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Allendale Black Grouse

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Brewed by Allendale
Style: Porter
Hexham, England

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - August to January. Also available bottled.
A Porter style dark beer at 4%. Hints of coffee and chocolate with an oak aged aroma. The sister brew to Golden Plover, taking over from Curlew’s Return for the later part of the year.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (929) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
Copenhagen 20/6 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. Very dark label with a black hen looking noisy. Nice design. Pours opaque reddish dark brown with white head. Disappears shortly after pouring. Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and notes of coffee. Light carbonation and watery palate. Flavour is light with medium sweetness and a nice coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Aftertaste is mainly bitter. Nice easy porter even though a little watery.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (16677) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2016
DØE. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dark malts. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 190516

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (14616) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle @ DØE. Clear dark brown with tiny head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, bread and hop. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel, bread, toasted, medium sweet and a little bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25605) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle at Ølfestival 2016. Clear dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12841) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Roast and coffee notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Chocolate dominating. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15143) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
KØ16. Good mild bready flavour. Dark brown colour, seems clear. Roasted and nicely bitter, actually a little vinous, but not old-tasting at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39609) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
50 cl bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish, caramelish. Dry, toasted and caramelish, breadish. Dark malty. Bitter and roasted finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2469) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, aroma is malty with chocolate, taste is bitter and smooth with a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hatzer (112) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Bottled flavoury ale must have been at end of its life as was poor no choclate flavours weeak

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1360) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2016
On Cask at blue blazer dark brown in colour a light coffee roasted malt aroma flavour is coffee light chocolate some fruitiness vanilla and coconut notes smooth slightly sweet finish


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