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Ilkley Fireside Porter

Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Porter
Ilkley, England


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Fireside is a deep chocolate Porter strongly hopped to add berryfruit with a lasting bitterness and a hint of smoke on the finish. A perfect beer to sip in the Winter’s dark evenings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (870) - SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Black beer with a beige head and a smoky, malty aroma. Flavour is quite dry. Earthy malt and a touch of bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Nice and rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Cask at The Three Johns, Islington. Very dark brown, foamy tan head. Aroma is smoke and molasses. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation, watery. Not the best body. Taste is smoke, sweet rounded malts, soft bitterness. A tasty smoked porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Cask at the bow bar. Pours deep brown, nose is light roast malts, chocolate, taste is smooth, roasted, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7501) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
(Cask at Craft Clerkenwell, London, 11 Apr 2014) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate, coffee, black rye bread and a touch of smoke. Fruity, malty taste with chocolate, coffee, caramel, black rye bread and a generous coffee bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well made porter. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask @ The Linen Hall, Enniskillen [300414]
Pitch black, tan head, good lacing
Aroma of dark fruity malts, plum
Taste of roasted malts, dark malts, bit smoky, dab of dark fruits, dry bitter cocoa, interesting beer, tasty
Palate - Medium body, good rich body for the abv, fairly oily. Finish quite dry, some dark chocolate, light smoke
Overall - Good bit smoky porter, quaffable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1379) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Pint at the Hope Tap in Reading. Black with red highlights and a bubbly head. Light smoked and chocolate malt aroma. Tasty light smoke flavour, with good body and a hint of licorice at the end, but also dry. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (6301) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
Cask (Brigantes, York) - Black in colour. Plain chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of smoke in the aroma. Fairly full-bodied taste with notes of roasted malt, liquorice and plain chocolate detected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2014 - Very Dark Reddish Brown (almost Black) in colour. Creamy light brown head. Very Malty; burnt malts, charcoal, very burnt malts, ash. Any other flavours? Say choc or fruit or hops? Who knows. Unfortunately the incinerated malts totally dominate the taste. Subtle it ain’t. Verdict - Looks great, but it is bitter burnt malty throughout. Not at all enjoyable. Although I bought a pint, I could only drink half; the first time that has happened in over 20 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2549) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Cask six chimneys jdw Wakefield. Ruby black colou good beige head and lacing. Aroma is dark fruits roasted malts taste is similar with good smokiness and long lasting bitter finish. Medium body soft carbonated. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16051) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Cask handpull at The County Hotel Ashford. Black beer lasting tan head. Good nick Coffee and chocolate on the aroma. Great mouthfeel. Coffee and chocolate finish. Good beer worth a second pint.

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