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Brewed by 8 Sail
Style: Porter
Sleaford, England

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask & bottle conditioned.
A true porter brewed to Victorian tastes. Pale, Amber, Brown & Black malts give this dark beer a rich and full bodied flavour.


Garrat's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle.black,small head,aroma of roasted coffee,dark choc,coal and burnt wood.taste of strong roasted coffee,malt and earthy,choc and fruit,bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (3722) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask @ Navigation Tavern Beer Festival, Mirfield. Almost black with a thick creamy off-white head. Has a full coffee roasted malt aroma and similarly a lingering taste in this respect.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (614) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of toasted and slightly roasted malts. Flavour is roasted and burnt with some sweetness and fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1352) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival on the 24th April 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Sweet but short note of dark chocolate in the aroma. Thin, oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a chocolate sponge base flavour with notes of raisin and cherry fruit in the mouth. There is a slight hint of a hop prickle in the dry roasted aftertaste but this is very short lived. Malt is very much present in the drying finish with bitter chocolate, treacle and sour black cherry notes evident in the palate. An ok session porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3097) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, thick tan head. Aromas are fruity and dark chocolate. Taste is more milk chocolate, with a building coffee note. Bitter finish. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Notes of blackcurrant, burnt toast and coffee. Plenty of flavour going on, but it’s not well balanced. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (976) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with finger thick ivory/tan head. Aroma: Bread/toast, chocolate, roast/burnt malt and rye. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness and low sweetness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering burnt malty cold coffee finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8118) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at the (seemingly thus far - NOT SO) Night of Garbage, thanks to Leighton our host with the most (stairs!), 20/12/13 up a shit load of stairs - just resucitaing Kenneth following his arrival ! Dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan head that retains well. Nose is light roast, dark fruits, tobacco, dark toffee, light smoke. Taste comprises light roast, coffee and walnut cake, earthy cocoa, dark fruit tang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure. Ok porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle at the Night of Garbage, thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown (near black) with a medium beige head. The nose is bitter-sweet, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, light smoke and ash. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasty, toast, mild acidity, cocoa, coffee and decent bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A solid porter by all accounts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
20th December 2013
The (not so) shit beer tasting at Leightons stratospheric flat. Almost opaque brown beer, good pale cream - tan coloured head. Palate is crisp anx dry. Light and crisp mellow dark malt, pleasant light roast. Dark malt tang. Light dry dark malt cream. Comes together well. Light dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared at the Night of Garbage. Got from the Net. Pours rich brown with a foamy tan head. The nose has dry chocolate, faint tangy dark fruits, coffee. Light sweet flavor with moderate roast, dirt, mellow coffee, raisins, faint char. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Balanced finish, some tar, cocoa, lightly acidic coffee, dried berries. Nice.


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