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 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2895) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle, cool not cold. Soft pffft once the cap came off and not exactly alive on the pour. Manages a thin island of tannish cream atop a black as midnight body. Spicy and vinous, almost port-like kick in the aroma with underlying nuances of charred wood, ash, molasses and smoked meats, alluring, different. Chalky, smoky and smooth in the mouth. Lots of malt; pronounced burnt wood and bitter, roasted coffee bean, light tannins in back, also, compliments. A touch of cola beer adds an itch of sweetness up front, as does a residual tarry, molasses note that, along with some ashen wood, sticks around long after each sip. Found the body to be very light giving it session quality. The flavour amazingly in high gear. A great Porter, another surprisingly good one coming out of the West Country! (50cL, BBE 07/12, Darts Farm, Topsham, Exeter, Devon)

   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 14/20
leaparsons (9837) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
dark brown big white head smokey toffee malt bit fizzy , thin roasty flavours bottle from the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
26th September 2008. Clear brown beer. Nutty, malty, savoury. Light but dry finish. Goes down very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinrumsam (564) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
cask at N Devon beer festival . very dark brown with foaming beige head .aroma is yeasty and toasted malt . taste is toasted malt and bitterness . medium body low carbonation . ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Gravity at Newtfest 2016. Mahogany with a thin cream head. Mild toast and coffee aroma. The taste has mor toast and coffee and a dry finish. Nice.

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