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Brewed by Alcazar
Style: Porter
Nottingham, England

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Generally only available bottled (filtered). Has appeared occasionally in cask. Part of the Sherwood Forest range.
This is a smooth flavoured, Robust Porter with a fine balance of English malts and hops, hints of chocolate and vanilla, dark in colour with medium hop character.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown/amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, smoked wet wood. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, sugar, vanilla, smoked wet wood and some slight hoppy hints. Lovely!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled. Dark ruby, almost opaque black, small tan head. Chocolaty and toasted aroma. Very chocolaty porter, aftertaste has lots of chocolate too. Not too sweet, robust and balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown body full of rich tobaco, cigar box and chocolate aromas. A little gem of a beer from a brewery I can highly recommend.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2006
Fine dark brown porter with a tan head and rich cocoa aroma. Nice dark roasted malt taste, sweet and smoky. First class porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2006
Bottled. Deep black body, evaporating tan head, beautiful sweet coffee aroma, dry roasty feel to it. An excellent bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2006
Bottled. A slight gusher this one. A black beer with a slight purple hue and a dissipating tan coloured head. The aroma has good coffee notes as well as burnt malts and some oily characteristics. The taste has all the same notes as the aroma but the roastiness is the overriding feature. All in all a smooth but robust porter which is a pleasure to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2006
Black colour with a brown moslty lasting head. Aroma and taste of malts, chocolate and liquorice. Good porter

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwedgbury (3) - Warwick, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006 does not count
Bottle conditioned. Poured dark black, slightly oily, with reasonable light brown head that quickly disappeared. The aroma is lightly smokey with small amounts of sweetish roast malt, milk chocolate and vanilla (possibly leather and oak too). The flavours are the same with a touch of yeast and bitterness. The mouthfeel is slightly velvety, nicely warming, slightly dry and not as full bodied as I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
500ml bottle. Black beer with thick frothy dark beige head. Plenty of dark roasted malts, even a bit of toffee. Dark choc/coffee. Quite smooth in mouth, bit of sour liquorice, but a well balanced beer and the best of the bottled Alcazar beers I’ve had. Dark roasted raisins too on the flavour

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
From A Bottle.Jet black in colour with a medium head,aroma is of coffee and dark malt,taste is of coffee,chocolate and yeast,light bitter finish.


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