Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Porter
Mitchelstown, Ireland


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1091) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 11, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 Pours black brown, not much head. Coffee aroma. Nice maltiness to it. Bit more coffee in the flavour, along with a little chocolate sweetness. Quite thin in the body. Flat carbonation. Has a lovely lingering sweet milk chocolate finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9096) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
This brew pours a dark brownish-black color with a medium khaki head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and touches of hops. Light body with a roast character and flavors of chocolate malt and coffee. The finish is sweet with a roasty malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (20556) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
Bottled at L. Mulligan Grocer, Dublin. Ruby/black, creamy beige head. Coffeeish nose. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Earthy and somewhat lactic with some hard roasted coffee. Fairly low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (500) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 27, 2012
Dark cola like pour with a medium tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, hops, coffee, peat. Initially bitter, sweetens as it warms. You can pick up the coffee and chocolate. Smooth and light on the palate. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6415) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle [330ml] shared with garthicus & HogTownHarry -- c/o garthicus. Pours a very dark brown with an average size fizzy light-brown head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, some light coffee and leafy hops. Flavour of light roasted malt, coffee, light leafy hops and a light roasty/bitter finish. Average bodied -- a bit thin but it is a Porter. Not a bad Porter at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (657) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2012
La miglior birra della batteria 8Degrees....buona porter anche se non la migliore tra le artigianali irlandesi...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2767) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: Cola black with a thick off white/brown head. Aroma: Espresso, dark chocolate, chicory, a little creamy, smells good. Flavour: Good maltiness, espresso, dark chocolate, light mouth feel which is fine for a porter. Good chocolate finish, not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
330ml bottle share by garthicus with me and blankboy. Nearly opaque brown-black with a huge lasting fluffy/creamy lasting light brown head. Light aroma, good bit of moderate nutty/coffee roast, some cream and mint (power of suggestion) - dry, a little bit of clay? Taste follows, a bit acidic and oily. Slick, average body, light carbonation, a slightly tart oily aftertaste. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ACD cheers Alex! Pours dark cola w/ lasting off-white head. Aroma is deep roast w/ some nutty toast. Fairly light porter and dry porter w/ minimal malt sweetness throughout. Tons of tobacco, glad I got to try this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2821) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle. Deep brownish black with a frothy head. Aroma of chocolate vanilla with nut and coffee. Flavour is similar, smooth velvet texture. Sweet palate

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