London Porter | Paddock Wood Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
Saskatchewan, Canada
paddockwood.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by markaberrant on 03-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
8.44%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walcifur
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of adacovsk
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a cola brown color with a very thin ring of head around the outside.

The smell is roasted malt, chocolate, a little smoke/toasty note, caramel and brown sugar. The flavor falls in line with the smell, mostly dark malt, caramel, vanilla, roasted oats, very toasty ending flavor. It is moderately sweet, less chocolate than I usually get in English porters. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, which would be an improvement area for me.

Overall, I liked this.

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Photo of WillAndSarah
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a single bottle purchased from Zyn into an English pub glass. I should have bought a six pack because this brew is drinkable in quantity. A dark reddish brown porter, a bit on the light side, with around half an inch or so of tan foam. Smells like lightly roasted chocolate malt, with sweet, nutty, and earthy elements, maybe a hint of floral hops. Actually smells like the legit English examples albeit more subtle. Taste mirrors the aroma, with lightly roasted (almost green) coffee beans, caramel, milk chocolate, cola, tobacco, leather, and sweet molasses all blending together without obvious clashes. The cola taste does stand out to me, which is interesting. The malts got nuttier about half-way through the bottle and some bitter earthy hops emerge in the finish. The body is on the thin side and almost makes me feel a tad empty ... But the mouthfeel is smooth and does provide some chew. A very tastefully executed porter with considerable old world flavor. This is my last review of a Paddock Wood mainstay although I still have a few seasonals to track down. This brewery deserves more accolades than it receives. They really can brew to style and consistently produce flavorful offerings. It could be the Saskie bias talking but probably not. Skill is skill.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of LampertLand
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paddock Wood Brewing 'London Porter' @ 5.2% , originally tried on tap @ GCBF/12 , this review from a 6pack of 335 ml bottles purchased for $13

A-pour is a dark brown , ruby red highlights with a small tan head leaving a sticky lace along the pint glass after every sip

S-roasted barley & malt , hint of chocolate

T-smooth chocolate malt thickness , some bitterness at the end

MF-low mild carbonation , medium bodied , ok on the palate

Ov-ok/good beer , not my fav but one of Canada's better Porter 6pack offerings

sampled alongside Deschutes 'Black Butte' , Mill St. 'Coffee Porter'
& Powell St. 'Dive Bomber' Porter

prost LampertLand

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Photo of Noxious26
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

355 ml brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a pint glass. Part of a big box o beer variety 12 pack.

Dark borwn, almost black, cola like with a thin beige cap. No lacing to speak of.

Big malty aroma. Chocolate, vanilla, woody maly scents.

Robust roasted malts through and through. Hints if sweetness (chocolate).

Medium bodied and quite drinkable.

This won't knock your socks off but it's very steady and true to style.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of kjyost
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle acquired at the MLCC (Osborne) from a returned private order. Served at ~4-5C into a beer mug.

Pours a deep, dark brown with hints of brown around the edges. A nice tan head leaves minimal lacing. The nose has great notes of cocoa and coffee from the roasted malts, yet the body evidences little of that giving way more to molasses, yet lighter... Nice body that coast the mouth well. Enjoyable, especially as I am not one who really knows what makes a porter different than a stout nor is it a beer I normally reach for. This seemed thicker and had more character in the beer than a dry stout.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from kjyost in a recent trade. Cheers man!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, looser looking, light tan head with good retention. Clear bistre brown body with lower levels of carbonatin evident. Head fades to a splotchy wisp and ring but leaves no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Milder nose of roasted and chocolate malts, sweet cream and a hint of gram cracker. Nice stuff, but a touch too mild to be noteworthy.

TASTE: Milder flavors of roasted malts, chocolate malts, and some caramel sweetness. A mild and dry finish of roasted and chocolate bitterness, and notes of sweet cream. Fine, but nothing overly exciting.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine and finishes relatively dry. A touch light for the style perhaps.

OVERALL: A completely average porter here. A pleasant drink, but nothing remarkable. Worth drinking if you see it out at a pub or something like that. I wouldn't turn it down. Thanks again for the beers kjyost. Cheers!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - deep near black, short tan head dissipated to a thin covering with some lacing
S - roasty, coffee, molasses, and a cola hint
T - roastiness and cola flavour up front, burnt sugars, cold pressed coffee, subtle bakers chocolate and subtle hop finish
M - smooth and light, crisp with a coffee bitter finish
O - extremely easy drinking porter with robust flavours, I will be purchasing this again

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Photo of andrenaline
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark ruby red colour, finger of mocha head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Was expecting something a bit more bold, but fairly mild with dark chocolate notes, bit of sweet molasses and roasted almonds.

T - Quite nice on the tongue, much more flavourful than implied by the nose. The dark chocolate notes come through alongside some espresso and sweet milk chocolate. Surprisingly, it isn't overly bitter or dry and there's some leafy green hops also coming through.

M - Medium bodied ale that fills the tongue and goes down smooth.

O - Definitely one of the better offerings from Paddock Wood and easily sessionable. Solid sample of the style and quite enjoyable.

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