Brewed by Elland
Style: Porter
Elland, England


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RATINGS: 139   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (14257) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2011
Cask, 6.5% as Paramount Porter. Sweet liquorice aroma, perhaps a hint of smoke. Almost black colour, hint of red. Creamy tan head. The flavour has a lot of sweet liquorice. I also get some roast barley, Guinness style. Distinct coffee aftertaste. Could have done with a little less alcohol IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2318) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2011
Cask. Black body, tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts, coffee, salmon. Deeply roasted, but light and chocolatey at the same time. Well balanced, some lightness, russian chocolate, winelike flavours and dark fruits. Bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8316) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2011
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. XIV Real Ale Festival.
Black colour with light red hue and small tan head. Liquorice, coffee and roasted malt in aroma. Flavour is coffee, cappuccino, roasted malt and vanilla. Some creaminess. Too much coffee for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7059) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8334) - 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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2297) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2338) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gary (1543) - west London and, Somerset, 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 .

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