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Brewed by Ramsgate
Style: Porter
Broadstairs, England

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular - previously a winter seasonal.
"Winter Porter" (also "Dark Porter")
Strong, dark and handsome.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 20 July 2011) Dark brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of caramel, dark fruit, raisins and prunes. Malty, roasted taste with dark fruit, raisins, dark rye bread and caramel. Slightly bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, with some malt sweetness. Quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2011
Pint on hand pump at The White Horse (London). Pleasant enough without being overly challenging. Flavones just a little lacking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2011
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Very dark with red tints and a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and chocolate with cream. Earthy with some liquorice and citrus. Blackberry with some hints of soy. Flavours are sweet caramel and chocolate with some berry and traces of salt. Peat with liquorice and plummy, sweet fruit. Dry and herbal to finish. Pretty decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Deep mahogany body with garnet highlights under a thin head of off-white that fades quickly. Slight malt aroma. Thin bodied; little in the way of flavor here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 14/05/2011 Fruit and roast aromas. Dark coloured and rich on the palate with some alcohol present. Bitter and dry treacle and roast malt flavoured finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Smoky nose with coffee and some dark chocolate. Chocolate, coffee and light smoke flavours. Dry, bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (3246) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 19, 2011
A lively dark brown beer with thick pillowy cream head and a tantalising aroma of coffee grounds, forest floors, aniseed and burnt caramel. The latter comes to the fore in the body of the beer, which is thick and creamy. A brief bitter spike follows and the beer mellows into coffee and chocolate leaving a lasting chocolate and malty note. Just how I like my porters. The bottle conditioning keeps it in fine fettle. I’d happily sup this beer in bottle form again and hope I am fortunate enough to come across a cask version.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7406) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle from a Kentish friend. It pours dark ruby with low carbonation and a large foamy beige head. The nose is cocoa, liquorice, coffee, farmyard and cheese. The taste is liquorice, milk chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar, smokey, rich-roast coffee, charcoal and vanilla with a dry, burnt-bitter finish. A decent, drinkable porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2011
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London last month. A dark ruby coloured pour with a medium head. Aroma of dark fruit. Tastes roasty, malty, hint of coffee, caramel. My first Gadds beer, pretty decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 Draught @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome) - Dark red/brown appearance. Taste is fruited with a bit of caramel. Flavor is quite sweet with a light bitterness in the end. Low body, low carbonation, flat, quite watery. So so...


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