James Squire Porter | Malt Shovel Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Malt Shovel Brewery
Australia
maltshovel.com.au

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dwarbi on 11-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.71%
 
 
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8
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2.88/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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4.14/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Radcpa
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown appearance with a nice head and a little too much carbination. Mild aroma of chocolate. Taste is also mild chocolate that is a little disappointing. I was hoping for a little bolder taste from this porter

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.88/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Getting chocolate and coffee which is quite nice. It's a quite easy drinking beer with a very thin mouthfeel. Could quite easy drink a few of these.

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Photo of Act25
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Much better at cash temp. James Squire (OZ original brewer) is kind of like their Sam Adams, at least as a brand legend character. But their beers are not as good and suffer from feeling a bit watery and mass. So far beers in Aus tend to be thinner and lighter and lower ABV than US.

A- Brown walnut color, not as dense as typical porters. Tan head full of large bubbles faded fast and did not lace much. (see thin, not sticky).

S- Roasted malt aroma with a slight metallic, iron ore note (rusty anchor stirred in cold coffee?) More coffee when it warms a bit.

T- Continues with the rust acid feel mixing with coffee roasted malt. Tartness to the finish of the malt which saves it. A goods light sipper. (but too thin)

M- Too thin mouthfeel with a watery texture.

D- It's thin for a porter, without robustness.

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3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chocolate yes every where one of the best but the label has now changed lol

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3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a standard solid brown 345mL bottle with a decent semi-boutique label.

Appearance: a dark brown body with a reasonable off-white head that lasts. Good retention.

Aroma: plenty of chocolate on the nose with some roast coffee and liquorice. Smells good.

Taste: dominated predominantly with the chocolate and coffee as expected, but with a touch of caramel and again the liquorice.

Aftertaste: more of the same, with some bitterness from the coffee. Quite smooth.

Mouth feel: a moderate feel with moderate carbonation. Not bad - almost a bit too easy to drink.

Overall: a decent Australian take on the English porter. The usual flavours of chocolate and roast coffee, with a touch of liquorice and caramel to boot. The price is right, at around AU$58 a case, but a slightly fuller body could have improved it somewhat. Nonetheless, an easy-drinking, reasonable beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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James Squire Porter from Malt Shovel Brewery
3.54 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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