on the finish. Small amount of sutble hoppy bitterness.

Updated: best by date of 7/14 puts this just over a year past... so maybe not the best example.

Nothing really wrong with this beer, also nothing significant to recommend it. Fine in a pinch, and a good choice as a session porter.

Sep 29, 2015
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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

Bottle purchased at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

This one pours dark brown, almost black, with a small foamy head, and a little bit of lacing.

This one smells like creamy milk, caramelized sugar, chocolate syrup, and dark fruit.

This is a great sessionable and full flavored English porter. There's some light smoke, vanilla cream, tobacco, dark fruit, and sweet syrupy chocolate. There's certainly a lot going on here for the lower ABV.

This is medium bodied, pretty creamy and rich, and very drinkable.

Nice to go back to the basics like this sometimes. Beers like this show incredible craftmanship.

Sep 13, 2015
3 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 04, 2015
3.64 by tikk from Canada (YT) on Jul 24, 2015
3.5 by Brewed81 from Florida on Jun 06, 2015
3.59 by Chucker17 from South Dakota on May 20, 2015
4.2 by Division89 from Finland on May 08, 2015
3.85 by Nyrangersgrrl from New York on May 07, 2015
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4.67/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by ScotB260 from Georgia

One of the better porters that I have tried. The roasted maltiness is striking, but balanced at the same time. The smell is out of this world, inviting you to take another sip. I think I actually enjoyed sniffing this beer more than I did drinking it!

Mar 22, 2015
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4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar, but upon closer inspection when held up to a bright light it is clear mahogany red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high light tan colored head that has very good retention properties, leaving a thin head on the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing coating the sides of the glass.
S: As the porter warms up, the smell becomes stronger and lends aromas of leather.
T: The overall taste is rather complex, having notes of burnt malts, coffee, leather, licorice, molasses, nuts, smoke, and tobacco. Although no bitterness is perceptible, there are enough underlying hops to mask any sweetness from the malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For such a lighter body, easy drinking beer, this porter has an incredible amount of complexity in the flavors that makes it interesting enough to sip and slowly savor.

Serving type: bottle

Mar 19, 2015
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4.89/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by JaxBeerBear from Florida

Excellent beer.

Taste and smell is coffee, very robust flavor with a very manageable mouth feel. Out of the bottle it is a true delight, I would really like to try it from the draft though. I've heard a lot of talk about the differences between stouts and porters, and I feel like the true beauty and delight in this beer is how well it represents what a true to style porter should be.

Would definitely buy and enjoy again.

Bought the beer from Grassroots in Jacksonville, Florida at 5 Points in Riverside.

Mar 13, 2015
3.15 by mflamar from New York on Mar 02, 2015
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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by DoctorZombies from Florida

Ruby see thru blackish pour with beige head into SAPP. Caramel, licorice, and roasted malt nose. Dry, lite mouthfeel. Nice lite English porter with a slightly sweet Carmel finish.

Feb 23, 2015
3.59 by Washuffizi98 from Tennessee on Jan 28, 2015
4.34 by smithj4 from New York on Jan 27, 2015
3.55 by IreRican from Arizona on Jan 23, 2015
3.5 by JAHMUR from Connecticut on Oct 20, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Samp01 from New Jersey

Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Aroma and Taste is of dark roasted chocolate malt, caramel, dark fruit esters, even some dark berry notes mixed in as well, yeast and mild bitterness on the end from the dark roasted malt. A smooth medium body with mild carbonation. The finish is sweet dark roasted chocolate malt, caramel, dark fruit and berries with mild dry bitter roasted ending with lingering chocolate and caramel flavors. Overall a very delightful, tasty and enjoyable English Porter. very nice.

Sep 29, 2014
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