Brewed by Cheddar
Style: Porter
Cheddar, England


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2137) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a very dark brown with no head at all. Plenty of roasted malt aroma, the taste is very light for a porter with loads of hops and just a slight hint of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1922) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Looking good with its inky blackness and creamy beige head. On the nose it has some milky sweetness and a lightly smoked edge both of which carry over to the mouth. The smokiness builds there to create a dark chocolate bitterness whilst fresh coffee aromas permeate the nostrils. Pretty darned tasty actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Cask (handpump) at the Market Porter, Southwark, April 2008. Noted at 4.3%. Attractive dark brown colour with a beige head. Roast malt aroma. Dry, with burnt malt flavours. Very dry aftertaste. Slightly thin mouthfeel for a porter. Easy drinking but not packed with flavour. Decent enough stuff though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8568) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2009
bottle from Darts Farm, Exeter, Devon. Deep black colour, small but persistent beige head. Malty nose. Rather light-bodied, very shy malt flavours, lots of roasted malt and coffee, also cocoa powder. Dry mouthfeel. Interestingly, I can detect flavours of Blue Stilton cheese.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2009
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Black/dark brown in colour. Roasted aroma and lightly hoppy with hints of coffee. Slightly smoked and roasted hints with coffee and chocolate. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2008
Half at gunpoint (Octo drumming fingers), Victoria Inn Autumn Fest 08. Deep ruby. Faint bonfire a mile away and raisin aroma. Stillish and black cherry chewy. Dusting of chocolate. Subtle and tasty with solid fruity and chocolate balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
desdemoor (14) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle conditioned version, review bottle from brewer. A black beer with a thick mid-fawn head and a restrained malty aroma with a hint of iron. A full but tangy palate has dark malt, cola, toffee caramel, restrained herbal hops and slight hints of burnt rubber and cough sweets. A softer lightly sugary swallow leads to a dark sultana cake finish with light roast and rooty hops notes. Overall, full of flavour but very drinkable. Originally intended as a winter seasonal for 2007/08 but following beer festival awards production has been revived early in 2008.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Dark red brown color with a small, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. The bitternes is malt burnt bitter, coffee bitter and some notes of hoppy bitternes. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. (030508)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.
A very dark red brown colour. Big fruity aroma with some excellent smoky malt. Close to an 8 in all honesty. Flavour is earthy, dusty, very smoky and ends up surprisingly dry. A little thin in the body but damn good stuff over all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15041) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
Cask handpull at Market Porter. Very deep ruby with thin beige head. Roasted malt slight butter aroma. Not sure where it goes in the mouth. Very dry charcoal, burnt malt. Not real choc or coffee. Some fullness in mouth but it’s a burnt malt flavour.

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