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Gloucester Dockside Dark

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Brewed by Gloucester
Style: Porter
Gloucester, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned at 5.4%.

Silky rich ale, warm and chocolaty with a subtle sweetness and a dry, roasted finish


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14376) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2015
Draught at Express Tavern, Brentford. Clear deep brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, licorice notes. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, grassy, licorice, some soot. Quite ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light fruity. Bitter, dark roasted. Bitter and dense dark malty. Bitter, roasted and dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Cask @ Record Cafe, Bradford. Extremely dark brown with a thick frothy off-white head. A touch thin tasting in its texture, but maintains a good roasted malt nose with chocolate evident which is less stated in its taste but still prevalent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1835) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
On cask at Royal Hop Pole (JDW), Tewkesbury. Pours black with tan head. Some cream, a hint of choc and a roast finish. Decent enough porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured near black, with a thin beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, cocoa and molasses. Fairly full mouth feel. Roast malt in the flavour, with fruitcake and liquorice. Finish was coffee, treacle and prunes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2000) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Tried at the royal hop pole Twekesbury. Deep dark Amber body with creamy off white head. Aroma has roasted malt, as with the flavour, which also has a touch of cocoa.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (538) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Cask handpump. Black colour with a small head. A sweet coffee aroma. The flavour is hoppy with coffee and treacle notes. No chocolate notes at all. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Post Office Vaults Birmingham 11/03/14. A near black beer with an off-white bubbly head. Quite a bitter but fruity porter. Mocha notes. A nice body. A good late bitter kick. Tasty and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14334) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Cask at the Kings Arms - London. Pours deep brown with a foamy, tan head. Moderate roasted malt aroma, nips of earth. Light sweet flavor with mild chocolate character, some well toasted bread, a bit of earthy and burnt wood. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; decent condition. Lightly drying roasted malts to finish. Decent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8910) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are chocolate and weetabix with nutty notes. Flavours are dry roasted coffee and nutty cocoa with dark chocolate and grapefruit bitterness. Good.


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