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Hadrian & Border Ouseburn Porter

Brewed by Hadrian Border
Style: Porter
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A traditional, robust and satisfying Porter. This fine porter uses the best quality ingredients including rolled oats to produce a smooth, rich and dark creamy drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
6th Feb 2015: shared bottle in De Bierboom (Brugge) during a beer exchange. Black body with a ruby hue, lightly tanned head. Roasted maltiness all the way here: the nose had coffee and dark chocolate notes. The taste followed along in the same way, smooth body feel: slight bitterness in the finish, otherwise a semi-sweet malty Porter with plenty going on in the flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (354) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle gifted to me a month or two back, remindded me more of a stout. Very smooth roasted malt, creamy coffee and chocolate and pleasingly bitter on the finish. Delicious!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4205) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2013
Cask by handpump at Cask & Barrel, Edinburgh - very dark red brown near black, creamy tan head, excellent lacing, roasted malt aroma, bit smokey, chocolate, roasted malt, flavour, bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask in The Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Dark blackish brown, thick white head. Quite a stout porter, combining deep roasty malts, a silky smoothness and a moderately bitter finish. Full mouthfeel. A little sweet initially, becoming drier in the finish. An enjoyable complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (970) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
Pint bottle served below room temperature in a shaker, Dark brown, dense cafe-au-lait head. Roasty mocha aroma and flavour. Malty biscuit flavour. Full bodied, chewy, dry finish. Wouldn’t be disappointed to find it on tap. Nice, tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1787) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Silid black with a creamy lasting tan head. Smells of soft roast, coffee and chocolate. Smooth full creamy body. Taste of chocolate roadt and sweet malt. Very smooth delicious but unfortunatly a little bitter rot on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2209) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2012
Cask at The Bow Bar. Dark brown black with creamy brown head. Chocolate and coffee on the flavour with a bitter coffee rind finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4052) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 Cask @ The 3 Judges. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Chocolate coffee malt aroma. Chocolate flavour. Quite smooth. Decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12169) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, from The George & Abbotsford Hotel Bottle Shop, Melrose, Borders. Black with ruby hue and light brown head. Initially good fruity, dark roasted malts, a hint of tannin with a light plum note. The beer continues to develop throughout the glass, becoming richer on the palate if anything. Good depth and a fine beer indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle.
Appearance - Black, ruby edges, thick tan head, reasonable lacing.
Aroma - Roasted malt...burnt notes..earthy notes...bit of yeast...slight savoury
Taste - Roasted malt..bit of burnt toast...chocolate..light coffee..touch of wood...some earth...well balanced.
Palate - Soft carb, silky smooth and creamy, medium body. Finish of roasted malt...bit of cocoa powder...some lingering roast then clears well.
Overall - Well made, flavoursome, easy drinking porter (for 5.2%). This is actually a bit better than when I had it cask in Newcastle over a month ago.

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