Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Porter
Mitchelstown, Ireland


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
330ml bottle from a friend. Pours nearly black, with a big brown head that gradually dissipates. Aroma is lovely and rich, with lots of chocolate, cream, coffee and molasses. Medium chocolatey sweetness with a light burnt cocoa bitterness. Smooth and sweet finish, nice soft carbonation. Lovely, lovely drop of porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuze (819) - - JUL 31, 2014
Geruch nach Kaffe & Zartbitterschokolade. Im Geschmack süßlich, zum Ende angemessen bitter. Nette Hopfennote. Leicht rauchig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1915) - 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Black with a small head. Medium body with a pleasant maltiness and a hint of chocolate and coffee. Pleasant and interesting. Assume that this wouln’t have been available a few years ago when the Irish craft brewery scene had not taken off. Really worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (1260) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
Pours deep black, ruby highlights. Burnt malts, sweet liquorice, peat, wood nose. Flat low carbonation. Big malt hit, sweet and tangy with some chocolate. Heavy luscious finish. Very slick Oily mouthfeel. Burnt coffee bitterness as it goes out with a bang. This has a hints of a deep red wine. Enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16978) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
The head is ok, the body black. It smells roasty, darkmalty, intensive. The taste is roasty, darkmalty, intensive coffee, aromatic, bit bitter-coffee. Aftertaste is more coffee-bitter-hoppy, and a bit chocolate. Good 12/12/12/11/12/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15304) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1361) - 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.

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