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Cheshire Valley Robust Porter

Cheshire Valley Robust Porter
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Aroma: A rich chocolate, coffee, and dry roast aroma is present. Appearance: Black in color with a full, tan-colored head with moderately good head retention. Flavour: Moderately strong malt flavour featuring a lightly burnt, black malt character, chocolate and coffee flavours with a bit of roasty dryness in the finish. Overall the flavor finishes medium dry. The hop flavor is low yet balances the roasted malt flavors. Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium to medium-full. Moderately low carbonation. Overall Impression: A substantial, malty dark ale with a complex and flavourful roasty character. Vital Statistics: OG: 14.9 P IBUs: 31 FG: 4 P SRM: 32 ABV: 5.8%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6379) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Tap at Volo Aroma: strong intensity. Dark roast , earth , soil with slight vinous feel.
Appearance:
Top: large tanned creamy cap
Base: brown
Palate and Body smooth , drinkable with lighter carbonation. Medium body with average finish. Thinner walls.
Taste: chocolate malts with wet organic soil feel
Other notes quiet drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (889) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
Cask to flute Dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, and molasses. Deep black with a creamy and bubbly dark tan head. Coffee is the primary taste, some dark chocolate, and malts galore. Mouthfeel is light (for a porter) but very smooth and a bit creamy. Mmmmm...this is a good one even though coffee isn't my thing...too bad I have to quaff it quickly as its 6 minutes to last call.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2817) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Mild coffee and chocolate in the dark beer. Thick appearance thought with a surprisingly thin body. Creamy, thick off white head.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9792) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
A deep dark porter wwith a thick receding brown head. In aroma, classic chocolate with smooth alcohol, light licorice, some dark fruits, nice. In mouth, sweet fruity chocolate with powdery qualities, light bodied but good.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gethinbeer (2122) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Deep brown, almost black colour with a thin head. Roasted chocolate malt flavour. Sweet caramel. Gorgeous porter. I say Ashley, a gorgeoua porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
From notes. Pours a slightly cloudy dark brown colour with a nice long lasting tan head. Aroma and flavours of roasted malts, notes of vanilla, some bitter chocolate and syrup. Nice lingering aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
[bottle at BJCP exam, Ottawa, May, 2012] Rich toasty aroma with hazelnuts, coffee, and detectable fruitiness.Complex. Clear, but nearly opaque ruddy dark brown under an eternal, tan foam. Complex flavour with roasted barley vanilla and bitter chocolate behind a rich, toasty nuttiness and molasses. Full body, moderate carbonation, sweet finish that does dry up a bit at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3009) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
On tap at the burger bar. Right off the bat i found this quite bitter for a porter. Big roasted, burnt malts, light cocoa, and a big bitter bite. Yes i would agree this is robust a little low on the carb, but the palate didnt suffer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3678) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Smells like earthy hickory smoke that expands a lot on the first exhalation. There’s some coffee on the taste and earthy bitterness. Pours dark with mocha foam, high carbonation. A medium heavy body. Great beer, exceeded expectations. On tap at the Burger Bar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
550ml draught
5.8% ABV
I tried this beer on tap on February 23, 2012 at "C’est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a dark brown colour with a creamy tan coloured head. Aroma was roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and some smoked wood. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with mild carbonation. Flavour is smoky with coffee, chocolate and caramel hints. A pretty good beer!


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