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Gloucester Dockside Dark

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Brewed by Gloucester
Style: Porter
Gloucester, England

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned at 5.4%.

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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (5461) - 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 (1606) - 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 (1655) - 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 (531) - 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 (13535) - 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 (8711) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4534) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2014
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy deep ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of blackcurrant, yeast and milk chocolate, slightly green and buttery, with a hint of banana skins and fudge. flavour is mostly heavily toasted malts, more milk chocolate and seafood, with some light notes of barnyard, brown sugar and treebark. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (2985) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, pours near black with a fine beige ring of foam, roast grain and treacle on the nose with a touch of aromatic hops, rich burnt-bitter and hoppy body with dark chocolate, treacle and a little pine and toasted caramel on the palate. Lasting burnt-bitterness. A gorgeous Export India Porter.


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