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Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Porter
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
Cask gravity @ The Duchess of Cambridge, Stamford Brook W6. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty rich chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hints of caramel in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6479) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask at Thurrock Beer Festival 2011, Grays, England.
Dark reddish brown colour with small frothy off-white head. Roasted malt, chocolate, earth and farm yard in aroma. Roasted malt, dry hops, chocolate and liquorice in balanced flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Red Lion, Chester 29/04/2011 Roast and a little fruit aromas. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with some alcohol present. Bitter and slightly dry burnt roast finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Cask at The Black Friar, London. Pours very, very dark ruby with a creamy tan head. Coffee aroma. Flavor is coffee with smooth dark malt, and perhaps a bit of chocolate. Medium bitter. Delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
invinoveritas (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2011
Pint from cask. Quite a dark pour with a fair head. Slight aroma of coffee. Tastes of milky coffee. Very strongly. No other tastes whatsoever. Like drinking a cup of white, unsweetened coffee at grandad’s house. Weird, but not altogether unpleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 2, 2011
Cask @ Society Room, JDW. The last half pint of the cask. Clear brown colour, off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of butter and espresso. Flavour is roasetd malts, espresso and coffee. Fairly bitter and roasty finish. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Awsgi (2) - WALES - MAR 23, 2011 does not count
What a beautiful beer. A pungent aroma precedes a smooth palate but then a real rush of taste from liquorice to chocolate to used engine oil. A real black gem. Pulled at Bar Central Wetherspoons Cardiff as part of the Worlds Biggest blah blah blah this month. Great stuff and a real change from the usual poor quality and choice at this pub and yes yes to the Worlds Biggest blah blah blah going on right now.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2292) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
Cask at the Sir Michael Balcon (JDW), pours a dark red-brown with a beige head, aromas of roast coffee, dark fruit and a little toffee, palate is dry-sweet with a hoppy edge, more toffee notes and a hint of port, then a dry roasted finish with a lasting bitterness. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Dark brown with an off white head. Espresso and ashtray aroma. Taste is burnt toast and a little sweetness: perhaps not quite enough. Mid bitter finish. Close to being very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned, twice on 12/02/2011, at the Bell, Hillgrove Street, Bristol and Colston’s Yard. Interesting contrast of appearance, in the subdued lighting of the Bell, it was near black with a decent off-white head. In the brighter, cafe style CY, it was a medium brown with some hints of red and a similar head. This was very easy drinking, with some coffee and sweetish cereal notes, before a slightly roasted, dry finish. It’s good to see Butcombe brewing a wider ranger of beers. Excellent.


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