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Brewster’s Aromatic Porter

Brewster’s Aromatic Porter
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Brewed by Brewster’s (UK)
Style: Porter
Grantham, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; special for the Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival October 2013.
Wetherspoon real-ale festival and is a dark ale with a rich, roasted character, balanced by the tropical fruit flavours supplied by generous amounts of aromatic hops.
Hops used: Citra, Galaxy


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2013 during Spoons Festival - Very Dark Reddish Brown in colour; almost Black. Very Malty; roasty malts, coffee, caramel, some chocolate. Fruity; tropical fruits. Hoppy; aromatic piney hops. Slightly Spicy. Nice malt/fruit/hop balance. Sweet roasty malts meet mildly bitter fruity hops. Hoppy Porter or Black IPA? Liked this. Nice Porter!

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Unrecorded JDW - Autumn 2013. A citric hoppy dark beer with a light and soft body. Some licorice and clove notes. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5910) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 2013. Dark brown with next to no head. Some camp coffee character, a touch of sweetness, before a dryish finish with a hint of roast. A bit dull.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Cask at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading. Dark chestnut with a moderate beige head. Bit thin in the mouth, although it had a pleasant fizz. Roasty, almost burnt malt up front, wih pine, flowers and a little lime behind. Quite bitter from the hops, and this is exacerbated by the burnt malt- there’s little sweetness to balance. Definitely tending towards black IPA territory, but just too bitter for my liking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (2950) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Brewsters Coffee Porter. Very dark brown with a bubbly head. More sweet fruits than any true porter style, but its good at being what it is - tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 24 October. Poured a clear dark ruby colour with a thin, off white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of malt, coriander and orange peal, which was all a little at odds. Caramel and aniseed flavours mixed with some grassy hops. Finish was slightly astringent, but with some nice lingering dark malt and dry grain. Tried a little too hard, perhaps?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4203) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Cask at the Montague Pyke (JDW), London. Cola coloured with a ring of translucent head; floral aroma; soft, floral flavour with some licorice; then a dry anfd gently bitter finish. Not exactly memorable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
The Felix, 10/11/13. Deep, deep ruby massively collared with shaving foam tan. Nose muted cat, roast, tropical suggestions. Blackcurrant lurking beneath black cherry and bitter chocolate, toast, a lick of booze to finish. Very decent, although not especially aromatic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark chestnut pour with creamy off white head, quite floral aroma, distinctive grapefruit taste with a hint of coffee, not sure if it’s a porter but it’s a decent drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Cask@The Avion, Aldridge. Very dark brown with a large head and good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, passion fruit and coriander. Taste is grapefruit, roasted malts, some chocolate powder and coffee. Palate is medium bodied with light carbonation. Very good porter, or is at Black IPA?


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