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Brewed by Crouch Vale
Style: Porter
South Woodham Ferrers, England

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Strong and substantial, this dark ale is brewed using roasted malts, and is dry-hopped for a fuller flavour. Robust yet easy-drinking, this wholly traditional porter is one to savour.


Leighton's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, - FEB 10, 2013
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear brown with a fine beige head. Basic toasty malt character, some light dirt, faint brown bread, moderate sweetness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Faint dryness to finish with light earthy bitterness and mellow cocoa. Simple porter.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2015
Draught (Elm Tree, Cambridge)
Lovely gently chocolatey roasty aroma. Deep ruby, small loose head. Also coffee in the aroma later. Soft palate, carbonation low. Good roasty body, but not living up to the publicity put out by the aroma. Nice burnt finish. Pretty solid porter, though, can’t complain - worth it just for the experience of it under your nose.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
msbernac (1116) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle Aroma-caramel, Appearance-brown, clear, beige foam Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-disappointing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2015
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Clear dark brown with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and a little coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 250415

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4922) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 11, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, dark brown colour with average to huge, fluffy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Dark malty aroma, slightly roasty, hints of malt lozenge, slightly floral and herbal hoppy overtones, some liquorice. Taste is roasty dark malty, dry, minimally chalky, floral hoppy overtones, subtle sweetness; light & thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3948) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - dark brow pour with a reddish hue. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, cocoa, caramel, rye, nice roasted notes throughout, very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
Cask at Charlie’s. Clear red-brown colored with a small off-white head. Light roasted aroma of caramel and licorice. Light roasted flavor of caramel and licorice with notes of chocolate. Light roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
From cask. Pours clear and golden deep amber to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and light chocolate. Bitter, roasted and breadish. Vague liqourice note. Roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2247) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Cask at the harp, Charing Cross. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Aroma has coffee, choc and rum. Medium body, light carbonation. Coke, rum, coffee, choc, toffee... Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (951) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2014
Red brown with pale brow head. Aroma weak fruits. Taste roaste mals hooos not the best porter cask.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Cask-conditioned, served by gravity at the Tewkesbury winter beers festival, 7/2/2014. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, slightly thin porter, with some chocolate, coffee and leafy hops, before a dryish finish. Fine.


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