Brewed by Beowulf
Style: Porter
Brownhills, England


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Regular.
A fitting tribute to Finn, a character famed for his hospitality brought to life in the story of Beowulf. Our porter is as it should be: inviting, dark, and smoky, hoppy and not too sweet. The kind of ale that invites one to linger.

DruncanVeasey's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, - MAR 29, 2009
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 (Bottle conditioned, 5.2%) Classic oily pitch looks collared filthily with beige, thick tufted lace all the way down. Tarry burnt snout balanced with milk chocolate, blackberry, apple and solvent. Rasping and charred with the customary full-on burnt toast, espresso, 70% cocoa and bittering hop attack. Red apple and bramble chipping in, but mostly cinders, Lindt Excellence and clinging smoke. More fruit and light-swallowing density than the cask version. Beautiful, uncompromising beer. (Original cask rate, 747314) Gravity, Coventry 09. Red-tinged pitch with a tan collar collapsing to a slick. Overwhelming steak and kidney pie aroma...or it might just be the bloke sat next to me. Powdery cocoa, roasted barley, musty hop and bramble. Raisiny dark high cocoa solids, espresso, hedgerow tang. Big bittering hop punishment finish with cold black coffee. Charcoal and burnt toast linger. Easy to see why it was announced West Mids Porter of The Year minutes before. Up to their usual dark roasty standard, if not as intense and lip-smacking as the Dragon Smoke Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3429) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016

Lukt: Malt, svak sjokolade og frukter.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Frukter, røsta malt og vanilje.
Hvor: 27 th Ealing Beer Festival.
Medium: Tapp@150ml, ABV@4,7%, Når@06.07.2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Poured clear dark brown with lively beige head. Nose is roasted chocolate light smoke. Taste is roasted char chocolate dark malts. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
[Sorry - shitty numbers only rating from July 2010. Bottle in Skewen. "Not a bad porter, bitter".]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9019) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. decent tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. A little smokey and some chocolate in the aftertaste. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5427) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle 5.2% - Pours black with no head. Bitter roasted malt aroma. Unfortunately it has a light carbonation. Full flavoured and very bitter with loads of roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
Poured deep, dark brown with a healthy tan head. Aroma of roasted rauched malt, dark fruit, quite vinous. Medium body, flavour is smokey, dark chocolate and more berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4071) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
Cask@ the avion, aldridge. Dark brown beer with loose medium Michael head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate and dark fruits. Medium bodied and a touch of cream. Good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Cask at the wellington black country bus bash. opaque black with a loose greyish head. Roast with soft chalk aroma. little lace, some astingency.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (1367) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Handpull at the Dragon Inn, Worcester. Black colour, with a tan head. Earthy and rather bitter, with distinct dark chocolate aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7683) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a frothy tan head and some broken lace. The aroma is peaty and smoky, leading to a medium bitter flavour with lots of liqourice and dark chocolate. There is a little dry spice on the palate too. A superb porter I have to say!

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