Brewed by Kelburn
Style: Porter
Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A unique combination of 5 malts and 3 hops producing a smooth, dark, spicy porter with hints of chocolate and blackcurrant.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11674) - London, Greater London, - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Cask at Woodin’s Shades, Nicholson’s, London. Pours clear, dark brown with a sturdy, beige foam head. Pleasant roasted malt aroma, hints of flinty minerals, light dirt. Light sweet flavor with dry, roasty malts, very mellow chocolate, light burnt toast, hints of earthy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Some burnt sugars to finish, earth, light wood, burnt toast, mild minerals, touches of baking cocoa. An average porter. (3.5)

Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Clear, rich brown with a fine, beige foam head. Nice and roasty overall, some charred toast and milky cocoa. Very nice.(3.8)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1964) - WALES - 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 (6234) - 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 (7221) - 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 (3035) - 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 (2280) - 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 (35735) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
From cask at Half Way House. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate. Bitter, roasted, breadish and dark chocolate. Dry roasted and lingering malty. Bitter and roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3897) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012
Hand pulled at the Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. A very acceptable Stout? Porter? Very smooth. Some sweetness, some oil. Plenty of richness. Really drinkable. Thumbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask at the Falcon, Clapham Junction - 25/10/12. Mid black in appearance with a medium tan head. Roasty malts on the nose with a trace of coffee. Tastes of dark roast malts, coffee, chocolate, liqourice and a touch of leather. Medium bodied, light carbonation lending towards a dry finish. Decent cask porter.

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