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Grain Porter

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Brewed by Grain
Style: Porter
Harleston, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
An old style porter. Smooth and creamy, spiked with port to give it the flavour of dark berries.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely crema head. Nose - dark chocolate or coffee with a berry note,maybe blackcurrant. Taste - chocolate, burnt flavours them some sweetness. Palate - medium bodied but then the texture is thin and the finish is a bit sudden. And then it comes back. Overall - decent. Promised more than it delivered.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared with AshtonMcCobb. Get to Norfolk Tasting. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke, stone fruit. Taste is coffee, light sweet. Creamy texture. Started well, but fell off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Cask @ Navigation Tavern Beer Festival. Mirfield. Black with an off-white creamy head. Has a very heavy but decent roasted malt aroma and taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Cask at the Blacksmiths Arms, St Albans. Very dark brown with a thin creamy khaki head. Raspberry, chocolate and roast chestnut on the nose. A hint of chimney smoke as well. Sweet and fruity taste throughout. Long warming finish for this ABV. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a slight tingle providedby natural carbonation. Sweet/tart aftertaste. An excellent discovery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (428) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Really tasty bottle conditioned porter. Pours with a nice head, and full of berry flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2028) - WALES - JUL 26, 2014
Gravity cask at the Rake. Black, no head. Aroma is liquorice and molasses. Body is medium, smooth, very low carbonation. Taste is sweet, under-ripe banana, some berry fruit, astringent in the finish. Too sweet for me, but it’s fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Black with tan froth on top. Roast malt nose with a caramel twang. Dark fruits, roasted coffee beans, firewood and mild, sweet lactose. Dry finish. Medium body with a thin texture and a bit of fizz - par for the course with a porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Cask handpull at the Grape and Grain- Crystal Palace Spring Beer Festival, 2013. Black pour with a tan head. Chocolate and raisin aroma. Vanilla, chocolate ice cream and some coffee flavour. Smooth. Roasted malt finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grumbo (630) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Cask handpull at Mulberry Tree, Ipswich (ahead of seeing Australian Pink Floyd at Regent!). Very dark, almost black. Tan head. Mild chocolate aroma. Deeper chocolate flavour. Thick, minimal/no carbonation. Full bodied. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2013
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Thurs)
Phil (in a rush): Super-rich coffee-cake roast. Very smooth and mellow.
Anna: Tasty. Lovely aroma, some fruity esters in the mouth. Roasted finish builds nicely. More please!


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