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Conwy Telford Porter

Brewed by Conwy
Style: Porter
Colwyn Bay, Gwynedd, Wales


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Cask; Seasonal - October to December. Also availabe in unfiltered bottle.
A Victorian style porter, brewed to coincide with the Conwy Feast and commemorate the opening of Telford's suspension bridge in 1826. An ideal winter warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
500ml bottle picked up at NWAF in Manchester last year. Beige-brownish head to a clear mahogany coloured body. Lacing rings down the glassware. Dark, mid-sweet, caramel aroma. Malty flavours, caramel, chocolate and lactose hints. Malty ending with leafy hops. Medium bodied. Has got its moments of decent beer drinking (shared with Finn, Tromsø 05.03.2014).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Flaske 0,5 l. Spandert av Rune og delt under seanse i WCveien 5 Mar 14. Mørk amber med et veldig høyt kremaktig skum. Flott kniplingslacing. God aroma av røstet malt & sjokolade. Smaken det samme. Svakt syrlig ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4042) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Hand-pulled pint in The Bear, Hodnet Shropshire on 7th Jan 2014. An easy drinking smooth Porter with all the usual attributes you’d expect from this style of beer. Dark body with a good head of tan coloured foam. Mild chocolate aroma and taste from the heavily roasted malts, no real bitterness within this brew. Dry enough and flavoursome, moving towards a semi-milk Stour sort of taste and feel if I’m honest. Pleased I tried a pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (617) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn. A very dark red/brown, almost black, gently poured but produced a big creamy head. Mild chocolate aroma, with some caramel presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 23, 2013
Interesting brew. Aroma of chocolate and stale laundry. Quite a full bodied beer on first couple of mouthfuls, then feels a little thinner. The flavour of toast and chocolate spread is quick to come and go. Not overly impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pudding (183) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
500ml bottle. A tart, tangy taste. Similar to Titanic Stout. Not sweet. Unsure what the brewer intended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2012, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, dark malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120119]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10579) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. Very datk brown with off white head. Quite mild in character, a touch of malty sweetness with a fruity note, easy going, plummy and light on the palate. A little roasty note gets through to add depth. Reasonable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4277) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a fairly strong head. The aroma is sweetly roasted, and the flavour is lightly bitter with a gentle malty and dry finish. Overall a reasonable malty and dry beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1421) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 (500m, Bottle) According to my ’stats’ I drank a lotta Porter last year , that’s fine but on pretencious conclusion Americans do this style with more finesse and overall slickess , while bottle conditioned UK Porters are often somewhere between homebrew’ish and infected and like something brought back by time machine from Dickenien tavens. Now that is cool in one sense of sentiment but I know which I like drinking more. <br.> A beige head above dark brown, dark tart fruit and coffee nose and palate , grimey and rustic offering .

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