Brewed by Canterbury Brewers
Style: Porter
Canterbury, England


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Status uncertain. Also available bottled (at 5.8%).
Dark, malty porter with strong toffee chocolates and a licorice finish.
Hops: Goldings and floral Willamette

viktorvee's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - FEB 28, 2014
Pretty tasty if quite sweet porter. Some nice chalk dryness to offset the brown sugar vibes...decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18661) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Cask at the Foundry. Pours unclear amber-brown with a frothy, off-white head. The aroma holds light roast, toffee, burnt nuts, earth. Light sweet flavour with semi-dark malts, touches of leathery fruits, raisins, prunes, faint toast. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finaihes with more ripening berries, subtle earthy bitterness, toasted mats, faint toffee. So so overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Toasted and chocolate malts develop hazelnuts and roasted bitterness in this otherwise flatlining Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head of foam atop the reddish brown.
-Mouthfeel is round but mostly lifeless.
-Malt flavors are interesting throughout.
-The two cask beers I tasted here on this visit were easily the worst tendered casks on the entire month-long UK-Ireland trip.

On cask at the brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3523) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
Lukt: Kaffe, lakris, frukter og sjokolade.
Utseende: Mørk brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Kaffe, frukter, sjokolade, fin fylde.
Hvor: 27 th Ealing Beer Festival.
Medium: Tapp@175ml, ABV@5,8%, Når@08.07.2016

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16191) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Cask at brewpub, Canterbury. Dark ruby color, mostly vanishing head. Chocolaty, toasted aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Quite flat. Chocolaty, earthy flavor. Not very lively cask. Sweetish porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2947) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2015
Draft @ The Foundry, Canterbury. Dark brown colour, thin beige head. Roasty with notes of coffee. Bit watery and weak but ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LoneR (31) - - AUG 19, 2015
Doesn’t really stand out from any other porter - But there is a hint of "olde" style in there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Pours an amber brown with small head. Cocoa, milk, roastiness, dry finish and medium texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Cask at Ealing Beer Festival 2015, Ealing, London. A dark ruby brown coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Roasty, chocolate, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, chocolate, dark fruit. Decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Pour is light brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of light ground coffee, roasted malt, and a touch of hops. Light bodied, easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
From bottle. Aroma of black forest gateau fruity sweetness, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Clear dark beer like slightly diluted cola. Head fizzed to nonexistent in seconds. Flavour similar to aroma with a herbal hopped and coffee like bitterness. Fruity characteristics seem more fermented. Sweet and malty dry finish with a twist of something else like it’s been barrel aged and taken on some whiskey/sherry notes. Subtle complexities abound.

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