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Branscombe Vale Brewer’s Preferred

Brewed by Branscombe Vale
Style: Porter
Seaton, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle Conditioned; Regular.

Specially selected by the brewers for its supreme character and quality, this full and rich bottle conditioned porter is made with crystal clear Branscombe spring water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1832) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
500ml . In a Sam smiths snifter . Large rocky khaki head that owns the glass..above sinister ruby coloured blackness..nose of burnt raisins , dark bitter chocolate screams ..dry malts ..strange but enticing paint striper vibe ..sweet coffee roast . It drinks and drunks with a spunky character ...Vibrant creamy , chewy ,winy palate . Notes of raisin, burnt toast ashy lingerings , rich caramel backdrop. Chard robust bitter roast that morphs into a ..sweetish chocolate finish : A pretty fucken porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Bottled 04/09/14. A black beer with a whitish head and lace. A nice sweetish old ale style beer in my book. Light roast and some chocolate too. A good length. Tasty and well constructed. This does make me think the brewer is trying to brew something like Old Peculier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
20th October 2013
Bottle drank on hols in St Ives. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and dry with a little fine carbonation. Rich malt, touches of cream and unsweet toffee. Little marmite. Spicy bubblegum ester and light dried fruits. Dry finish. It’s okay, lots going on but the sum of the parts ... etc

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
bottle pours dark reddish brown very small beige head aroma of malts and caramel some esters taste - some toffee sweetness then roasted bitterness low carbonation oily mouthfeel tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dark fruit. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120811]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24919) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is fruity, ripe fruits, some mild roasted notes along with some sweet toffee. Flavour is ripe fruits, sweet wood, resin and some toffeeish notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle. Reddish amber in colour with a slight, off-white head. Sweet, red fruit and caramel aroma with a touch of leafy hop. Flavour was similar, with a decent bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2857) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 Tasting from August this year.
Ruby brown and just a little hazed from the yeast pad in the bottle. Shortlived off-white pad withdraws to a ring on the meniscus. Very dusty, earthy nose with hints of red timber, cocoa, saw dust, old, fell dark fruit and nutmeg-like spice. A lot of dusty cocoa powder and gritty heavily toasted malts dominate the palate. The body is on the medium side with mild carbonation. Finishes rough, gritty and dry with little length. The alcohol is not shy giving it a little warmth late. Light showing of fruit, plums and blackberries, dried figs and sultana, which give just a tad of a sweet edge to the front. Made for reasonably good drinking. Would love to see it on cask. (50cL, BB 30/10/11. Bridge House Cellars, Exmouth, Devon)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (9110) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
bottle from Greendale Farm. Brown colour, small beige head. Intensive malt aroma. Full-bodied, flavours of caramel, figs, dates, walnut and demerara sugar. Very smooth palate. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20713) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle at home ... deep ruby red ... thick creamy tan head that fades to thin head ... soft toffee cherry nose ... very sweet front ... juicy cherry fruits ... ligh toffee ... some plums ... nice soft and easy ... tasty

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