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Ashley Down Plum Porter

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Brewed by Ashley Down
Style: Porter
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask & bottle; Seasonal - Winter.

Plum Porter contains malted barley, hops, yeast, water and fresh lemon juice. It was brewed just up the road at Ashley Down Brewery on 1st October 2013.
Plum Porter has a splash of ruby port in it and a hint of smoke and is lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
planky84 (2525) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Cask at the 2015 National Winter Ales Festival, The Roundhouse, Derby. Chestnut coloured pour with a light beige head. Dark fruit and roasted malt aroma which segues into the flavour. Malt heavy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8975) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Cask, NWAF 2015. Dark ruby brown with a beige head. Aromas are very plummy with damson and earthy dark malts. Gritty chocolate with hints of liquorice. Flavours are herbal, leafy and sweet with liquorice. Very plummy with a roasted coffee body. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18971) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
4th December 2014
Pigs Ear. Cask. Clear deep red - brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is dry with mild fine carbonation. Smooth dry malts, rich but not sweet toffee. Floral bitterness. Modest plum, only noticeable on the back end. Bitterish linger. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (18082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask at the pigs ear... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft musty chocolate roast malts nose... Soft chocolate.. Dry roast... Big dry bitter plum..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (4204) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at home from grape&grind
Pours hazy dark mahogany with fluffy beige head collapsing to lacing. Slightly fruity but mostly toasty grain notes on aroma. Medium body, light on carbonation, dry and roasty barley. Hard work...more stout than porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7140) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. Dark, ruddy brown with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of coffee, with a hint of port warmth and leafy hops. Light mouth feel, with some dark berry fruits and toasty malts, before a rich, slightly bitter finish with more port evident.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leebotton (334) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Very promising aroma and appearance, good tan fine head and very deep near black brown. Definitely a rich sense of the port in the nose with other burnt aromas such as coffee / chocolate. Refreshing (the bottle got cold) with well balanced burnt, smoky flavours. A good mild to medium level of carbonation and a little watery perhaps but this does compliment the lighter fruitiness present here. A real game changer for Ashley Down Brewery in my mind.

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