Porter only in name and color. Decent color, but no head, lace, retention or presence in the glass.
Weak, weak body with a dreadfully acidic taste and nose. Possibly even infected to my thinking.
Lacks any kind of creamy nature and the roasted malts seem bitter. The combination of unbridled bitterness and thin body come together to give a really nasty, heartburn inducing, watery beer – nasty.
Southend is getting a reputation for producing some below-par brews and this is a good example of what the folks are talking about. I only managed to drink half a pint of this before moving on.