Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Porter
Mitchelstown, Ireland


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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.

Theydon_Bois' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1641) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2015
Smokey stale aroma. Dark brown colour poor head and lacing. Stale malt flavour. Flat palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tim Webb (287) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle from the café at Bantry House in Bantry - one of Ireland’s cutest country houses and worth viewing by anyone with a soul. Too sweet and caramelled but otherwise a big-tasting porter for its restrained strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (5609) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle: Van Moll Shaker: Ruby black beer. Small creamy head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, manure... Flavour is thinnish: roast, chocolate, bitters, some coffee, some toffee... Aftertaste is bitter, roast, coffee and chocolate. Low carbo, watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (647) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Unclear dark beer with a small beige head that goes away quickly. Tastes dark malts, espresso, chocolate, a little bitter hops and sweet fruit. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1546) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Negra opaca, con su dedito y medio de espuma ocre poco consistente. Aroma a café y fruta del bosque. Excelente en boca, primero malteada y frutal para ir evolucinando hacia un final seco y mas amargo, café. Super equilibrada y y bebible. Notable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from Dunnes Department Store, Dublin. Black with next to no head. Has a light coffee roasted-malt aroma and taste in a very easy drinking texture that has a small smoothness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (448) - ITALY - FEB 9, 2015
33 cl bottle @ Bull & Castle Dublin. Dark brown with thin beige head. Toasted malt aroma. Sweet flavour of caramel, roasted, some bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thelynchfella (178) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2015
Poured balck with tan head. Aroma os of coffee and roast malts. Flavour is dark chocolate, espresso, mollasses. Really good porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
Sehr süffiges, recht cremiges Porter. Schöne Kakaoaromen, etwas eindimensional aber macht Spaß.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (937) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle at Porterhouse, Dublin. Pours almost black with a small beige colour head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate with a hint of tartness. Medium bitterness, with a slight sourness, medium body, slightly thin texture, average carbonation. OK but had hoped for something a little more.

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