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Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Porter
Mitchelstown, Ireland

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (5812) - 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 (501) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle at Oarsman, Carrick-On-Shannon [131113]
Black, some ruby light through at edges, thin tan head
Aroma of dark caramel malts, soft roasted malts, dark chocolate
Taste of soft roast, soft dark quite sweet malts, plain chocolate, soft bitter hops, mellow decent flavour
Palate - Medium carb and body. Finish is quite sweet with dark malts and dark chocolate
Overall - Well put together porter

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3979) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Black with a small head. Medium body with a pleasant maltiness and a hint of chocolate and coffee. Pleasant and interesting. Assume that this wouln’t have been available a few years ago when the Irish craft brewery scene had not taken off. Really worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Almost black, opague. Roast, coffee and caramel in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with roast, caramel and espresso. Velvety mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Dark cola body, some transperancy, off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee. Taste is a touch tart, bitter. roasty.Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (576) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye in Dingle. Dark and bacony. I like the aroma, and appearance, but the the bacony taste didn’t do it for me necessarily.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1610) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
Flaska. Svart öl med moccafärgat skum. A: Kaffe, vanilj, mörk choklad. S: Detsamma samt röda bär och viss fruktighet. P: Torr och mjuk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
The head is ok, the body black. It smells roasty, darkmalty, intensive. The taste is roasty, darkmalty, intensive coffee, aromatic, bit bitter-coffee. Aftertaste is more coffee-bitter-hoppy, and a bit chocolate. Good 12/12/12/11/12/12

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1462) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a deep black with ruby highlights and a very low, dense tan head to sit atop the brew. Aroma has a lot of burnt notes to it with a lot of coffee, light chocolate, very slight peat and a smooth fresh sack graininess at the very end. Flavor starts off with a light chocolate but is quickly overtaken by a light bitter coffee presence and followed up by some smooth grainy presence with just a touch of earthy hops and light smoke from the heavy roasted malts. Body is thin and lightly carbonated as a porter should be. Overall stylistically spot on for a porter. A pretty tasty beer for just a 5% brew.


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