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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1507) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: black with a thick off white/brown head. Aroma: Espresso, dark chocolate. not bad at all, I recommend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (13591) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at parents house, sourced from the Abbots Ale House Store in Cork by the old man - many thanks, 26/01/13. Mid black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a swirl of a film. Nose carries dark malt, touch of chocolate, molasses, light sour fruit tones, light soapy notes. Taste comprises dark malts, chocolate, dark fruits, plummy, dates, molasses, leather, tar, light mineral tones, hint of coffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Ok porter, nice to see the Irish micro’s shining through more in recent years!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2150) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Bottled 0,33L. Dark brown color, much fraungh, inscrutable with an elegant nut head of medium resistance. Alcoholic and roasty aroma, decided malty notes, singed cereals and wood. Mighty alcoholic impact, solid, intense and decided roast and burned malty, little cooffè rumors, extend and protracted bitter final,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1102) - 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 (9830) - 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 (21773) - 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 (502) - 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 (6667) - 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.

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