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Style: Porter
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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle: Filtered. Seasonal - Winter. Has been available bottle conditioned.
"This is a specially crafted rum porter. Rich, dark and warming, it is perfect for those cold evenings. Hints of rum mingle with coffee and vanilla flavours, a truly wonderful old style beer."
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, wheat malt. Challenger and Bramling Cross hops.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3437) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Cask at the moon under water jdw. Aroma is earthy wood and vanilla and some milk chocolate sweetness. Dark ruby red colour clear with a looseoff white head. Flavour is dull nutty cardboard malts with touch of choc roast in the finish. Relatively sweet and some mineral. Medium watery palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1545) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Medium off white head. Mahogany to black body. Nose is smoke, roast, red fruit, spice, bubblegum, toffee, savoury cheese, Kola nut, red berries. Bitter. Dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (969) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
On cask at the wheatsheaf (jdw), cheadle. Pours black brown with dark tan head. Like a Christmas cake porter with a splash of rum. Very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (786) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Very dark mahogany brown with a thin coffee skim on the top. Toffee malt and leather aroma. Coffee, bitter chocolate, liquorice and smoky flavour. Porter, but had brown ale, old ale and premium bitter characteristics. Like BlackHaddock below, I didn’t notice any rum, but I didn’t miss it. Rich, full-bodied and contemplative. Nice warming winter ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1286) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Cask in the Babington Arms, Derby. Very deep mahogany with a cream head. i found this to be over sweet with fruity cranberry flavours. The roast malt notes were too much in the background and it felt watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2141) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Cask@St Matthews hall, walsall. Brown beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste is malts, toffee, a touch of rich fruits and some wood. Decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3909) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in the lovely ’Grapes’, A Bath Ales owned pub in Oxford on 22 Nov 13. Nice dark body, leaning toward black from a dark brown base, on top a tanned crown. The aroma was spicy and malty with some dark fruit esters thrown in for good measure. Taste wise it followed the smell nicely, malty molasses giving it a semi-sweet flavour, where was my Rum though? It’s supposed to laced with it I believe. Anyway I enjoyed it and thought it more a ’Winter Warmer’ than any sort of Porter. Fairly deep and almost rich body, well made and easy to sup.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Dark brown generous head. Toffee aroma. Tastes of dark fruits toffee. Nice bitter finish. It's quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zimbo (583) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Interesting nose. Suggests smoky bacon. Savoury with chocolate and cofffee notes. Quite dark for a porter of this gravity. Orangy red highlights in the glass. Head is virtually non existent. Pretty dull really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4262) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a big off white head. The aroma is chocolaty and roasted, and the flavour is bitter and roasted. Overall a nice dark beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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