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Greene King 1799 (Cask)

Brewed by Greene King
Style: Porter
Bury St. Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask: Seasonal - October and November
A deliciously dark, traditional porter recipe using crystal and chocolate malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (618) - - FEB 5, 2014
Surprisingly pleasant porter, better than the usual Greene King output. I thought it was slightly chocolatey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 23/01/14 A dark ruby coloured beer with an off-white head and lace. A fruity but disappointingly thin porter. Hints of chocolate but really quite boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (451) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
As usual with Greene King, the beer has comparatively little aroma, is quite light flavoured for its gravity and has a rather buttery mouthfeel. But... I found this actually quite a pleasant beer, the muted roastiness and short finish made it surprisingly quaffable. I will look out for it if forced by circumstances into one of GK’s increasingly standardised outlets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Cask at The Outlook, Reading. Dark brown with a thick cream head. Nice smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Everything seems right at first- pleasant chocolate and coffee flavours set against a mild roastiness- but there’s something less salubrious behind, something artificial like pear drops or candy sugar. It was only a light off-flavour and I couldn’t quite pin it down, but it definitely took the edge off of my enjoyment of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4421) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Cask @ The Stapleton Tavern, Stroud Green. Rich roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee and a little sweetness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Not black but very dark with a bubbly head. Has some very light roasted malts in its taste but a little more obvious in its aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13374) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Old Tom, Oxford. Very dark brown with ruby hue and cream head. There is a rich, dark roasted maltiness right from the off, some chocolatey hints, decent depth and bitterness. A pretty decent G.K beer in a cracking G.K pub, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4786) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Cask by handpump at Chestnuts Hotel, Ayr - clear dark red brown, thin tan head, good lacing, sweet roasted malty and chocolate aroma, caramel and chocolate flavour, bit of earthy, oily feel, fairly sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Cask at the Cleveland Arms, London. Pours red-brown with a creamy, beige head. Burnt malts in the nose, some light coffee, dark leaves. Light sweet flavour, some dark fruits, berries, mild chocolate, light dirt. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, some dirty berries, light ash, faint cocoa, burnt leaves. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6065) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask at the Royal Oak, Winchester. Almost black with a Ribena glow against the light, and a ring of tan head; fruity, chocolate aroma; sharp in the mouth with a soft milk chocolate body; and a dry coffee grouns finish. Rather thin and lacking the expected fruity taste, but otherwise good.

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