Hereford & Hops St. Edmunds Porter
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Dark and medium-to-full-bodied, this dark ale has deep ruby highlights. Originating in England, porter began as a "blend" of beers and was said to have been favored by porters and other physical laborers. A full roasted and complex aroma results from our use of three different roasted malts and flaked rye in the mash.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
Creamy, with 70% nitro. Dark, a bit of roast aroma. But not much left in the taste, a tad of roasted walnut maybe. No coffee nor chocolate. Thinner than I would like. Was not as drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1155) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Another treat that went well with my steak. Nice beige head sat atop the almost jet black beer. Nuts, coffee, and hops came together well with a creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - JUN 13, 2003
A delightful seasonal. Quite dark (black), lots of coffee, decent head, great finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2329) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2002
An outstanding offering from the folks at H&H. The main regret is that this is a stated seasonal and therefore not available year-round. Rich roasted coffee aroma. Dark brown, almost black body; tan, medium head with decent retention. As my sample was one of 4 served on H&Hs outdoor patio in Wausau, WI on a hot, humid summer day, by the time I got to the porter, it had warmed considerably. It still was quite flavorful. I imagine even more enjoyable at slightly cooler than room temp.

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