Brewed by Ramsgate
Style: Porter
Broadstairs, England


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Cask: Regular - previously a winter seasonal.
"Winter Porter" (also "Dark Porter")
Strong, dark and handsome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidGreen (2) - Castres-Gironde, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2008 does not count
Bottled. heavy liquorice aroma with plenty of roasted malt. Clear and a sparkling autumn brown in colour. Initial flavour was both fruity and bitter, heavy after taste of liquorice. Reasonably complex. An improvement on the original Firkin brew by a brewer that knows what he is doing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (1963) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
Bottled. Clear dark brown coloured, small dying brown head. Liquorice dominates the aroma, some roasted malts. Some lactic notes and a very bitter flavour, which really takes some getting used to. After half a glass i started to appreciate this beer a bit more, but overall i think it lacks complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7040) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2007
Cask conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival 12-10-07 Id drank about two thirds of this beer before I really started to enjoy it, the Brewdog Riptide which Id just had beforhand lefts its intense flavour in my mouth for ages, I only really got to grips with this towards the end. Poured dark brown, fruity with nice bitterness, subtle liquorice flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Dark of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweet liqurice, sweet notes and apples. A flavor of apples, sweets and liqurice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9836) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle conditioned. Pear, plastic, roast and a hint of licorice in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Strong roast flavor with "gunpowder", roast, licorice and salmiac. Hint of salt. Tasty brew with some complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer Fest 07. Dark brown with cream head. Fruity, but not particularly deeply flavoured strong porter. Some blackberry with touches of wood smoked pine, but also a sourish note on the finish, like a lactic acid flavour. Its reasonable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndrewC (317) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2007
Wow. This was the first bottled condition version of this Ive had. It tasted smoaky with a slight milky alcohol to it. Nice roasted malt notes on the end. Good Stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 Bottled. Milky blackcurrant aroma. Almost black, beige cream head, good lace. Neutral start, little lactic, roasted malts come in in the middle and it has a nice hoppy finish. Thinnish and a little dry. Pretty straightforward but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Cask@The Market Porter, Borough, London. Brown with ruby edges. Taste is quite woody and caramelly, with a mild dry woody acidity in the finish. NOt much in the way of roasted malt in this one. Flavour was a bit short.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (175) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2006
This is a re-do, of the classic Firkin drop. Although on a full mash, rather than the original was maltextract. Can be a bit cloying at times. As Ian says, dark fruit, warm, and moreish porter. Something to look forward to at the end of summer.

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