Brewed by Kelburn
Style: Porter
Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask, Regular;
A unique combination of 5 malts and 3 hops producing a smooth, dark, spicy porter with hints of chocolate and blackcurrant.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18527) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2505) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
Cask at the Commercial Inn, Dunfermline. Pours dark brown, tan head. Light carbonation. Roasty malted, chocolate, coffee, bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2904) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Cask at SRAF. Pours dark brown. Nose is dark and roasted malts, chocolate. Taste is quite smooth, dryish bitter, chocolate, light roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Cask pint at The Captain James Lang (JDW) in Dumbarton. More head than expected, which is off white.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (570) - Hamilton, 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 (9449) - 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 (10620) - 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 (2570) - 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 (6356) - 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 (7850) - 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 (12511) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50