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Kirkstall Black Band Porter

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Brewed by Kirkstall
Style: Porter
Leeds, England

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Status uncertain;


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours black with a thin beige head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, light sweet malt. Taste is more fruity, coffee and chocolate still there though. Roasted bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3444) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
Cask at Blacksheep. Black with a tan head. Aroma is milk coffee. Flavour is roast malt, cream, brown sugar on a dry roast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2898) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, coffee, chocolate, hint of dark fruit. This was excellent, top work from Kirkstall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Cask at ushers. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, cocoa, taste is dry, sweet, chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
Cask at Pure Bar & Kitchen, Birmingham. Pours dark brown with a single finger tan coloured head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, toffee, caramel, some sweetness, vanilla. Taste of initial roasted malts, then some coffee, earthiness, dark fruits, some woodiness and a nice bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6039) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK tap takeover, London. It pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee beans, wood, toffee, vanilla. Taste is roasty, earthy with notes of espresso, roasted grains, wood, dried fruits, candy sugar. Finishes bitter and dry. Overall, tasty

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2578) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Cask west riding. Red black thin tan head lacing. Aroma is coffee chocolate roasted malts. Taste is same dark fruits slight smoke good bitterness. Nice sticky full body. V good porter

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8270) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Halifax Beer Festival. Very dark red with a very thin head. Has a very sweet nose with lots of sugar, although a tad less in taste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schmaranoia (10) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Dark amber in colour with a good coffee or parchment head. Excellent balance of coffee and medium malts. Good sweetness, but with rather a strong alcohol taste for a porter of this strength. I would say that this is a very good example of a British Porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in September 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Ruby black in colour with a light creamy buff head. Sweet malty aroma with treacle toffee and mocha coffee notes present. Superb thick creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Dark complex malts give a huge spectrum of flavours. Initial roast malts give a smokey roast grain flavour which gives way to a smooth treacle tart base with juicy dates, raisins, sultanas and molasses. A vague hint of damp earthy hops in the short aftertaste but this fades away. Finish is strong and malty with rich notes of plain chocolate, mocha coffee, treacle fudge, liquorice and vanilla oak cask flavours full in the mouth. This was the best porter by far at the Paisley Beer Festival and I had a few! Highly recommended and well worth seeking out if you like a decent porter.


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