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Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Porter
Mitchelstown, Ireland

bottled
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Like tackling the Knockmeal Downs Mountains in a blizzard, this beer is not for wimps. This robust malt-driven ale balances dark malts with some old world bitter hops. It won’t weigh you down like a stout and offers a rich chocolate aroma with a burst of espresso. Perfect for a cooler evening: year round in Ireland.


1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Case (212) - GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
Pours black with small light-brown head. Aroma of smoked bacon and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, smoke, soap. Thin watery body. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (127) - Killarney, IRELAND - APR 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Bottle at home - poured black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and malt. Full mouthfeel with notes of coffee and chocolate. Excellent porter - greatly enjoyed

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4037) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
330ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate with some hints of roasted grains and coffee. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a light roasted grain bitterness. A tasty and easy drinking porter that I recommend others to try.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobsch (408) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle 0.33l. Pours almost black with minimal beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate slightly sour. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, roasted malt, coffee, hints of milk chocolate, slightly sour. Aftertaste is balanced, light bodied, bit watery. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1004) - PORTUGAL - MAR 14, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle from Auchan (Luxembourg). Pours a dark brown with a small tan lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted and malty. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is a shot of bitterness with some smoked notes and a very long dry finish. Overall, a very drinkable beer. I am surprised.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5174) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2014
Dark frothy head malty note chocolate coffee little caramel and floral note a hint of fruity pear medium bitterness good dryness roasty note in the end

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Maierovicz’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black, opaque with beige head. Very slightly alcoholic, faint sour coffee aroma, yeasty bitterness, slightly roasty taste. Medium body, slightly roasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2013
330ml bottle from a friend. Pours nearly black, with a big brown head that gradually dissipates. Aroma is lovely and rich, with lots of chocolate, cream, coffee and molasses. Medium chocolatey sweetness with a light burnt cocoa bitterness. Smooth and sweet finish, nice soft carbonation. Lovely, lovely drop of porter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Maierovicz’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with a yan head. Roasty aroma with coffee, yeast and vegetal notes. Roasty and yeasty flavor with some coffee,a cocoa hint a light sourish touch. Medium-bodied. OK, too yeasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (390) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
Pours deep black, ruby highlights. Burnt malts, sweet liquorice, peat, wood nose. Flat low carbonation. Big malt hit, sweet and tangy with some chocolate. Heavy luscious finish. Very slick Oily mouthfeel. Burnt coffee bitterness as it goes out with a bang. This has a hints of a deep red wine. Enjoyable porter.


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