Entire Butt English Porter | Salopian Brewing Company Ltd

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87
very good
226 Ratings
Entire Butt English PorterEntire Butt English Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom
salopianbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
178
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
14.14%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 178
Photo of dcotom
4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
2.55/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of shelby415
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdevilliers
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$ 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

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of EOC
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chadbo
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tikk
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewed81
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chucker17
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Division89
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScotB260
4.67/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of JaxBeerBear
4.89/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Entire Butt English Porter from Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
3.89 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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