Brewed by Allendale
Style: Porter
Hexham, England


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, - MAR 2, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown - almost an opaque black. Smells of toasts, coffee and molasses. Taste is much the same and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Cask, The King’s Head, Leicester. Dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix and toffee with nutty, woody aspects. A bit of bonfire with raisins. Flavours are weetabix and chocolate with woody notes. Yeasty with light lemon and a peppery palate. Chalky dry with some nuttiness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (762) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Mahogany with a beige head. Treacle toffee and farmyard aroma. Creamy, chocolate, and smoky flavours Dry finish. Let down by a watery mouth feel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
(draught) pours a clear deep ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of bread dough, dark fruit and cereals, with a hint of herbal hops, some light grain and caramel. flavour is light roasted malts, yeast and coconut, slightly oxidized, with a hint of raisins, dark fruit and a chewy finish. light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1355) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Dark brown body with a thin off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma of smoke, rust and nuts. Flavour of metal, forest fruits, coffee and chocolate. Thin body with a watery texture. Average fizz. An interesting blend of a Bitter and a Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (1058) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Cask at the Beamish beer festival. A mahogany beer with a tan head. Burnt roast notes before lots of oak on the finish. A bit like a liquid ash tray, though not in an entirely bad way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2828) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2014
500ml bottle from Cornelius, Edinburgh - very dark brown, lot of bubbles, medium beige head, aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, negligible lacing, coffee flavour, oily feel, dry finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
netty (66) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
Aroma holandske kakao. Farba tmavo jantarova. Chut vodova ale pekne kavova. Jemne kysla dochut. K ?okoládovemu zakusku jedine. Dutch cocoa aroma. The color is dark amber. Water but nicely coffee taste. Slightly sour aftertaste. To the chocolate cake only.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MisoW (1233) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Fajry. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, licorice, roasted malt. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, medium bitter. Bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (1658) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Aroma cocoa, roasted malts, light light coffee. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is chocolate, moderate coffee, touch of peat. Thin body, easily drinkable. Very nice session beer. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4440) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Bottle kindly shared by fajry, many thanks. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee in aroma. Taste, chocolate cake, roasted coffee beans, roasted malt. Coffee bitter finish. Good.
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