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Brewed by Hammerpot
Style: Porter
Arundel, England

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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’.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2563) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1153) - Berkshire, 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.

3.7
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1539) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
Cask. Leicester Beer Festival 2011. Roastiness, coffee, chocolate. Tan head, black body. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4574) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6361) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Sussex beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 4/1/2011. Jet black with a slight, tan head. Chocolate and roast malt aroma. Flavour had more, slightly sweet, chocolate some black coffee and a dryish finish. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14676) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
cask at bow ... deep brown black...soft charcoal chocolate nose ....rich deep roast malts .. lots of chocolate ... light dry roast ... great body

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
Cask at the Harp. Pours brown with a medium, off-white head. Dark, roasted malt nose. Bittersweet flavor with plenty of roast, char and tobacco. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes with more tobacco and charred wood, fairly dry. Good stuff.


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