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Abbeydale Vespers

Formerly brewed at Abbeydale
Style: Porter
Sheffield, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Occasional.
Rich, dark, dry and mellow. Full of dark roast and coffee flavours complemented by fruity hop flavours. A classic.

albertane's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, - MAR 20, 2009
Cask at the Globe. An earthy aroma with pine is a feature of this porter whose rewarding flavour is dry and seductively bitter with a long finish on the back of the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with a light tan head. Quite a hoppy porter, hint of spice, blackcurrant, tinge of choc. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston 10/07/2002 Mid brown coloured with a caramel flavour. A hint of bitterness in a roast finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34308) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
Cask at The New Oxford, Manchester. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has light notes of milk chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and milk chocolate, leading to a dry milk chocolaty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2009
Cask at The Waters Green Tavern in Macclesfield. Very dark brown with thin off white head, quite a pale head for a porter. Usual porter characteristics, coffee, malts and some smoked roastiness. Quite a bitter finish and does seem to have a hint of something medicinal in it that I didn’t like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at London Drinker.
Mahogany black colour with a thin tan head. This is pretty good stuff. A tasty malty porter with some faint smoke and ash and a good hit of coffee. Good body, well balanced with a good level of hops and an excellent bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2009
Cask @ The New Oxford, Salford, Manchester M3. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty aroma with hints of caramel and coffee. Also has an earthy hoppy hints. Raosted malty caramel and coffee flavor with some hints of hops and vanilla. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ The New Oxford, 11 Bexley Sq, Salford, Manchester England M3 6DB.
Clear dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dusty, coffee and vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20090122]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2009
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense Wicksteed Park BF. A black porter with an off white loose head. A roasty slightly smoky aroma with a hint of lactose. Full flavoured with nice hops and good roasted malts. Again a little lactose. A nice, smooth, very tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2009
Cask, Rigby’s, Liverpool. Very dark brown colour with a thin off-white head. Caramel malt, dark chocolate aroma. Flavour quite strange, trace of tcp?! raisin, molasses, nuts in there too with some hoppage. Not really sold on this.

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