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Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Porter
Mitchelstown, Ireland

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RATINGS: 57   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (10615) - 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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (288) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thelynchfella (108) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (285) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
Sehr süffiges, recht cremiges Porter. Schöne Kakaoaromen, etwas eindimensional aber macht Spaß.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (698) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (387) - Tasmania, - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear and black with a small, diminishing tan head. Nice roasty aroma with caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, molasses, a little liqourice, average bitterness, lively carbonation, light-medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7228) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. Chestnut brown, beige head. Chocolate, coffee, moderately sweet, medium bodied. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClaudeB04 (191) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle found at Auchan. Nice black colour, rapidly vanishing head. Black chocolate with a distinct sweet note, bitter finish. No revolution but nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuze (462) - - JUL 31, 2014
Geruch nach Kaffe & Zartbitterschokolade. Im Geschmack süßlich, zum Ende angemessen bitter. Nette Hopfennote. Leicht rauchig.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Case (286) - GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
Pours black with small light-brown head. Aroma of smoked bacon and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, smoke, soap. Thin watery body. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (194) - Killarney, IRELAND - APR 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Bottle at home - poured black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and malt. Full mouthfeel with notes of coffee and chocolate. Excellent porter - greatly enjoyed


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