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Brewed by Hobsons
Style: Porter
Cleobury Mortimer, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned, special;
Rich ruby porter. "Postman’s Knock is a beer offering an intelligent blend of complex ingredients, the rich brown beer with a smooth fine head has a very chocolately character. The combination of subtle flavour notes of vanilla, treacle and roast malt gives an initial rich sweetness leading to a velvety chocolate finish."


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
Poured dark amber, thin beige head. Some caramel on the nose, tasted of caramel but also malty and quite mild in flavour. Weak body.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milecastle (3) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013 does not count
Nice lower alcohol porter/stout. Simple aroma. Dark brown then ruby against the light. Looks a little thin, as it tastes although still an enjoyable drink. One for those who still like to drink stout in the summer as almost refreshing!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3409) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff april-13: Bryggeriet forvirrer oss i startøyeblikket med sin varedeklarasjon som kaller dette både en "rich ruby porter" eller "strong mild". Whatever - dette er et godt session beer: smaksrik, balansert, rund&fin.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3146) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
Shared 0,5 l bottle at Cardinal. Deep clear mahogany colored body with a beige film. Mellow roasted nose. Soft and clean. Well balanced toasted notes and mild bitternes. Calm roasted bitter finish. Most enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5696) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
500 ml bottle conditioned, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.8%. The main label calls the beer a "rich ruby porter", while a side label calls it a "strong mild". Whatever - it is a decent beer anyway. Mahogany coloured beer, clear first, hazy when the yeast is poured in the end. Low beige head. Moderate natural carbonation. Malty aroma and flavour with mild roasty notes, hints of ripe berries, chocolate and mild coffee. Not very sweet, a moderate bitterness in the finish. Not bad, and "very English".

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2786) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: very dark brown, boarding black. Small tan head. Aroma: mild red wine notes, some chocolate, grassy, malty. Flavour: Medium mouthfeel with a nice light chocolate flavour, malty with long dry finish. Simple and nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratattack (2) - - NOV 9, 2012 does not count
Nice winters beer, enjoyable while watching the logs burn on the fire. Strong tastes with chocolate overtones. Worth Santa coming down the chimney for!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2918) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Dark reddish brown. Malt aroma. Taste is of malts and dark chocolate. Medium bodied. Not one of the best porters, just average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5714) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin white head. Big malty aroma with hints of citrus. Lots of malt in the flavour with hints of vanilla. You could almost chew this beer! There is almost no bitterness and the finish is very smooth. This is an excellent beer that would be perfect for a session.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Hazy dark brown beer. Some light malt - toffee. Not much else going on apart from a little hop bitterness.


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