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Brewed by Allendale
Style: Porter
Hexham, England

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RATINGS: 47   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.


olliejobbins' rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1578) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12729) - 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 (14897) - 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 (39078) - 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 (2446) - 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 (106) - 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 (1314) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (2344) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (8806) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (12664) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
ralphdot (1026) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
4.0% black in colour with a good head, sweet aroma with a bitter taste, not too bad.


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