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Brewed by Elland
Style: Porter
Elland, England

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Cask@ The Knott Bar, Manchester. Dense dark brown looks with a lingering mid sized tan head and some decent lacing. Enticing aroma with some roasted character evident in addition to notes of nettle, booze and chocolate. Smooth, rich and very tasty flavour which had great poise, and showed similar qualities to the nose along with some fruitiness and hop towards the finish. Hugely drinkable kick ass porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
[3261-20100803] Cask sample. Coffee porter and roast malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting bubbly light tan head. Dry-roasted coffee grounds flavour. Full body. Interesting, quite a lot of coffee and is super rich but a little one dimensional.
(@ GBBF 2010, London, England)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
2010-08-03. Black body, frothy tan head. 4+ Flavour is subtle at first, dark malt, roasty bitterness is mild and builds into the finish. 6+ Modest aroma, dry dusty roast malt. 6+ Average plus palate. 3+ Decent porter. Cask at GBBF 2010

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2010, served in an English pint glass. Pours dark black with a small, rocky tan head. The head fades quickly. The aroma is of strong coffee, with notes of roasted malts, sweat, earth and herbs. The flavour is bitter coffee and herbal/earthy hops up front with roasted malts. The finish is long and bitter. On the palate, it full in body with a smooth, milky texture and slight carbonation. Overall, this is a beautiful dark porter with strong coffee and roasty notes. It is relatively complex and would make an excellent winter choice. 2010-08-04

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. Dark brown black pour with a beige head. Malty aroma. Tastes of carmel, malt, coffee, roasty, dark fruit. Very nice warming porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Cask at GBBF ’10. Black pour with a beige head. Lots of smoke, raisins and chocolate. Nice roast flavours of chocolate, caramel and malts. Smoky, bitter finish. Classic, classy porter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gary (1528) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 (Cask @ Ealing beer festival. July 2010) A Porter that’s worth going to the festival for alone .!!!!. this aroma that comes at me from the glass is fucken nice chocolate , coffee , rich cake , floral hops . Big ass beige head that leaves shitloads of lace on the glass , like a slug trail ..above dark brown. And its a proper beer for drinking not dissecting ...
Huge flavours considering its low boost ... this beer grabs your palate and gives dividends that the aroma showed - YES A really rich , smooth and flavourful porter - !r8 cask at Golden Lion Rochester; December 2013 . Amazing porter ; its nice to re try , really world class ; its got great flavours , vibes and is easy to drink. Excellent .

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2010
Draught at the Halifax Beer Festival 8 May 2010. Beautiful looking dark/black colour with beige head. Strong coffee aroma with roasted malts and a hint of vanilla with a touch of alcohol. Full-flavoured with rich fruits and smoky notes dominating. Bitter finish that also hints at sweetness. Very easy on the palate. Rather good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
Cask - Planet Thanet Festival 2010, Margate. Poured dark brown, almost black with a fine, bubbly tan head. Packed full with roasted malts, a smokey edge and backed by lovely dark, dried fruit notes. Hugely roasty on the tongue with some slight burnt tones, sweetned by touches of prune and ending with a lingering coffee finish. Medium in body with a soft and creamy palate and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 6th August 2008
On tap at GBBF. Opaque black brown porter. Sharpish and sour. Mild coffee and roasted malt. Mild hoppy finish with a grapefruit aftertaste. A little to edgy to be great. 2.9

8th February 2015
Bottle. Clear deep brown beer, untidy bubbly pale tan head. Palate is smooth and fairly dry with good fine carbonation. The dark malts are slightly roasty and carry a little dry coffee and mild cream. Trace of citric hop and then more obvious bitterness, but it’s never harsh. Finishes smooth and semi dry with bitterish dark chocolate lingering on. Decent.


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