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Brewed by Hastings
Style: Porter
St Leonards-on-Sea, England

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A lovely dark beer that’s on the lighter side of the porter style. All the flavours are there – chocolate, liquorice, deep-roasted coffee – but without the heaviness that normally confines darker beers to chilly winter nights.
Silver Supreme Champion, SIBA National Beer Competition 2014


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma: light toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, creamy, light-brown head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: toasted malts, remaining somewhat sweet, very short finish. Overall: decent Porter, surprisingly short finish. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2022) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
Cask @ GBBF. Dark reddish brown with a small brown head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, fruit, coffee and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2425) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask, cocoa and light sour wine nose, creamy body with ashy and tart fruit notes, interesting but not quite ’there’ yet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1995) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask at The Brewers Arms, Lewes, East Sussex. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, coffee, some chocolate too. Very tasty porter indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1587) - WALES - JUN 1, 2014
Cask at Draft House. Black, small bubbly off-white head, no lacing. Aroma is liquorice, oily, shoe polish. Body is light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste - thin roasted barley, semisweet, under-ripe banana skin, bubblegum, watery ashy finish. The ashy finish rescues this one. Too sweet and watery for me, just didn’t push my buttons.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10125) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’14. Black with tan head. Full on deeply roasted malt flavours, some bitter chocolate, liquorice, tarry notes. There is a fruity sweetness, fructose note coming through for the finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Cask at the Evening Star, Brighton on 12th March 2014. Deep brown with almost no head. Rich roasty aroma with coffee notes. Roast coffee in-mouth with fruitiness; roast and fruity finish. A medium body and slightly watery mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
22nd March 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is slightly airy and fairly dry. Earthy roasty dark malt, bitter dry coffee. Subtle dark fruits. Finishes dry with roast malt bitterness and a little hop bitterness. A fairly dry and bitter porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014

Cask @ Le Gothique Restaurant and Bar, [ Wandsworth Common Beer Festival 2013 ]. Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, Wandsworth, Greater London, England SW18 3SX.

Clear dark brown color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, light dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130330]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
On gravity at Swindon Beer Festival, 24/10/2013. Near black with a thin, off-white head. Roasty malts, some dark chocolate and a slight tanginess, before a lingering, dryish finish. Very enjoyable.


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