Brewed by Exmoor
Style: Porter
Wiveliscombe, England


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4893) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (4576) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Dark brown. Smooth sweet and slightly syrupy malty taste. Feels rich and quite thick.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1787) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a dark brown colour. Taste is balanced and slightly malty, quite a strong beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2467) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3496) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2842) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 15, 2014
On cask at Wetherspoons. Appearance: ruby red, medium off white head. Aroma: malty with a hint of black current. Flavour: bitter, a little coffee, some black current, spicy with a decent bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1716) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Medium tan head. Mahogany body. Spice, hops, red fruit, oak, crystal malt, bubblegum, blackcurrant. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2364) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Cask at Willow Walk 'spoons, Victoria. Pours a dark brown with a ruby edge and a thin slightly off white head. Not a big aroma, a little malt loaf in there. Medium body, medium carbonation. There's dark fruit, rum, light spice, coke, a little treacle, a hint of licorice, some cherry tartness. It's good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Gravity cask at the Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival - Le Gothique, London. Pours clear, deep brown with a creamy, beige head. The aroma has tangy, semi-dark fruits and lightly toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with some toffee, figs, bread, brown sugar, raisins. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth in the finish with sticky toasted sugars, semi-dark fruits, berries. Very tasty. Nice.

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