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


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

cluny6's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - MAR 25, 2009
Pours dark reddish black with small, creamy head. Roasty aroma with some coffee and bitter chocolate. Balanced hops. Taste is bitter with present hops, albeit to few. Thin body. B

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottled. Coppery black colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head, that leaves nice lace. Aroma is caramel, some liquorice, mild ashy and chocolaty notes to it. Flavour is toffee, ashes, some chocolate, mild coffee, roasted malts as well as some slight herbal notes. Rather bold palate and very smooth and filling to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ant_in_wales (22) - Aberystwyth, WALES - JAN 18, 2015
500ml bottle. Lost a quarter of it in an eruption of foam, not please A little watery, and a lack of nose, but it grew on me Well balanced with chocolate and a memory of espresso A session porter, perhaps

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle from MediaCityUK, Salford [261114]
Black, massive tan head, over carbonated, some lacing
Aroma of mellow roasted malts, soft sweet dark malts
Taste of mellow roast, quite rich dark malts, nice dark chocolate, no fruits, tasty
Palate - Medium carb and body, over fizzy, quite sweet. Finish of mellow roast, quite sweet plain dark chocolate afters
Overall - Good porter, spoiled by being over carbonated - once this had settled down (with a bit of stirring), it had quite a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10005) - 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 (5580) - 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 (5387) - 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 (968) - 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 (218) - 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 (41314) - 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]

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