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Cheddar Festive Totty

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Brewed by Cheddar
Style: Porter
Cheddar, England

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask; Seasonal - December & January. Also available bottle conditioned at 4.7%.
Cheddar Alesí award-winning Totty Pot Dark Porter enriched with ruby port to give a smoother, slightly sweeter taste with hints of chocolate and fruit in the finish.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brontebeach (153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Nothing great about this one. Lacks both flavour and follow through. Best described as a thin porter with no significant or lasting flavour. Didnít finish the glass.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leebotton (181) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
dark chocolate, treacle notes in the aroma with a sweet fruity nose also. Dark, possibly reddish but very dark appearance, minimal white head - mahogany. Thinner mouthfeel than itís non festive counterpart with less, but still apparent, burnt tastes. Hard to tell how much port is here it is subtle but again, still apparent. Slightly off note though?

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 21, 2013
A more extravagant version of the award winning totty pot, this is a wonderfully flavoured porter from cheddar. The bottled conditioned beer has had port added to the beer which has added to the sweetness of the beer and slightly adjusted the colour to a dark brow ruby colour which is clear if poured carefully. There is still the classic taste of chocolate but the fruitiness has been much improved. It certainly warms you in the winter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3rd December 2009
Pigs Ear. Opaque black beer. Light brown suddy head. Dry semi crisp palate. Sourish tang to this like a good porter but not as heavy. Light sweet fruit and bubblegum sweetness. Light minerally finish. All right.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear, rich brown with a strong, beige foam head. Some nice chocolate notes in the aroma, a bit of roast and light earth. Light to medium sweet with a very natural chocolate character and very mild bitterness. Light bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Mild sweet finish, modestly roasty, some cocoa, light wood and minerals. Very nicely balanced porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown color with a nice brown head that sticks around. The nose is a typical porter - toasted smoky grains, some cherries and chocolate. The Taste is a bit bittersweet with a long dry finish. The palate is medium, the texture slightly oily with a long finish. Overall, a pleasant beer. But I donít get any of the ruby port flavor thatís mentioned in the description.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2011
I got this trough a friend who went to London. This is the right kind of Porter, rubest but not harsch. Typically porter qualities, coffee, chocolate, hints of fruit. And then in the aftertaste the port would with a slide sweeter finnish and just for a 4.7 %. No taste of alcohol and full-body (Bready texture). This was just wonderfull !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
500ml Bottle (4.7% on the label) - Very dark brown with red tinges and a tan head. Rich and fruity aroma with notes of Christmas cake, plum and plain chocolate. Sweet, fruity and roasted taste with notes of spice, dried fruit, caramel and plain chocolate. The port is noticeable, but it doesnít taste boozy and is nicely balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
Cask (gravity dispense) at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, 3 December 2009. Extremely dark. Dry and very roasty. Tastes slightly spiced but there is nothing in the description to suggest that it is. Otherwise much like the regular Totty Pot. I didnít think the port made much of an impact (although seems to have added 0.1% to the ABV). Decent stuff though and very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Cask gravity at Pigís Ear BF 09. Black, thin beige head. Some spice, some roast, some mild characteristics. Fine, a slightly spicy mild. The Mild flavour lasts and lasts.


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