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

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, - DEC 11, 2009
Murky almost brown with a small tan head. Strong mocha aroma, tons of vanilla and rum, ripe plumb and a hint of vegemite... Palate is smooth at first, but when the sweetness dissipates, it becomes almost harsh coffee and leaves some dry cocoa feel. Similarly, the flavours start with a sweet chocolate/rum/dark fruit and finish more towards the coffee vegemite thing. Wonderfully complex and drinkable.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla and light coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, light vanilla and a hint of coffee with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (578) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (April 2013). Darkest brown, small tan head, malted chocolate milkshake, vanilla, some roasted grain providing bitterness and balancing the sweet chocolate, espresso coffee, thin texture, lingering sweet finish. Really nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Gothenburg, Porterveckan 2014. Black beer with a beige head. Malty Chocolate, vanilla, licorice aroma. Chocolate, licorice, fruity caramell flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
eManu (460) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2014
From draft at Taps KL. Black color with small tan head. Aroma is light, but hints of chocolate and hops. Flavors of chocolate are very present with malts and light hops. Hits of biscuits and light spices. quite light body, and not to sweet , somewhat watery, but still very nice with flavors of a nice desert beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1305) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2014
Vintage Cellars bottle(4-Nov-2014)Sweet choc herbal aroma.Black,low head&suds lace.Semi sweet choc flavour.Herbal choc roast finish&herbal choc aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (59) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2014
BOTTLE. Shared RW. Cola brown In colour with solid tan head. Chocolate malt on the nose, taste starts with a roasted malt then into the chocolate finishing with a subtle coffee bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2165) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
On tap @ BA Järntorget. Dark reddish brown with a small brown head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, chocolate and bitterness. Medium body with a nice balanced finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget during "Porterveckan 2014". Black beer with a nice beige head. Malty bready aroma, chocolate, vanilla, licorice, caramel, vinous, nuts, some cream. Chocolate flavor, caramel, licorice, fruity, some vinous notes. Nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4492) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
Draught at porterveckan at BAJT cons 2014-10-26 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, chocolate fudge, caramel AP: black, stouthy cream sand brown wee head F: smooth carbonation, chocolate powder, dry, wee liqurice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (643) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma: coffee, malt, grain App: cola brown small tan head Flavour: choc, grain Palate: finishes quick ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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