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Kelburn Cart Noir

Brewed by Kelburn
Style: Porter
Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask, Regular;
A unique combination of 5 malts and 3 hops producing a smooth, dark, spicy porter with hints of chocolate and blackcurrant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (244) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
Cask at Sloans. Dark black with a thin, off white head. Liquorice aroma, flavour is dried fruit and a little spice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5738) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
Cask at the white lady. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Taste is rich, coffee, cocoa. Live balance of bitter and sweet on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Cask at cafe royale. Pours black, sweet chocolate, vanilla, dry and roasty, light fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a near black, with a dense beige head. Aroma was very hard to discern; some dark malt, spice and sweet fruit. Fairly light mouth feel. Liquorice and mild roast malt flavours, with caramel. Finish was burnt sugar, prunes and treacle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2919) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Gravity cask at Twickenham Beer Festival. Black, small bubbly tan head. Aroma is molasses, coffee breath. Body is very light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is thin, watery, some light malt and coffee coming through but the overall impression is a very mild and sweet beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 22 Nov 2013) Black colour with brief, frothy head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Malty, roasted taste with dark chocolate, coffee, dark bread, raisins, prunes and a generous roasty bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Well made and tasty porter. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8499) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Cask at white horse. It pours black with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, light smoke, rubber, bonfire and liquorice. The taste is wood, earth, roasted malt, tangy dark fruit, berry, toast, charcoal and coffee grinds with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Rather tasty and well-rounded.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Cask at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, sweetness and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2512) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
Cask at Blackfriars, Glasgow. Not a bad porter. Dark, white head. Dark chocolate taste, could be a bit more intense, but overall quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, strong coffee, dark dark roasted. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120807]

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