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Black Hole No Escape

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Brewed by Black Hole
Style: Porter
Burton-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A combination of chocolate malt, crystal malt and roasted barley produce the subtle series of smooth flavours in this dark beer, whilst a balance of dry bitterness and spicy aroma is achieved by a late hop of Goldings.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1413) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Gravity tap at Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 22/1/2014 Pours a ruby colour, taste is floral and malty, not my kind of thing

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (2921) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Cask at The Barton Arms; dark brown pour with soapy tan head, taste has a hint of coffee some sweetness that you expect.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1956) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
Cask@Lychgatetavern, Wolverhampton. Dark reddish brown colour, medium beige head with good lacing. Aroma of mild roasted malts. Taste is a little sweet caramel,roasted malts and a little coffee. A little thin in the body. A nice porter but not one of the better ones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2011
tap at bow bar ... dark brown black ... thin creamy tan head ... soft coffee roast malt nose ... dark roast malts ... hint of licorice ... sweet roast ... little thin in body for a porter ... some sweet berry fruits ... tasty

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (827) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
On cask at JDW, Stone. Chocolatey stout that pours dark with an off white head. It did taste rather thin at times.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Cask, The Queen’s Head, Chelmsford Appearance is opaque black wlth white lacing aroma charcoal, blackcurrants, smoke, roasted malts, cream. Taste is charcoal ash, pepper, spices, chocolate, smoke, dried fruits and a drop of cream. Classic porter for the evening. Really enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6158) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2011
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 27 Nov 2010) Dark brown colour, almost black, with creamy beige head. Roasted, malty nose with dark bread, coffee and ryvita. Roasted, malty taste with notes of dark bread, coffee, dark chocolate, hints of ashes and a generous cocoa bitterness in the dry finish. Medium body, quite dry. Nice and tasty porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1-3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire England S1 2GH.

Clear light dark red brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, fresh fruit, light caramel, coffee notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100428]

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
Cask at Market Porter, London. Pours opaque, ruby-brown with a foamy head. Light roast aroma with notes of dark malts and fruits. Sweet flavor with hints of raisin and vanilla, plus mild char and brown sugar. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Has a roasty, dry finish with lingering dark malts. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
Cask. Aroma is roast coffee and treacle, deep auburn, pours a fair sized toffee head and lace. Flavour is a roast coffee/malt combo that works very well. Light bodied, very well balanced, a much appreciated bitterness. Grand offering! Gotta like that Burton water!


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