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Hastings Porter

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


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (4179) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Huddersfield Beer Festival. Very dark red. The liquorice in this is dominant and provides the ale with a sweet nose and sweeter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1971) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a dark, murky brown, with a scummy beige head. Aroma of dark malt, molasses and earth. Fairly light mouth feel. Caramel flavours, with some grain and hay coming through. Finish was coffee, tar and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Dark brown with a small beige head, no lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and rich chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1358) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2087) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2578) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2078) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1821) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10488) - 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.

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