Entire Butt English Porter | Salopian Brewing Company Ltd

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177 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
United Kingdom (England) | website

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
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
221
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
15.68%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle, sample purchased. No freshness date.

A porter among porters, lively and flavourful. A great stab at a style that has been lost for decades.

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Photo of Todd
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 1pt 9fl oz fat brown bottle with long neck. Best before date stamped on the neck.

Appearance: Rich, deep dark brown. Nearly black. Head pours thick and foamy, tan in colour. Sticks like mad as it very slowly dissipates to a level that most beers dream of. The head on this beer is absolutely amazing.

Smell: Massively complex malt aroma, but if I had to sum it up with 3 words: "sweet coffee milk" ... it has one of the most pleasant aromas that I have ever indulged. Reminds me of that coffee syrup that I used to add to milk as a kid -- all caramelly, creamy, coffee-like -- yummy stuff. Light grain notes can also be detected, as can an appealing smoke, sweetness and chocolate.

Taste: Incredibly smooth mouthfeel, with a huge, firm, thick full-body. Malt is seriously complex with flavours including: lager-like crispness, dry grain and grain husk, coffee, lactose/milk sugar-like, toffee, smoke, earth, chocolate and astrigent roasted malts. Hop flavour is minimal but shows through in the middle to refresh the palate with a delicate herbal tea-like bitterness that complements the roasted (barley) flavours. Hop flavour, apart from being a bit bitter, is very raw, leafy. Beer finishes with some grain dryness, roasted and smoke residuals and a faint hop oil feeling on the palate.

Notes: Welcome to the last beer of your life. You could, without a doubt, have this beer on your death bed and feel like you actually lived a full-life.

This bottle conditioned butt beer was brewed with 14 malts! Pale marris otter, lager, wheat, pale crystal, dark crystal, dark chocolate, pale chocolate, black, roasted barley, cara malt, torrified wheat, amber, brown and malted oats. This is Salopian's attempt to recreate the forgotten traditional Porter style. I think they did I marvelous job, in humble opinion. Silver Medal @ the GBBF 1999 BCA's.

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Entire Butt English Porter from Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
87 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.
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