Darling Brew
Brewed at Boston Breweries (South Africa)

Style: Porter
Western Cape, South Africa


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Inspired by the Verreaux´s eagle. Naturally majestic. A blacker then black ale with an inviting creamy head. Naturally brewed. Preservative free

WhoU's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WhoU (125) - Cape Town, - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle 550 ml. Missing something in the middle aftor the initial savoury taste. Sting in the end. redbrown colours as previously mentioned. Not bad but not good. The search continues :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2144) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. This is a pretty sub par porter. But it is also one of the only porters brewed in southern Africa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2972) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
Dark but not opaque . On tap at Dizzy’s Camps Bay . Molasses snd brown sugar on the nose. Sweet malty dried fruit in tee taste. A bit too one dimensionally sweet but okay overall

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
theSlipperyPen (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Reddish brown to black pour with a short-lived coffee coloured head. Nose is of cheap chocolate and plastic, with a hint of hops. In the mouth it all falls apart. There’s a thin salty taste and a sourness that’s out of place and made me think it was faulty - but everyone of this brewery’s beers taste faulty. Milk chocolate, burnt malts, bitterness way out of kilter with the malt profile. At this point I’d just suggest that people steer clear of this brewery as they’re either careless or incompetent - either way, they make bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6517) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy medium brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is light malt, caramel. The flavour is moderate bitter with a creamy malt, red berry fruit palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (8524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, raisin, brown sugar and light fudge. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7453) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep amber pour. Doesn’t taste much like a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3393) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
on holiday in cape town 550 ml bottle of dark brown colored body with a creamy off white head and with a fruity sweet malt chocolat aroma a fruity sweet little chocolate malt bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesertDevil (675) - Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2014
550-ml bottle. The nose resembles that of a barley wine/brown ale with heavy date sugar, old toffee, semi-oxidized caramel malt, a hint of nutmeg and a slight nuttiness to finish. Pours nothing like the "blacker than black" deScription in the label; it looks like a standard brown ale with a clear caramel brown pour and no head. The taste is quite sweet with hazelnuts, mild brown sugar, roasted dates, and a hint of stale peanut butter. Middle of the road palate, with a slightly slick mouthfeel. It’s much closer in style to a brown ale than a porter. It wasn’t terribly good, but I don’t consider as horrible as some of these recent ratings.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beezzting (26) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from liquor city. No excitement here. Slight liquorish, nut and oak flavours....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
capetownbrew (21) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 12, 2014
550ml bottle, 5% ABV. Pours dark with an off white head that fades. Medicinal flavours that make it a tough drink.

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