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Brewed by Darling Brewery / Tasteroom
Style: Porter
Darling, South Africa

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.2
   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 :)


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (9235) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Bit of a foamer. More dark murky brown than black. Nose is dusty. Dark fruit, light roast, malt. Flavor much the same with a hint of funk. Prickly thin feel. Not really a fan.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6760) - Utah, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle shared by Travlr
Murky brown with a huge beige head, some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, chocolate and chalky
Not bad

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (19949) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, massive massive tan head. Aroma of earthy coffee grounds. Taste is earthy cocoa, light body, hi carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AntonyWilson (71) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 21, 2016
500ml bottle: A dark ale that has hints of coffee. Medium bitterness, medium body and medium carbonation. Overall a very pleasant dark beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2157) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (3104) - 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

1.7
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9632) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8130) - 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.


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