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Style: Porter
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, - 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]


3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2293) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2078) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10466) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9954) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
From cask at Egham 13. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish, green apples too. Bitter, chocolate and light breadish. Light bitter and chocolate malty into the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1925) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask at Egham United Services Club Summer Beer Festival 2012. A black coloured pour with a decent beige head on top. Smokey, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar smokey, malty, chocolate, caramel, sweet. Decent rich tasting porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Deep ambery brown colour, with minor head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, mild floral notes along with some ashes, roasted malts and mild chocolaty notes. Flavour is chocolate, some slight vanilla, smoked wet wood and a bit toffeeish and roasted notes.


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