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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5740) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2008
[500ml bottle from Majestic, bottle conditioned.] Black with a chestnut hue and a ring of tan head; aromas of smoke, licorice and chocolate; creamy in the mouth, exploding with chewy malts and sweet milk chocolate flavours; then a dry chocolate dominated finish. Very drinkable, but somewhat lacking in complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
The color is black, transparent with a red hue and it has a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice and caramel. The flavour has a light sweetness and a light, roasted bitterness and notes of licorice, caramel, light chocolate and hints of nuts in the dry finish. It is very harmonic and has a lot of flavour, it would be very easy to drink a lot of this - yummi!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2008
Sampled @ European Beer Festival, Valby. An average porter, but not a bad beer as such.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25383) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle at EBF 2008. Cloudy red brown coloured with a small off white head. Light roasted aroma of caramel, coffee and liquorice. Light roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice and coffee. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle Sainsburys. Nose of roasted malts, hops, spicy dried fruits and cream. Pours a dark brown beer with a small reducing head. Taste is pleasant if a little simple for a porter. Plenty of roastedness but the taste seems to stop half way through the enjoyment. Not bad but Iíve had much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle, 5% alcohol, not 4.4%. Pours dark brown with a huge beige head. Berries, hint of chocolate and smoke aromas. Dark fruit flavours blend well with smoked malts to give quite a dry finish. Body could be fuller. A good effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2007
Almost forgot this one. Bottle from ASDA grocery store in Weston-Super-Mare. Bottle conditioned, which is a big plus. Classic dark appearance and tan head. All the flavours you would expect, plus a hint of smoke. Calmed my nerves while staying with family!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7686) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle from ASDA. Near black with a decent tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, plain chocolate and a whiff of smokiness. Smooth drinking with a sweet malty flavour and a bitter finish. A good bottled beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
Rich syrup aroma. Dark red in colour, almost black with no head at all. I must say it doesnít look to pleasing. Flat texture with a rich fruity flavour. Not the best porter Iíve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12696) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2006
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. Dark brown with creamy head. Dark malty rich flavours, thick with a treacley character and a coffee bitterness. There is a nagging acidity in the beer, quite medicinal but overall a very decent beer.

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