Railway Porter
The Five Points Brewing Company

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The Five Points Brewing Company
England, United Kingdom
English Porter
Ranked #53
Ranked #17,172
3.87 | pDev: 8.01%
Jul 01, 2023
Jun 21, 2014
A Porter in the classic London style with a twist. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramel, brewed with British East Kent Goldings hops.
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Oct. 2017: 330 ml bottle, from Ales By Mail. ABV is 4.8%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Light bodied. Dry flavour with coffee and roast malts. One-dimensional.
Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On cask at Bishops Arms in Malmö.

Pours jet black with soft, soapy tan head.

Smell is roasted and a bit fruity with notes of tobacco, licorice and coffee.

Taste is roasted with big notes of licorice and backing hints of tobacco, coffee and chocolate. Moderate bitterness and very flavorful for the ABV.

Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with soft carbonation.

Overall, a very nice porter with lots of flavor.
Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 29, 2023
Rated: 3.01 by stephenlee93 from England

Feb 13, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is jet black when viewed from afar; when held up to a bright light there are traces of dark red near the edges of the glass. It poured with a narrow collar consisting of tan bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolatey and dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of chocolatey malts and cola with hints of lavender. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is especially flavorful considering its low alcohol content. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle
Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by smithj4 from New York

Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 12, 2019
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Rated by Mustela_Man from California

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Jan 07, 2019
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On cask at Underdog, Dublin.
Pocked tan over garnet; big roasty nose; huge cocoa, ashy bite, superdry finish and grassy EKG linger.

4 4 4.25 4 4

Loud, quiet, loud: roasty bookends with a bunch of cocoa in the middle. Bitter in a good way. Cask does it proud + super sessionable at 4.5%.
May 21, 2018
Rated: 4 by sqpat from Washington

Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

May 26, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

Mar 23, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Stardusthotel83 from Washington

Feb 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Martine from England

3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours darkest opaque brown into a glass from a bottle. Light mocha head is three fingers of soft, frothy, foam which leaves sudsy lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is mainly chocolate roast, sweet grain, ash and something a little watery/metallic.

Flavour is a bit underwhelming; mild, would be the correct phrase. I get a lot of thin smoky sweetness which turns to ashy grain on the aftertaste. There is the barest hint of chocolate but it builds to nothing; there is no malt backbone, no hoppiness that I can detect, just smoke, and burnt corn.

Mouthfeel is light-medium with a little carbonation on the sip.

Certainly sessionable, but not blown away by this porter. Perhaps it's personal taste but I prefer something with a bit more oomph.
Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by Arnar_Hallsson from Florida

May 26, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by jkhara12 from England

Jan 30, 2016
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Reviewed by LantGladstone from England

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
bottled on July 30, 2015, 4.8% abv 330ml bottle from ales by mail

Appearance (Look) = 6%
black clear, good khaki head

Smell = 24%
chocolate roasty

Taste = 40%
chocolate, bitter, coffee maybe some hop spice

Mouthfeel (Feel) = 10%
some astringency

Overall = 20%
It was a solid porter that didn't knock my socks off or wasn't anything beyond style but very drinkable.
Dec 05, 2015
Railway Porter from The Five Points Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 33 ratings