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Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) London Porter

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House)Addiscombe, Greater London23 Jul 2022
Mad Squirrel TapSt Albans, Hertfordshire03 Feb 2020
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London07 Dec 2019
The Plum TreePlumstead, Greater London02 Aug 2019
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent03 May 2019
Brewery ShopBerkhamsted, Hertfordshire17 Oct 2018
The RingSouthwark, Central London08 Aug 2018
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London13 Nov 2017
Mad Squirrel Brewery Shop EmporiumHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire17 Dec 2016
Just Beer MicropubNewark, Nottinghamshire14 Jun 2016
The Bald Buzzard Ale HouseLeighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire09 Oct 2015
The BootSt Albans, Hertfordshire03 Oct 2015
Ye Olde Rose & CrownWalthamstow, Greater London14 Aug 2015
Mad Squirrel Brewery ShopChesham, Buckinghamshire16 Jul 2015
Ye Olde LondonCity, Central London11 Feb 2015
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2015Dover, Kent06 Feb 2015
The HopeCarshalton, Greater London28 Aug 2014
Engineers ArmsHenlow, Bedfordshire01 Jul 2014
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2014Dover, Kent07 Feb 2014
The Six TemplarsHertford, Hertfordshire30 Jan 2014
Post Office VaultsBirmingham, West Midlands22 Jan 2014
19th Watford Beer FestivalWatford, Hertfordshire09 Nov 2013
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent26 Aug 2013
Ravensbourne ArmsLewisham, Greater London09 Jun 2013
The FalconBattersea, Greater London07 Mar 2013
Old FountainOld Street, Central London08 Jan 2013
The Edgar WallaceTemple, Central London28 Nov 2012
Catford Bridge TavernCatford, Greater London05 Aug 2012
AlmaNewington Green, Central London03 May 2012
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2012Dover, Kent04 Feb 2012
Royal OakLong Whatton, Leicestershire29 Apr 2011
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent08 Oct 2010

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House), Addiscombe, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Jul 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Jul 2022

Mad Squirrel Tap, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Feb 2020

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried07 Dec 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Nov 2018 Taster was flat and headless
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Sep 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried04 May 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Aug 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Jun 2017 Clip has reverted from Mad to Red!
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jan 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Nov 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Oct 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried18 May 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jan 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jun 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried16 May 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Jan 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Apr 2013

The Plum Tree, Plumstead, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Aug 2019

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent03 May 2019 Very nice

Brewery Shop, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

ChrisENot Tried17 Oct 2018
ChrisEExcellent21 Oct 2015

The Ring, Southwark, Central London

Stephen HarrisExcellent08 Aug 2018 A good, full-bodied, chocolaty Porter.

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripGood13 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jun 2017 Rather aggressive looking, off putting pump clip

Mad Squirrel Brewery Shop Emporium, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried17 Dec 2016

Just Beer Micropub, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jun 2016

The Bald Buzzard Ale House, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

ChrisEExcellent09 Oct 2015

The Boot, St Albans, Hertfordshire

ChrisEGood03 Oct 2015

Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisExcellent14 Aug 2015 Very drinkable, smooth, chocolaty, dark Porter.

Mad Squirrel Brewery Shop, Chesham, Buckinghamshire

HSBNot Tried16 Jul 2015
Stephen HarrisExcellent02 Jan 2014 My favourite of the Red Squirrel range, on very good form here.

Ye Olde London, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisAcceptable11 Feb 2015 I don’t know what had happened here, but this pint had a lot less flavour than I have found in this beer in the past.

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2015, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Feb 2015

The Hope, Carshalton, Greater London

HSBNot Tried28 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jul 2014

Engineers Arms, Henlow, Bedfordshire

HSBNot Tried01 Jul 2014

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2014, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried07 Feb 2014

The Six Templars, Hertford, Hertfordshire

HSBExcellent30 Jan 2014 Beautiful beer
Philip PirripExcellent05 May 2013 In good form

Post Office Vaults, Birmingham, West Midlands

Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jan 2014

19th Watford Beer Festival, Watford, Hertfordshire

AndrewGood09 Nov 2013 The last dribblings but in reasonable nick. Black, soft in the mouth, hint of oily fish, rich.

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Aug 2013

Ravensbourne Arms, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Jun 2013
Philip PirripPoor04 May 2013 Flat as a pancake - no condition

The Falcon, Battersea, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried07 Mar 2013
ChrisENot Tried12 Feb 2013
PedroNot Tried06 Feb 2013

Old Fountain, Old Street, Central London

Martin the MildmanAcceptable08 Jan 2013 Black in colour with a dry, bitter malt character but little supporting hoppiness. Dry finish. My score 14/20.
Martin the MildmanExcellent14 Apr 2011 Full bodied malty porter with a hoppy bitter finish. My score 16/20.
Martin the MildmanExcellent28 Oct 2010 Full bodied black porter with good balance of dark chocolate and hoppy flavours. My score 16/20.

The Edgar Wallace, Temple, Central London

Stephen HarrisExcellent28 Nov 2012 Black, smooth and powerful.

Catford Bridge Tavern, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Aug 2012 Ran out as the evening ended

Alma, Newington Green, Central London

Stephen HarrisExcellent03 May 2012 The first time I’ve tried this classic Porter since Red Squirrel’s relocation. Still excellent! Dark brown, with a full-bodied chocolate malt and roast barley taste. A bit of liquorice. Hoppy finish.

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2012, Dover, Kent

oz11Excellent04 Feb 2012

Royal Oak, Long Whatton, Leicestershire

StuExcellent29 Apr 2011 Black in colour, with chocolate and roast malts, some liquorice.

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

AndrewExcellent08 Oct 2010 Superb condition. Black with a dense white head. Slightly milky, thick in the mouth, powdery with a hint of roastedtoasted malt. It was so drinkable and I wouldn't have guessed that it was 5%.

Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) London Porter

5.00% ABV.

We have tried this beer 21 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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