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Brewed by Hobsons
Style: Porter
Cleobury Mortimer, England

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RATINGS: 92   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."


SarkyNorthener's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2803) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - 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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle (5.1%, Postman’s Knock #3 English Dark Ale, described as a Mild Ale on the back, BB Aug 22, 2015). Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted nuts, toasted grain), with notes of apple skin, plum, marshmallow. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation. The aroma is not without some intrigue, and it doesn’t quite prepare you for the fact that it’s very sour, with an unpleasant finish. The sourness may be as designed, but it sure seems like spoiled fruit juice to me. Very watery and thin as well. A drain pour.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcnow (65) - Pszczyna, POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Korol rubinowy? no jak dla mnie to czerń. Piana opada, trochę zbyt szybko, małe ślady zostawiając. Zapach trochę czekoladowy i taki ostry. Karbonacja średnia, ciało małe jak na porter. Brak uczucia ciężkości. Finisz krótki. troszę alkoholowy posmak oraz słodki. Przyjemne dobre piwo ale nic szczególnego. Spodziewałem się więcej ciała. Aczkolwiek jest ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Pours dark ruby red. Nose is bitter fruits, red berries, apples. Taste is red berries,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - deep amber with some sort of head. Nose - toffee apple. Taste - more of the same. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly balanced finish. Overall - solid, I’d say.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at ash’s. Pours clear deep brown, nose is toffee , light roast, fruit, taste is sweet toffee, dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5738) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at the School’s Out Tasting. Pours brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of green apples, toffee. Taste is light bitter, more apples. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3740) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy dark reddish pour, thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, dark fruits and slightly spicy. Flavor is quite sweet, slightly spicy bitter and a bit of licorice. Decent body and smooth texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1223) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
500ml bottle, pours deep ruby red with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, cocoa powder, plum, raisin. Medium bodied with a light, oily texture, soft to average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6326) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2015
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Some chocolate in the aftertaste. Pretty decent porter

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2514) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle from whole foods. Poured moderate brown. Not much bubbles. Bit of nuts and gingerbread and malts. OK.


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