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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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1
Gots:
8
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0
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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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James Squire Porter from Malt Shovel Brewery
3.54 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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