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Ha’penny Spring-Heeled Jack

Ha’penny Spring-Heeled Jack
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Formerly brewed at Ha’penny
Style: Porter
Ilford, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
A traditional style porter, darkest brown/black in colour, malty and full-bodied, with coffee, toffee and chocolate notes, lightly hopped and very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
1st December 2009
Pigs Ear. Very dark brown beer. Transparent at the edges. Light smoky malt. Light semi dry palate. Lightly toasted malt. A very slightly fruity tang. Finishes dry and fruity. Not bad, very light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13384) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Black with cream head. Full on the palate with a creamy roasiness, charred, liquorice, some coffee grounds. Lasting though develops a caramel sweetness in the close.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2010. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2011
Cask. A golden beer with no head. The aroma has notes of malt and diacethyl. The flavo ris sweet with notes of malt and diacehtyl, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010, 5th Aug 2010. Deep brown colour with a line of head. Tired nose, nothing there. Dry but really lacking in flavour. Bit watery. Very disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
Gravity cask at the Pig’s Ear. Black-brown pour with faint, bubbly head. Dark, roasted malt aroma, some faint fruits. Hard malts in the flavor, somewhat medicinal, roasty, with some tobacco and char bitters. Light to medium in body. Char and roast finish, lightly sweet. Not bad, but the flavor had some weirdnes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2010
(Cask at GBBF London Earl’s Court, 4 Aug 2010) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. Roasted, malty, slightly fruity taste with dried fruit, raisins, chocolate, dark bread, coffee, toffee and a mild bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly sweet. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2010
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2010 Some roast aroma. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a burnt roast finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ Smithfield Hotel, 37 Swan St, Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 5JZ.

Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy - virtually none, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light hoppy, fruit acidic. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20100120]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6846) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
Cask (GBBF 2010) - Dark brown, almost black. Roasted aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. The taste also features coffee and chocolate along with roasted malt. Nicely balanced.

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