Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Porter
Mitchelstown, Ireland


on tap


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 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 (7275) - 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 (839) - 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 (2912) - 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 (6376) - 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 (396) - 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 (3561) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14189) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - 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.

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