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Brewed by Elgoods
Style: Porter
Wisbech, England

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Seasonal - November, but may appear at other times.
Previously brewed at 5.5%.
North Brink Porter is a traditional style English cask porter at 5.0% abv. It is a dark ruby red colour made from Pale Ale, Crystal, Amber and Chocolate malts. The full coffee like dryness of the roasted malt is complimented by English Fuggles hops.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
Bright bottled from cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Festival. Almost black, but a closer examination, holding it up to the light reveals it to be a very dark ruby colour. Chocolate and burnt malt aroma with some light woody notes. Deep roast malt and dry chocolate on the palate. There’s a good depth of rich berry fruit here too. Distinct bitterness holds it all together with a light, sour lactic edge on the finish. Espresso coffee notes emerge in the aftertaste. Excellent balance and a very fine beer all round. And that’s after a week in a plastic bottle. Shame its not more readily available.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 18/05/2005 Mid brown colour and fruity. Some bitterness and dryness in a lasting malt finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1859) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2005
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Roasted aroma. Taste of roasted malts and hops, quite sweet. Full bodied. Impressive porter

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense), White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2005 Stunning beer of roasted malt and hops. Not really like any porter I have had before or since. The depth of the roasted malts, coffee and chocolate I thought were excellent

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
Dover Fest. Very soapy aroma. Gentle mouthfeel with a mild fruit flavour. Quite sweet. Boiled sweets. Very faint coffee. Pleasant enough without breaking any barriers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2005
Gravity At The Milestone,Ipswich.A great black,sweet tasting porter,with a roasty malt and wood flavour,the best porter i have tried to date.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3814) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2004
Hand pumped at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Black, with hardly any head or aroma. Sweet, watery, a little thin. Otherwise pleasant with a little burntness to finish.


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