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Brewed by Exmoor
Style: Porter
Wiveliscombe, England

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Previously a Winter seasonal.
Brewed with a mix of pale ale, chocolate and crystal malts, and hopped with Goldings, Challenger and Brewers Gold, it is dark mahogany-brown in colour, with the merest hint of crimson tints at its edge. Lush rich aromas of toffee, treacle. Mocha coffee, vinous fruit and chocolate swirl above the glass. There’s more complexity on the palate with rich fruitcake, a hint of rum, more Mocha coffee, an herbal hoppiness, vinous fruit, while the bittersweet finish is smooth yet complex, rich but not cloying.
NOTE: Original recipe used Fuggles hops instead of Brewers Gold.


MadWelshWizard's rating

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadWelshWizard (11) - - JAN 10, 2013
Despite it?s really dark almost stout or porter appearance it?s surprisingly light. Fruity at first with chocolate smoothness later on. Slightly tangy fizz like bottled porter. Would drink again.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2016
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - dark brown to black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - toffee nuts and chocolate. Taste - more of the same. Very creamy. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - nice porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2016
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear dark red -brown with a thin beige head. Aromas are fruity, toffee, faint chocolate. Taste is more of the same. Creamy, sweet finish.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Don2711 (348) - - FEB 24, 2016
Dark ruby. Aroma soft malty with coffee. Taste an unusual porter. Liquorice coffee and chocolate. Smooth and great strength. Subtle on palate but pleasant and very moreish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5640) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
Cask @ Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh. Clear amber body with a thin off-white film of foam. Quite mild aroma of caramel malt and dry fruit. Flavor is soft, smooth caramel malt, light roast, dry fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste. Smooth and soft but not very exciting and quite light roasted for a porter, still quite nice in a subtle way.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5310) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Cask at The Railway, Putney. As ’Exmoor Beast’, 6.6%, with Beast of Exmoor themed pumpclip. Very dark brown, orange hue, small bubbly brown head, droopy lacing. Aroma is light, airy, bread. Body is medium, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is bready, tangy, currants, dense breads, peppery, touch of smoke, resinous hops. Not a standard porter by any means. Would easily pass for an ESB. It’s alright.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4783) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Dark brown. Smooth sweet and slightly syrupy malty taste. Feels rich and quite thick.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1815) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a dark brown colour. Taste is balanced and slightly malty, quite a strong beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2615) - DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
Cask. Dark chestnut brown with a small beige head. Over ripe banana, dark roast, white chocolate, syrup. Sweet and a bit sticky, could do with a bit more bitterness to balance it. Alcohol doesn’t show much, tingles a bit on the gums. Ok as a warming brew in small amounts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Feb 2014 - Dark mahogany-brown in colour, with reddish highlights. Tan coloured head. Some lacing. Malty; roasty malts, liquorice, coffee, caramel/toffee, hints of chocolate. Fruity; dark vinous fruits. Hoppy; some grassy hop bitterness. Good balance. Sweetish roast malty with a slight sour fruit/hop edge. Dryish malty finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3787) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Cask@st matthews hall, walsall. Dark brown beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, some licorice and lightly roasted malts with a little oil. Decent.


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