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Bank Top Port O Call

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Brewed by Bank Top
Style: Porter
Bolton, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Roast barley flavour with Port overtones - definitely not Mild!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1802) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Cask at Lymestone Vaults, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours black brown with stiff light tan head. Smooth, some choc, creamy, dies a little on the finish. Decent stout porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
30th June 2015. Cask half-pint in The Wellington, Birmingham City Centre. Poured a very dark brown colour with a beige head: almost a Black and Tan look. Rich aroma of roasted malts and hints of chocolate bars. The taste is fairly sweet with the chocolate from the nose showing heavily in the smooth, rich body. Really enjoyed this, had a train to catch or I would have had a pint, and then another, etc, etc.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4496) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Cask at the Wellington; clear dark chestnut brown pour with s bubbly light tan head, pleasant coffee and chocolate aroma, taste has some smoke, dark berries, plain chocolate, ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2145) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Cask. Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head, aroma is roasted malt and hints of chocolate, taste is sweet with malt some coffee comes through with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Burnley Beer Festival. Full-bodied and light roasted with a smooth tasting character. Very dark with a small head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Bottled. Deep brown colour, mediumsized bubbly white head, which vanishes quite fast. Aroma is roasted malts, raisins, some chocolate, brown sugar and mild sweetness. Flavour is chocolate, toffee, some ashes, toasted rye bread and some sweet syrupy notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1787) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
[Cask at Chippenham BF] Dark brown with a light fizz. Chocolate, espresso & smoke. Some ginger in the finish. Didn’t do it for me - a little on the thin and dry side. c8

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle from Bernie’s Real Ale Off License, Shirley. This is a good one. Deep mahogany appearing pitch with a dwindling beige top. Aroma really sucks you in; clotted cream fudge, coal smoke, chewy dark things, fig. Swills around the mouth with a seductive interplay of milk chocolate sweetness, well roasted malt, sticky dried fruit and some unusual honeyed shrub notes suggesting German or Czech hops. Hints of brine and rust, bags of squashy black grape sweetness, chocolate, vanilla. The port is apparent but not overdone and perfectly offset by wispy coffee and smoky malt notes. Feels a bit sweet and naughty, but that’s the attraction, and it stops well short of tooth rot . Nice brew- oodles of flavour and balance. Would revisit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. One of the first pints of the cask, so might be even better after a day or two. Black colour, dense tan head. Aroma is roasted malt,s sour fruits .Flavour is light roasted malts, coffee, coffee cream Slightly dry and roasty finish. Creamy and milky. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11393) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’11. Black with cream head. This was quite a fruity porter with a sweet sherry like character, there are some liquorice and tarry notes but there is also a slight sharp sourness, Overall reasonable.


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