Brewed by Allendale
Style: Porter
Hexham, England


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

olliejobbins' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1446) - Dorking, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (1910) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black red brown with tan head. Oak chip fire, coffee, bit of choc. Cracking porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear red brown, thin beige head. Strong oak aromas, vanilla, light chocolate. Taste is more of the same, if a bit thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11661) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Cask conditioned at Leicester beer festival ’15. Dark brown with white head. Really quite thin on the palate right from the start, some fruitiness perhaps with a touch of bitterness but overall very low impact for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
4.0% black in colour with a good head, sweet aroma with a bitter taste, not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Robbs, Hexham. A very dark brown beer with ruby red highlights. It has a sweet whisky-like flavour, currants, vanilla and plum followed by oak and a creamy red fruity finish. Excellent for a pretty low ABV beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Dark ruby. No head. Soft cough syrup cinnamon. Flat initial taste, very little roast. Light bitterness. Mostly vanilla and minty. Not too thin but fairly dessert vibes. Finishes a cinnamon burn and clean tea bitterness. Pretty odd.

Cask, Blue Blazer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Poured reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet roast malt, dark chocolate, liquorice. Light to medium body, flavour of the aroma, light latte, quite a dry, smokey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Appearance: Clear brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Chocolate, woody, subtle smoky note, gentle toffee, malty, bread and fruity. Taste: Medium bitterness, low sweetness and low/medium sourness. Palate: Thin fairly coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt chocolaty, fruity, malty finish with a peppery, light toffee note. Comments: Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8976) - 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 (920) - 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

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