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Brewed by Harbour
Style: Porter
Bodmin, England

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Harbour Brewing Co Porter No.6 Roasted Coffee flavours throughout with rich caramel sweetness. Inspired by the London Porters of the 1800ís.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014

Draught @ Hanging Bat Beer Cafe, 133 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9AD.

[ As Harbour Porter No. 6 ].
Unclear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate chocolate - coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, malt bitter, roasted, light burnt malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140314]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19192) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Bottled. Clear dark ruby, small head. Apply nose with caramel and coffee. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Caramel and tin, some cocoa. Mid bitter finish. Doesnít really lift.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
15th January 2013
Opaque black - brown beer. Good pale tan head. Palate is light and airy and semi dry. Mild dark malts with some cereal character. Traces of roast and bubblegum ester. Finishes soft with very mellow hops. Quite an engaging porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
bottle at hanging bat ... dark browb ... thin tan lacing ... dark roast ... rich chocolate nose ... deeep roast malts ... big chocolate ...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
33cl bottle from the Sainsburyís Beer Hunt 2013 range. Drunk listening to Shelby Lynne. Mellow. Friday evening. Last beer of the day. And itís been a good day. Iíve travelled and done stuff. Had experiences. Enjoyed myself. Black beer, lasting thick dark beige head. Obviously a lot of carbonation which Iím hoping will have calmed down with the vigorous pour into a Duvel glass. Aroma of liquorice and chocolate and some coffee. Iím not keen on liquorice and this has it all the way through the beer. There is some decent mocha flavour there as well. Funnily enough just a little watery in the mouth, not as malty beefy as I expected. Itís fine, if you like liquorice, which I donít. Mocha coffee is fine. But as I say, a little watery and could be fuller on the swallow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle at home in London. Pours a very clear brown with a fine, foamy beige head. Aroma holds dry, toasted brown bread, some chalky cocoa, hints of tangy earth. Light sweet flavor with hints of tangy, semi-dark malts, a bit of cocoa, earth, light ash, burnt wood. Light to medium bodied with soft, fine carbonation. Light sweet finish, more toasty bread, some mellow earthy bitterness, dirt, baking cocoa. Thereís some good character here, but the body is a bit thin. I actually have a tough time believing this beer is 6.8%. But the lack of oomph does make it pretty easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Bottled, 330ml from Sainsburyís in Banbury. Black with cream head. Initially a fairly tangy, prickly beer, fruity, fullish on the palate. From there a fruity sweetness shows through, some caramel, milky chocolate. A pretty decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Bottled 10/01/14. A black beer with a grey wisp of head and a bit of beige in the lace. A bit of smoke in the otherwise thin nose. Decent dark malts in the mouth. Chocolate and, again, smoke. Easy to drink and pleasant enough but a bit underwhelming really. Score 3.3
Subsequent ratings scored 3.8, 3.4, 3.8 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7934) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are coffee with dark berries and liquorice. Plummy with fudge and chocolate. Marzipan with hints of soy sauce. Flavours are peppery with nutty coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Citrus rind with grapefruit and base sweet chocolate. Herbal liquorice with hints of smoke. Bitter on the finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle at home (Beermerchants.com) 27/11/12. Pours mahogony brown witha thin tan head that soon dissipates entirely leaving no edgeing, just the odd little pools of bubbles atop the glass. Nose is roast malts, dark fruits, coffee tones, treacle toffee, touch of smoke, light medicinal notes. At first I thought there wasnít a lot doing with the aroma of this beer, but it does have some complexity, just pretty subtle and not a nasal assault. Tastes of light roast malt, dark fruits, prunes, dates, coffee, light hops, pinch of chocolate. Light to medium body - a touch watery even, surprisingly light for 6.8% with light spritzy carbonation leading to a roasty finish. Ok - but I wouldnít go out of my way for this again!


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