Brewed by Cotleigh
Style: Porter
Taunton, England


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle conditioned & as a Cask seasonal in Winter.
Previously 4.5%.
Gold Medal Winning classic old style porter brewed with the addition of flaked barley. Dark and bitter sweet with hints of nut and liqourice from roasted malt. A long creamy and mellow fullness on the finish. Brewed with Pale, Black, Brown and Crystal malt with whole wheat, Fuggles and Challenger hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Half-pint of the newer 5% ABV version: hand-pulled in the Cock Hotel, Wellington, Shropshire on 18th Nov 2012. I know Cotleigh have a bit of a name for brewing loads of boring ’samey’ beers, but this is different and good. Almost black in appearance: good head of foaming biege coloured bubbles sat on top and refused to leave. Roasted almost burnt maltiness to the smell and taste: this in turn suggested dark chocolate, coffee and liquorice flavours to my nose and throat. Full bodied and fairly creamy and rich, obviously well looked after in the celler, this was in good condition. I would have had another but I was on a Sunday afternoon mission and had to visit other pubs before nightfall, pity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4197) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Very dark brown colour, big beige head. Sweet creamy malt aroma. Roasted coffee malt flavour. A bit watery. Nice bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6515) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges and a foamy head. Roasted malt, chocolate, orange and liquorice in the aroma. Roasted, smooth and malty taste with notes of burnt malt, chocolate, liquorice and coffee. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1800) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2015 (bottled) It looks like a texbook porter , deep brown- only it resembles Rochefort 10 with its kick ass beige foamy head ; Nose offers nutty malts...ground coffee ,chocolate . Nice bursts of liquorice on the palate ...espresso. bitter chocolate and a rather tangy bitter-rich interplay . A quality ale !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2011
bottle at home ... dark brown ... big bubbly tan head ... soft sweet toffee malt ... light ovaltine nose ... over fizzy ... soft toffee malt ... little chocolate ... bit light body wise ... dull for a porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9224) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle, not sure where I got this from, consumed outside camper at Bo Peep campsite, Adderbury, Nr Banbury, Oxon, 03.09.10 Pours dark brown with a filmy off-white head. There is some nuttiness and a touch of tangy fruits. A light bitterness is evident but the nuttiness more than anything shows through. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2009
Chestnut colour with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of toffee and fruit, with just a hint of ashy roast. Sweet fruity and toffee malty flavour with a slightly roasted finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty, chocolate, light hoppy, moderate yeasty, licorice light notes. Flavor is moderate to light light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090808]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4577) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle. Almost black beer with a strong head. The aroma is lightly chocolate, and the flavour is watery, roasted, and coffee. Overall a reasonable roasted beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 1, 2009
Botella, thanks Skinnyvikig for sharing. Unclear deep dark brown colour. Aroma of spice, coffee and plenty of caramel. Rather thin mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with caramel, roasty malt, dark fruits and some bitterness. Thin porter.

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