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Brewed by Cotleigh
Style: Porter
Taunton, England

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alphadelic (2144) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Tiny specks of reddened light sparkle through this dark beer. A thick and creamy looking head sits atop. Strangely fresh aromas, quite cider-like. A bit sour and boozy on the nose really. The sour edge is still there in the mouth but nice roasted malts and chocolate calm it right down. Quite fruity, in a deep way and christmas-y warm to boot. Hints of liquorice in the aftertaste. Great texture to it too, airy and creamy. A bit of an odd porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2009
Deep reddish colour with a beige head. Malty, fruity and vague roasted aroma and flavor with a light caramel sweet note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5950) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10214) - 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!!!

2.9
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25824) - 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.

3.1
   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 I’ve had much better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5179) - 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.

3.4
   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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7846) - 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.


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