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Colchester Old King Coel London Porter

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Brewed by Colchester
Style: Porter
Colchester, England


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
One of the brewery’s "Retro Ales".
Note: "London Porter" is much more prominent on the pump clip than "Old King Coel".

1052 og
Rich dark ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Olde England Northampton 07/04/14. A very dark brown coloured beer with a loose off-white bubbly head. A very tasty dark beer. Quite dry in the nose with burnt malts. Good bitterness and some fruit in the mouth. Lots of flavour. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5766) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
Cask at The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge. Pours dark as Coke with a tiny tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, tar and dark chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet, dark tar and malts, ash and some weak sour burnt malts, nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask at the bow bar... Deep black.. Thin tan head... Soft chocolate roast malt nose.... Sift roast.. Light lactose... Sift chocolate roast

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36563) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ 29th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2012, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.

Clear dark black - red brown color with a average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt. Initial flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, burnt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121204]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
On cask at The Ale House, Chelmsford, 31/03/13. Black-red. Good, creamy head. Very roasty aroma. Slightly sweet, roasty, choccy. Some good, dry, hop balance. Med-full body. A very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7322) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Gravity, The Crown, Nuneaton, 15/12/12. Mottled beige top over very dark ruby. Roasted nut, liquorice aroma. Burnt Sugar Puff, roasted nut flava with bitter chocolate hints. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
4th December 2012
Pigs Ear. Opaque black beer, little tan head. Super light palate, a little dry. Mild dark malts with traces of dark chocolate, coffee and malty cream. Whisper of spicy bubblegum ester. Dry finish. Standard stuff - done well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Cask at Pigs Ear BF 2012, London. Pours brown with a creamy, beige head. Character of dry chocolate, dirt. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bitter baking cocoa in the finish. Straight-ahead porter, pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5061) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Gravity @ Pigs Ear 2012. The pour’s deep brown with a small tan head. The aroma’s of soft chocolate, rich toffee, light lactose sweet funk. The taste is roasted nuts and charred coffee. Some grain. Bitter chocolate. Nice, roasted flavors. Medium body, smooth. Overall, a pretty nice porter. Well-rounded.

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