Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Old Ale
Trowbridge, England


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A smooth, creamy beer with hints of lemon and subtle blackcurrant and liquorice undertones. A sweet start and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
second from this brewer and another good one. Rich and tasty, smooth, really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Rich mahogany in colour with a thin very quick to dissipate tan head, no lacing. The aroma is quite sweet with some molasses, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, some marshmellows. The flavour is roasty, bitter, good amount of chocolate, smoke. Roasty mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, roasty, sweet.

I like this one quite a bit, an easy drinking lighter porter for sure.

500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Opened on January 9, 2011.
Best before August 16, 2011.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3786) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Brigg. Deep ruby red, almost black, thin shortlived off white head and low condition. Low fruity berries and slight chocolate in the aroma, initially bitter in the mouth, dry and quite thin but with some chocolate sweetness briefly trying to assert itself, finish is again bitter and dry with some traces of berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2629) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours dark ruby/black. Aromas of roasted malts, lemon, some chocolate and anise. Very creamy on the palate. More roasty flavors, citrus, and a touch of sweetness from chocolate. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1239) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottled sample from MLCC. Great level of sweetness and maltiness. Thoroughly enjoyed this one Would buy it again

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle from somewhere I’m bristol. Not bad but not really a stout, more just a dark ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4302) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle 50 cl, Westholme Stores, shared with Mats. Pours thin black with a small tanned head. Aroma is sweet a bit roasted fruity berry livorice and malty. Flavor much similar to aroma, black currants and good bitternesd. Finishes bitter malty and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5833) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a medium light brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some dry bitter notes. Taste is a mix between some medium dry roasted malt notes with light fruity ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. Interesting though lacking complexity or some subtlety are maybe just too subtle for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2249) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with small tan head; aromas of caramel, coffee, bit of fruit; balanced flavour, long light bitter finish; quite nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2905) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2012
Pitch black, medium mocha head. Aroma: Light chocolate, a hint of spice, quite malty, a tad hoppy too. Flavour: Milky, creamy baileys latte, lovely and smooth, nougat, smoke and an espresso finish. Absolutely lovely !

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