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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3479) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10563) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10648) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndrewC (332) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2007
Wow. This was the first bottled condition version of this I’ve had. It tasted smoaky with a slight milky alcohol to it. Nice roasted malt notes on the end. Good Stuff

2.9
   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.

3.2
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (178) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3923) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Strong, tart Porter, which tastes a bit sickly on the finish. Some pickled fruit, winter berries etc. A bit hard to take.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14128) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2006
Cask handpull at Chambers Folkestone. Ok so I had 10 minutes before my train so I could only have a very fast half, but this was good. Deep ruby colour with thin beige head. Really pretty fruity with some coffee and bit of choc. Hoppy drying finish. Exceptional dark fruit nose. Vinous in mouth with good warming alcohol. My friend Martin went back the following day and confirmed that it was indeed a cracking porter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
A Mes rate: On tap at the Gadds brewery in Ramsgate. Roasty aroma with some slight funk but sadly not too great. Dark ruby red body but no head (almost a 2). Flavour is good, just what you would expect from a porter. Roasted malts, coffee and burnt caramel. Finish is all roasted coffee. Nice and creamy. Short but good finish. Not bad.


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