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Brewed by Hobsons
Style: Porter
Cleobury Mortimer, England

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 (2997) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Fruity brew with a fair bit of sour berries in the mix. Otherwise mild and easy to down.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (974) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a mahogany brown color with a small creamy beige head. Faint cocoa malt nose. Flavor upfront is bittersweet cocoa and roasted malt. Light bodied for a Porter. Notes of currants and floral hops in midtaste. Finishes with more chocolate and bitter hops.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (5886) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2015
50cl bottle pours a watery brown with some slim, off white head. Nose has some brown sugar, but mostly root beer, some malt, a little faint licorice. Flavor has the same, bland licorice, brown sugar, some cream soda, root beer, mild yeast. Watery finish. No thanks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1863) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle->English pint. Dark amber with big frothy lite tan head. A: tart apples, caramel malt, cereal. T: tart green apples, cocoa. Odd, interesting, good

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6725) - 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 (72) - 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 (1721) - 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 (3908) - 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 (6470) - 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 (6301) - 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.


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