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Gloucester Dockside Dark

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (5645) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1685) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1792) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (535) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13821) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8784) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4559) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (3096) - 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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