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Holgate Brewhouse Temptress Chocolate Porter

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Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Porter
Woodend, VIC, Australia

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A very tempting extreme twist on the classic robust porter, brewed with over 300 kg of malt and infused with a dash of rich Dutch cocoa and whole vanilla beans. Luscious chocolate, coffee, and caramel flavors are balanced by a hint of vanilla and a body of 6% alcohol. A perfect winter warmer or a complement to meat pies and chocolate-based desserts. A definite "unisex" beer with great appeal for both guys and gals.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer-yum (465) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2014
Up front aroma and taste of licorice with a smooth chocolate-vanilla finish. Probably better than my initial rating but I’d just had a couple of similar beers that were done a bit better.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (892) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottled on 09/04/2014. Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany edge tint. Had a one-finger light tan foamy head that retained OK and laced well. Aroma of deep dark chocolate, a hint of vanilla, a hint of coffee. Taste strongly of roasted malt with tones of dark chocolate, coffee and a slight sweetness; burnt wood with a slightly bitter after-taste. Light on the tongue for a porter. Smooth, creamy with a lingering slightly bitter finish. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (194) - - AUG 2, 2014
It's a shame that I can't find more from Holgate. Wonderful brewery. Love them ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
picoloC (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
Aroma is of light chocolate and a hint of roasted nuts. Appearance is almost black with light brown head. Has some light bitterness and a copper/metallic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (368) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Virtually black, thin cappuccino coloured head with spotted lacing. Muted aromas of chocolate, toasty coffee, a whiff of wood smoke, touch of liquorice and vanilla. The flavours step it up a gear with chocolate and vanilla followed by a bitter, dry, toasty finish. Rich mouthfeel and near perfect carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Medium brown with mahogany highlights. Chocolatey aroma and flavour, lightly roasty. Not bad.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (232) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 23, 2014
Tap. Black, clear, minimal head, tan foam, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitrusP (59) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2014
A well rounded porter with a silky body and balanced vanilla and chocolate notes. Nice moderate carbonation. Good go to beer for the cooler months, when you can’t find something new to try.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1302) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, lots of chocolate, coffee, caramel with hints of vanilla. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to big roasty finish. Pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (447) - POLAND - APR 12, 2014
Barwa: ciemno brązowa, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa, niezbyt obfita, szybko opadająca. Aromat: po otwarciu przyjemne czekoladowe nuty. Potem jednak zostają one przytłumione przez inne - głównie melanoidyny. Występuje także lekka kwaskowość, akcenty miodowe, owocowe (banan). Alkohol czy chmiel niewyczuwalne. Zapowiadana wanilia niestety także nie. Smak: słodowy, umiarkowanie pełny i niezbyt słodki. Lekka czekolada, spieczone ciasto, ciemne słody oraz wytrawna końcówka. alkohol dobrze zamaskowany.


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