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Downlands Devils Dyke Porter

Brewed by Downlands
Style: Porter
Small Dole, England


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our new beer is a winter Porter. Perfect for the time of year andcreating a fantastic blend of flavours from Black, Crystal andchocolate malts, balanced with a generous helping of challengerhops. Expect vanilla, caramel, smokey, toffee (which all comefrom the malt) and a hint of complex marmalade, toffee & citrusflavour from the Challenger hops used in the bittering process.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (508) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
Pint at the Hope Carshalton A: Chestnut colour, almost opaque, good sized tanned head, good retention. S: Toffee and raisins. T: Lots of roasted coffee, burnt caramel, nice cranberry finish. M: Smooth, low carbonation, medium body. O: All in all, a pretty good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swjoduk (61) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at The Victory - Brighton. Coffee aroma and to taste, Smooth dark malts. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Cask at Grape and Grain, CP. Pours a dark reddy brown with a foamy off white head. Light choc dark fruit aroma. Medium body, light carbonation. Sweet with treacle and dark fruit. Fruit cake, orange... Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Gravity Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival 2014, London in Feb 2014 - Very Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, hint of vanilla. Bit smoky. Slightly Spicy. Fruity; hint of citrus. Roast malty choc and coffee throughout with slight sour edge. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4207) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Gravity at Battersea Beer Festival, dark red, almost no head, red fruit and milk choc nose, body is creamy and roasty dry, caramel and forest fruit notes, an ashy edge, blending into cocoa, liquorice and toasted demerara.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Half pint on tap @ Migration 2013. Pours very dark brown with a low soapy tan head. Aroma and flavor are mostly roasted malts. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

[ As Southdowns Devils Dyke Porter ].
Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, sweet roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, malty, sweet roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120504]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18713) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
Cask at Pigs Ear BF 2012, London. Pours clear, rich brown with a moderate, beige foam head. Dark, toasty bread nose. Medium sweet flavor with surprisingly strong coffee character, light earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately toasty finish with more coffee and toasted sugars. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
Cask @ 13th Egham Beer Festival. Pours a dark ruby black color with a small tan head. Has a fruity roasted malty spicy aroma. Roasted malty spicy chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy caramel chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Cask conditioned at Egham Beer Fest #13. Very dark brown with slight head. Sharp, almost tart and fruity beer, this was sold as Camp & Spicy but we were informed that this was certainly Devil’s Dyke. However; I did get a Chilli note from it. Later there is a roasty bitterness. A really challenging beer.
Earlier Rating: 5/29/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Cask conditioned at The Victory, Brighton. Dark chestnut with slight cream head. In a way quite a thinnish, bitter Porter, quite different to many, but there is a decent hoppy note mixed with a dery caramel, certainly drinkable in its own right.

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