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Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Porter
Mitchelstown, Ireland

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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2405) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt. Flavour is oak, vanilla, coffe, hop, roasted malt. medium to full body. OK/Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kiptheyip (46) - IRELAND - MAY 13, 2012
Jet black appearance. Coffee, roasted malt and camp fire nose. Taste of coffee and earthy, savoury almost meaty notes. Good beer all around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (617) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 11, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours jet black with big frothy tan-brown head - plenty of lacing. Coffee, chocolate, smoke and plenty of roasted malt on the nose. Taste is full of roasted toasted malt, coffee, liquorice, burnt sugar, chocolate malt. Very full mouthfeel - maybe slightly too carbonated though. The best of the 8 degrees brews by a long shot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting - Ulfborg ].

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, dusty. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, malt bitter, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120218]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle at home. Thanks Stephanos! Gushed out of the bottle, which was a surprise! Deep dark brown/black with a massive fluffly beige head. Nice complex nose, hint of lacto, some roast malt, tart raspberry. Super smooth mouthfeel, chocolate, some lacto twang, more fruits, deep burnt roasty finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a pitch black, with a firm, brown head. Hevily roasted aroma, chocolate, malts, hazelnuts, arrack, Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, ceamy CO2. Roasted taste, malt, chocolate, coffee beans, ashes, slightly yeasty. A smooth, quite nice porter. (2012-03-01)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2728) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 22, 2012
Dark ruby-brown with very lively fluffy head. Aroma of toffee, licorice and a slight sourness. Fairly sweet and chocolatey with some juicy red apple. with a rich roast and dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle, 5.0%. Mildly roasted aroma. Black colour, seems a little muddy. Good clean (for a porter) flavour, roasted and with a little dry liquorice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted dark malty and breadish, Thick malty, acidic and dark roasted malty flavoured. Bitter and dark malty finish.


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