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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35077) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottled. A hazy dark brown beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, caramel, and chocolate, leading to a dry chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Rasmus40. Pours an opaque black with a dense and lacing beige head. Subtle vanillaish roasty nose. Medium body, sweet roast with a liocorice touch. Hardly any hops. 180212

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle at Bull and Castle. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and liquorice powder. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and liquorice with notes of chocolate. Light roasted finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19383) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, cocoa, milk chocolate, caramel and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle @ Fastelavnssmagning 2012, Ulfborg. Pours black with a small creamy head. Roast coffee and fruit. Medium bodied. Smooth. A bit ashy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13599) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. It pours an unclear, dark brown body under a dense, finger-thick, dark beige head leaving lacings. The aroma has coffee, roasted malts, and a touch of bonfire. The flavor is slighlty more interesting, although the same things are found. Some bitterness too, both initially and in the end. Full to medium body, smooth carbonated. A decent one indeed, but a bit too one dimensional for my likings. 120218


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