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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: 27   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Roast barley flavour with Port overtones - definitely not Mild!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (2933) - 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 (20004) - 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 (1445) - 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 (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, 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 (3854) - NETHERLANDS - 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 (9622) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2010
Cask at NWAF 2009. A dark red-brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt sweet as well as roasted plus light notes of chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2009
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a clear dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hints of caramel. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with some weak hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2009
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Northants BF. A black coloured beer with a wispy off-white head. Boozy fruity, malty throughout. No obvious port but definitely accentuated alcohol. Pretty decent but maybe missing a trick.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester, England.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, brown sugar notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090122]


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