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Brewed by Cheddar
Style: Porter
Cheddar, England

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask: Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottle conditioned at 4.7%.
Totty Pot is a rich, dark porter with a deeply satisfying roasted malt character and subtle hop highlights. It is brewed using the best quality Maris Otter, wheat and dark malts and hopped with a blend of English whole hops.
Rich and comforting, a real ale alternative to other black stuff.
Totty Pot is Cheddar Ales’ Winter Special, although you’ll occasionally find it at other times of the year as well.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5166) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2012
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Attractive bottle, attractive beer. There’s a feeling of restrained, good taste design about the whole thing. There’s nothing challenging, cutting edge or bold about the Cheddar beers - simply well made, well conditioned and decent drinking beers. Yes, there’s a lack of character and style, but sometimes all one wants is a beer that does the job. This is a pleasant soft dark beer with a pleasant soft bitterness to finish it off.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4226) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Blackish beer with a soon disappearing brown head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is bitter, gently spiced and roasted. Overall an average reasonably well flavoured porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
A little rousing on the pour produces but a flaccid tan pad that struggles to hold on. The body a shimmering ruby tinged brown and void of life. Nose has a strong hint of Bovril and Vegemite with a little dark chocolate, cola beer, burnt wood and cocoa powder. Good fizz to it, heightens it to Schwarzbier levels. Quite sweet upfront, again the Vegemite and Bovril plays in with a bitter malty back and dusty, dry swallow. Good length, mild smoke and wood amongst dark malt. The sweetness gives it a little body, but its light enough to be very sessionable. Insanely easy to drink with nice balance. I liked this one! (50cL, 4.7% ABV, BB31/07/12, West Country Ales, Cheddar, Somerset)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 10th November 2011. Red-black with thin off white head and almost no lacing. Pungent aroma of malt, alcohol and touch of aniseed. Spicy, earthy pungent liquid with a little smokiness and some citric lemon that continues into the aftertaste. Finish is citric. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1334) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
(bottled) A decent offering and Cheddar is a beautiful redeming place in that hick hole otherwise known as Somerset . A mild first sip offeres me coffee and dark fruit with blackcurants , some raisins too, powdered chocolate and finishing dryness. This is justa decent porter with a niave nature, not very slick or interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2011 bottle at jens ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... sweet chocolate toffee roast malts nose ... soft roast ... light malt ... light bitter toasted malts ... decent if not great

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
Cask hand pulled at Kitty’s Public House in Helsinki, shared with Matti. Dark-brown coloured body with a low, but lasting, off-white head. Dark malts with a whiff of liquorice to the nose. Dry cheese-like flavour with earthy malts displaying notes of mid-sweet chocolate. Likable but a little to thin for a porter (Sunday pub crawl in Helsinki, 06.02.2011).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (4460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2011
(Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki - shared with Rune) The beer poured black. Its head was small and light brown. Aroma had liquorice and roastedness. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavours were burntness, roastedness, mildly liquorices, ash and bitterness. Afertaste was mosly burnt. Again an English porter that’s too burnt for my taste, unfortunately.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2011
[500ml bottle, deli in Ullswater] Pours brownish/black, thin lacing. Aromas of coffee and the roasted malt. Deep coffee/dark chocolate flavour with a lasting bitterness – some caramel sweetness. Reminds me slightly of Sinclair Orkney Dark Island. Quite good stuff [31122010]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2010
Dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt and licorice. Sweet malty flavour dominated by licorice


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