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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
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
48
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
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Photo of ablaze
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid black with a mocha tan head and good lacing.

Coffee, berries, and some chocolate in the nose.

Medium body, creamy-smooth with little carbonation. Sweet malt, mild roast profile and balanced hops. Light coffee, moist chocolate cake, slightly dry but meaty.

Not bad. Solid, easy drinking porter. Not extraordinary, but would pick it up again.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a small foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of cacaco, some subtle dry coffee and some roasted malt. Taste is dominated by some semi-dry black chocolate with some subtle notes of coffee with some bitterness form roasted malt. Body is full with some medium to low carbonation and a creamy texture. Very well done with some similarities to Fuller porter.

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Photo of bloberglawp
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to lipschitz for sending this on CanBIF3.

Rich roasty aroma with a hint of molasses. Pitch black nice foamy lightly browned head, good lace. Roasty malt flavors. Dry finish, nice, makes you want more.

Good brew, good homebrew supplier as well, wish these guys could sell nationwide.

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Photo of vanrassel
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was sold in Alberta with London Porter as part of Paddock Wood's "Black and White" mix pack — a sort of home Black-and-Tan kit.

It went into my glass dark brown, almost opaque, with a one-finger tan head. It had a nice resiliency and a creamy thin ring remained present. Malt and roasted coffee aromas predominated, with a slightly grainy smell and some metallic qualities.

The taste was mildly roasty and not overly bitter. A nice black licorice flavour added a bit of complexity, but a metallic taste kept me from rating this one higher. The low carbonation and medium body suited the style.

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Photo of elricorico
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown, opaque and near black in a glass. A creamy mocha head forms and leaves plenty of lacing as it recedes. The head maintains a thin cap.

Smokey roasted coffee bean and bitter dark chocolate aromas rise up. Heavy in the roasted scents here.

Roasted flavour is king in the taste department. Charred coffee bean taste, bitter and smokey from start to finish. A faint bitter chocolate teases the tip of the tongue. Lingering smoke and roasted bitterness.

Thick and creamy mouthfeel, but the carbonation is a bit prickly.

Here is a beer that I would like better if it wasn't named "London Porter". I expected a smoother, more subtle taste. Good, but not what I was hoping it would be.

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Photo of markaberrant
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Paddock Wood brewed a series of Porters in 2005/early 2006, and this appears to be the only one still available for sale. Description is "similar to our 1830 Porter, but without the brett finish."

Appearance is black, with only a hint of red flash at the bottom of the glass when held to a light. Thin tan head forms and quickly recedes to a ring. Carbonation appears to be minimal.

Aroma is creamy chocolate with a background of coffee. Reminds me of a luscious mocha creme truffle. Wow!

Taste is bitter roasted malts up front, definitely more balanced towards coffee than chocolate. Some bitter hops show up in the finish. So yeah, it's bitter through and through, but in a good way (reminds me of Bushwakker Palliser Porter in this regard, but doesn't have quite the charcoal flavour).

Mouthfeel is medium. I wish it was a little creamier. The low carbonation is well suited for the style.

Nice drinkability on this one. An enjoyable medium strength roasty brew.

Yet another winning porter from Paddock Wood, I wish they would revisit some of these, especially the bigger ones (ie their original Xocolatl Porter).

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London Porter from Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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