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Elland 1872 Porter

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Brewed by Elland
Style: Porter
Elland, England

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
International Award Winning Porter based around an original 1872 recipe (hence the name), very dark and rich with a complex bittersweet palate and luscious malt flavours with warming rich port notes that combine into the subtle hoppy finish.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, amber malt, chocolate malt, muscovado sugar, molasses. Goldings, Challenger and First Gold hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2014
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - pretty close to opaque black with just the tiniest of red chinks around the glass. Big creamy head. Nose - very dark chocolate and caramel. Just a hint of coffee. Taste - caramel melded with liquorice. Some dark chocolate comes through on the end. Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - very enjoyable.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
pricey290483 (445) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
i am not a dark beer fan but i will give anything a go i got alot of chocolate, and licorice really bitter on the finish not for me this one

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (343) - - NOV 13, 2014
Cask from lescar, sheffield. Black with a bubbly eggshell head. Aroma is roasted coffee and tart with liquorice and dark forest fruits. Taste is smoky and tart too, subtle bitterness follows. Medium body with some oil, slight carbonation. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2022) - WALES - NOV 7, 2014
Cask. Finally caught up with this one, albeit by scraping it out of the bottom of the cask, so it may not be in best form. Black, big foamy tan head. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, dates, coffee syrup, lightly astringent and ashy. A bit too sweet maybe, but balanced by an ashy bitterness. Nice in small amounts.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YorkshireG73 (39) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Where I live, my go to beer. Live less than 3 miles from the brewery so always available locally. I guess this stuff was created all those years ago in the shadow of Brunel, Stephenson and that bloke who invented the lift. History in a glass, when porters were king until dethroned by that wazz called Guinness. This is born of hard times, fortitude and foresight. Wow beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2014
On cask, from old notes. Full sweet malts, chocolate, molasses, but also very well burnt with coffee notes. Very dark, wonderful and pretty strong too.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3236) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 22, 2014
Had this many times and not rated it?
Dark ebony brown, lacing beige head, subtle chocolate y nose, very full bodied, toasty, sticky treacle, coffee, sweet, well hidden booze, bitterness in finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask @ Sir Norman Rae, Shipley. Black with a thin off-white creamy head. Has a lovely smooth milky roasted malt character with just about the right sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (407) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
faint coffee and chocolate aromas, black body with no head quite sweet with bitter metallic aftertaste its alright not incredible.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1477) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
On cask at Cross Scythes, Norton Lees - Pitch black body with a beige lacing foamy head. Nose is roasted with heavy aromas of freshly ground coffee, espresso and dark chocolate. Taste is roasted, malty with full flavours of strong, black coffee, some chocolate and liquorice. Full body, a bit syrupy. The bitterness comes through in the finish. Gorgeous!!!!


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