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Blakemere Deep Dark Secret

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Brewed by Blakemere
Style: Porter
Northwich, England

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Has appeared under both the Northern and Blakemere branding.

A rich, satisfying coal-black porter - it has a pronounced liquorice taste on the palate derived from a generous infusion of liquorice root in the copper.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10794) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise - London. Pours dark brown with little hed. Baking cocoa and dirt in the nose. Light sweet flavor with pleasant, dry cocoa and ash. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Lightly dry to finish, moderate burnt sugars, light roast, burnt marshmallows and baking cocoa. Decent.
Earlier Rating: 9/17/2011 Total Score: 4
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours dark brown with a bubbly, off-white head. Chocolate and chalk roast malt nose. Some sharp coffee in the flavor, medium sweetness, bit of sweet mocha. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, dark sugar, mild roast. Lingering mocha, which is quite, quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 04/12/12. A black beer with an off-white head and lace. Roasty coffee throughout with what I thought to be whiskey barrel tendencies. Smooth and tasty with late bitterness. Boozy and very good indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
undercurrent25 (1397) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
Dark, black in colour, aroma is of coffee, taste is of liqourice and roasted malts

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (775) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
500ml bottle from a brewery just up the road from me. Lively pour that results in a large head atop a dark brown base. Aroma of smoke and treacle. Roasted taste, medium bodied, slightly oily on the tongue with some fizz from the carbonation. Definitely a bit of a liquorice vibe too. Decent stuff, lacking a bit in the complexity stakes though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color. Plenty of coffee in aroma. Roasty coffee flavor with with nuts and toffee in the background. Nice dark fruity coffee character which brings arabica espresso to mind. Licorice is restrainden, which is good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Dark and flat with low carbonation. Some chocolate is present as is a trace of liquorice. A bit lacking in body and not very distinctive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2011
Cask at Pineapple beer fest. Dark red brown, almost black colour. No head. Aroma is spicy, cinnamon, oaty, bit of dark chocolate. Gives a bit of a tingle in the mouth. Taste is oaty, liquorice and roasted malts. Bit of coffee which gives it a nice bitter finish. Don’t liquorice, but I seem to like liquorice beers which is a bit weird.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, light burnt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110803]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9301) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011)
Black, not much head. Roasted aroma. Not too sweet, roasty and slightly chocolatey finish. Tasty. Only Anna got her mitts on this, much to Phil’s chagrin.


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