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Gadds Dark Conspiracy

Brewed by Ramsgate
Style: Porter
Broadstairs, England


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask: Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottled.
November’s special: An American style winter warmer named ""Dark Conspiracy"". Eddie drafted in help in the form of Phil & Steve, a couple of well traveled brewers/geeks/writers. The three of us convened in the brewery for a rare Saturday brew yesterday armed with bags of Willamette hops from Oregon (yes, the USA) and a couple of sacks of coloured malts ’aromatic’ and ’melanoidin’, German & Belgian respectively. The brew went well and for a dyed in the wool brewing loner such as I am, I thoroughly enjoyed not only the company but the influence these two chums brought to my tuns. ’Dark Conspiracy’ is a real departure from my normal style and I sincerely hope you’re going to approve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9931) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Dark brown with a creamy beige foam. Aromas are creamy with toffee and chocolate. Lemon and blackberry with bready, spritzy yeast. Flavours are earthy cocoa with toffee and lemon. Bready yeast with mellow coffee. Dry on the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (818) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Cask. Very dark, a foamy off-white head. Malty, chocolatey, and cocoa flavours, with hints of dark fruit. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jameswraith (11) - - NOV 17, 2013
Chocolate, roasty. A tasty porter ... better and better as I get down the glass - I’ll have another. Well balanced. Chocolate malt flavour to the fore ... complex, late palate to savour. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Cask at the Craft, Pimlico - 30/11/12. Very dark mahogony brown with a medium sized frothy tan head that retains well. Nose is roast malt, bitter chocolate, molaasses, touch of leather. Taste follows, milky chocolate and way less bitter than the nose suggests, light burnt toffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, nice and smooth on the palate leading to a bitter roasted finish. Decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 1 Dec 2012) Dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with dark bread, chocolate and dried fruit. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, dark bread and a certain cacao bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Well balanced and highly drinkable. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6764) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Hand-pumped cask @ Akkurat. Clear dark brown colour with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of dried fruits, raisin. Flavour of coffee, dried fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is mild chocolate, hints of coffee bean and a bit of charred grain. The taste is gritty charred grain. Smooth toffee and chocolate. Mildly dry finish. Nice, soft body. Smooth and easy to drink. Overall, quite solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (3012) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Draught at bar. Black color, white head. Malty taste with coffee, chocolate, herbs and nuts. Roasty finish with coffee. Very nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
Cask at Oliver Twist on November 13, 2012.
Dark brown to black color, light brown head. Dry, roasted, coffee, malty, mineral taste, pretty subtle all around. Slight bit fruity, mainly roasted aftertaste. Medium thin, yet to the smooth side, mouthfeel. Malty, roasted, hints of fruit scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23678) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2012
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm . Hazy very dark brown. Roasty chocolate aroma. Mid dry, very roasty with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Tobacco and ripe plums, lots of dark chocolate. Mid bitter finish.

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