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Brewster’s Aromatic Porter

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


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours black, thin, sweet, dry chocolate roast, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2878) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Cask at the Express Tavern, dark red with a thin head, malty floral aromas, dry and lightly bitter, with a roasty floral body, hints of liquorice and coffee. More like a roasty mild, maybe.

   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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5346) - Southampton, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6636) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1687) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (5108) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - 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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4908) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.

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