Brewed by Hammerpot
Style: Porter
Arundel, England


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Sasonal - September to March.
Also available in bottles throughout the year.

First produced in 2007, Hammerpot Bottle Wreck Porter was immediately popular. It is produced in 9 Gallon firkins and also in bottles. A traditional black porter with chocolate coffee and rich roast malt flavours which warm your cockles. Ahhaaa Jim lad!
Laying on the seabed near Littlehampton is a 19th century shipwreck. Her name is unknown but the cargo included hundreds of bottles of Porter which gave rise to her common name: ‘The Bottle Wreck’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
Cask - The Harp, London. Fine & creamy beige to light tan lasting head on an opaque dark brown body. Roasted malt, coffee & dark berries on the nose. Good dark fruit body with supplementary earthy coffee tones, a touch of smoke & a vague nuttiness beneath in the finish. Medium-ish body, soft & smooth on the palate with a decent length lingering finish. A pleasant, well conditioned juicy porter that took the December chill off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCametron (2369) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 6, 2011
Cask at The Bow Bar. Pours dark brown to black with thin tan head. Lots of roast and coffee/chocolate notes. Bitter and that. Pretty textbook.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3369) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle. A heavy robust porter with lots of coffee and dark chocolate and charcole from the more and well roasted malts. A really memorable, rich porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4205) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Cask at Twickenham beer festival. Black with brown hints, chocolate and a touch of tart fruit on nose, rich medium bodied with mocha and roast malt on palate. Very nice gentle Porter. Re-rate on cask at the Magpie in Brentford, as before but also a little roast coffee on the nose, and a dry faintly burnt-bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
Cask Stillage at The Venue, Miles Platting 22/01/2011 Fruit and hop aromas. Black a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with fruity orange and bubble gum flavours. A hint of dryness in a bitter burnt roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1500) - ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
Pint at Hobgoblin in Reading. Dark as night with little head. Mild porter aroma, nice but takes a bit of getting used to. Easy to taste but a bit watery. Has the usual slight porter coffee chocolate aftertaste. Its a reasonable but ultimately average porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
Cask at The Harp. Pours a deep brown/cola, with a small beige head. Roasted malt, light smoke, toffee, quite thick in the mouth. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
Gravity, Leicester 2011. Mahogany, good as pitch with a beige halo. Twiglets and fresh compost aroma. Complex, deep savoury flavour; roasted aubergine dabbed with Marmite, roasted nuts and Bovril tones, honeyed burnt meat, beef jerky. Fine, meaty porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
Cask. Leicester Beer Festival 2011. Roastiness, coffee, chocolate. Tan head, black body. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2011
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. The perfect porter look - pitch black in colour with a thin tan head; aroma of chocolate malt with a tocuh of licorice; Silky chocolate malt taste and feel in the mouth, with some soft fruit, licorice, coffee and smoke mingling in; the finish is dry with a good underlying bitterness. All-in-all an excellent porter.

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