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Butcombe Old Vic

Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Porter
Wrington, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask: Seasonal - January to March.
"Bristol Porter" / "Porter"
This “Dramatically Dark” beer is a complex, satisfying Porter…smooth, rich and distinctive. Pale, crystal brown, and chocolate malts, plus fruit, feature on the nose, whilst the Fuggles and Golding hops ensure a powerful and satisfying finish…bittersweet and hints of chocolate and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Cask conditioned at The Cottage, Bristol. Dark brown with white head. Sweet and fruity beer with quite a plummy, soft note. Some toastiness from the malt, some bitterness. It’s ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8767) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Cask @ Post & Telegraph, Brighton. Fine tasting porter, mild in character although with a good body. Smoked aroma which is evident in its taste as well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5562) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
JDW, Rochester. A dark smoky beer. Tar is the dominant association. Its a great beer to accompany a cooked breakfast. Because of the assertive nature of the flavour, a full pint can be a bit heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2013
Cask (Tivoli (JDW), Cambridge)
Toffee aroma. A touch of burnt cake, complete with the raisins touching the side of the baking tray - delicious! Smooth soft palate. Very pleasant roast. Very easy drinker. The roast is quite a rich one, but not oppressive or ashy at all. A very solid porter. More please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Cask at jdw. Dark brown with ruby tones. Light tan head. Roast aromas. Smooth roast flavour with mocha. Little carbonate. Solid beer. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6846) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
Cask (JDW, Victoria Station, London) - Dark brown with some red tinges. Coffee, chocolate and liquorice in the aroma. Roasted taste with malt, coffee and plain chocolate detected. The finish is very roasted and lingers for quite a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Cask@Moonunderwater, Wolverhampton. Dark reddish brown. Medium head. Aroma of burnt malts and coffee. Taste is burnt malts, coffee and dark fruits. Full bodied. OK Porter, but not one of my better ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2013
Cask @ JDW Sir Richard Owen, Lancaster 050113
Dark brown, ruby edges on glass, dense white head
Aroma - roasted malts, some toasted brown bread
Taste of toasted malts, caramel malts, some burnt caramel, some coffee, touch of brown sugars, fairly bitter hop background
Palate - Medium body. Finish a bit dry with bitter roast
Overall - Quite a decent porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
1/2 at The Tilley Stone Gateshead. Dark clear red brown with a dense tan head. Toffee and nut aroma. Dark chocolate and dried fruit with a scrape of burnt toast. Full bodied, slick textured, lasting bitter hop finish. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4792) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear very dark brown with a hint of red showing through, strong roasted malt and dark chocolate aroma, minimal lacing, chocolate flavour, some toffee, the flavour is just a bit too strong for my liking

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