Brewed by Country Life
Style: Porter
Bideford, England


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Available November to June.
This dark Ruby Red Porter is brewed using Maris otter and black malt, combined with Fuggles and Golding hop’s makes this easy drinking porter with lots of character. Smokey and rich on the nose, coffee and toffee notes develop in the mouth.
This porter has a light, refreshing mouthful and a delicate rather than beefy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
26th September 2008. Clear brown beer. Nutty, malty, savoury. Light but dry finish. Goes down very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2011
bottle at home ... dark brown ... big bubbly off white head ... soft light smokey toffee malt ... light fizzy ... bit thin ... soft toffee roast ... no real chocolate that i would hope for ... light bitter linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2009
Cask condition handpull, Artillery Arms, Ramsgate. Very dark brown/black beer. Choccy flavours and even a bit sour

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dark Chestnut with virtually no head. Quite a strong, tarty fruitiness, intense and a little off putting, sour plum or cherry perhaps. Dark malty body, some caramel. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9942) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with red tints and a beige foam. Aromas are caramel and chocolate malts with earthy, smoky notes. Winter berries with hints of liquorice. Molasses with soft lemon. Flavours are light roast malts with grapefruit bitterness. Underlying chocolate with some nuttiness. Slightly oily with a peppery, dry finish. A spritzy porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9682) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
Cask at the Hop Pole Inn, Aylesbury, Bucks, 24-07-09 Pours dark brown with a white rim of bubbles on top. Dark fruits on both the nose and in the mouth, along with some dark sugar on the nose also. Its malty, tangy and reasonably bitter. A6 A3 F6 P3 Ov12 3.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Manor Arms Hotel, Broughton in Furness 02/10/2010 Fruit and some roast aromas. White head. Dark coloured a little rich and smooth on the palate with a hint of dryness in a fruity chocolate roast malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask, The Slug and Lettuce, Leicester, 02/01/14. First real beer of 2014? Beige-capped mahogany winking with ruby. Soft roast, berries, sneaking red wine nose topped up with mocha. Lovely rounded chocolate Hobnob dunked in mocha and Vimto flavour. Apple peel and clovey esters. Roasted hazelnut and smokey linger; meat and herb as befits the season. Complex and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
On gravity at the Tuckers Maltings Beer festival, Newton Abbot 23/04/10. Almost black in colour with a slight, tan head. Bitter chocolate, with some dried fruit, black coffee and roasted, dry finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at the Rake.
Amber brown with no head. Apples and paint stripper. Decent malt but it’s not enough to save it. Faint bitterness in the finish. Blah.

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