Brewed by Draycott Brewery (Cambs)
Style: Porter
St. Neots, England


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Bottle conditioned only; Regular.
Buckden “Black” porter was first brewed for the winter 2010. Not as heavy as a stout but full of flavour with an ABV of 3.8%
This dark garnet-brown beer has a welcoming aroma of biscuity malt, with a touch of liquorice and some fruit. Crisp and not too heavy, on the sweet side of bittersweet but with bitter roasted grain and contrasting fruit notes. Well roasted grain dominates the dry, bitter finish.

imdownthepub's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle conditioned as Dunster Dark Porter, 1 Pint or 568ml from Dunster Village Shop, Dunster, Somerset. Virtually black with slight tan head. Full roasty, slightly charcoal flavour with a hint of bitter chocolate, a hint of milky sweetness, quite smooth, finishing with a touch of fruitiness. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (1497) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, pours black, chocolate and caramel with a hint of smoke on the nose. Slight coffee on the palate with hints of chocolate. Best of the ’Buckden’ beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Appearance: Black no head. Aroma: Liquorice, fruity and a slight chocolate note. Taste: Low sweet and sourness with medium bitterness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, no carbonation, abrupt burnt/roast malt finish. Comments: Quite bland overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
568ml bottle, purchased at Ely Winter Beer festival 2013, best before 30 November 2013, at tasting on 20 January 2013. A decent enough dark porter at a modest abv. Near black with beige head and good carbonation level - lively but not too fizzy. Quite roasty. Bit of pooh on the nose. Clearly not a "big" porter given the abv but plenty to it for the low strength.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14021) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
500ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Simple roasty aroma, a bit sharp. Very dark, nice tight head. Full palate, OK carbonation. A bit sticky. A touch dry. Pretty OK for 3.8%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013

Bottle 568ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, sweet malt, light burnt. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, roasted, thin. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (12705) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting. It pours deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is caramel, coffee grinds, roasted malt, faint meat and vinegar. The taste is dark fruit, wood, leather, earth, faint tartness and vinegar with a dry finish. Thin-medium body and moderate carbonation. Quite bland indeed and not loving those light vinegar notes….

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s snow tasting 20/01/2013. Dark brown, no head. Earthy roasty farmyard aroma with a little manure. Flavour is better than aroma. Fruity soft roast some berry. Soft carbonation sweetish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Chris, 20/01/13. Extremely dark mahogony brown approaching black with a thin tan head that dissipates. Nose is dark malt, light pissy dung, toffee, hint of chocolate. Taste comprises roast malts, sugars, barley, chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London. Pours clear brown with a light, bubbly beige foam head. Dusty toast aroma. Light sweet flavor, some charred beef, light roast, bland dark malts. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bland finish, faint roasted malts, light sweetness. Kind of bland in general, I suppose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting. Very dark brown lasting tan head. some poo on aroma. choc too. more choc on flavour. ok

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