Brewed by Knops
Style: Porter
North Berwick, Scotland


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ianwelby (987) - - JUN 15, 2013
(Bottle) Black or near-black beer with a beige head and a sweet, toasty-malt aroma. The first taste is a malt and hop mix but it’s a dry, fruity finish that makes it. The fruit lingers nicely too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sound67 (602) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2015
[Robin Hood Beer Festival, Nottingham Castle, 2015] - Knops Brewery, North Berwick, Black Cork, 6.5%. Pitch black, small beige head. Intense dark chocolate and nut flavours, mild roasted malts. Medium body, hardly watery, mild carbonation. Sweetish licorice and roasted malt flavors at the start. getting drier in the middle, with espresso coffee flavour. Dry coffee finish and after taste, the latter flavoured with licorice. Satisfying stronger stout with an appealing mix of licorice and espresso flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2813) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Gravity at the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival. Pours mahogany with a frothy cream head. Mild chocolate aroma. The taste is nice and chocolatey with light spice and tabocco. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (2618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
26.1.2015. Very dark, slightly oily. Nose has dark fruits, ash. Flavour is somewhat thin and lame. Some dark fruits, dark malts, dryish. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (1518) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
50cl bottle @ home from Edinburgh. Body is dark brown, Head is small, brownish, creamy, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is light roasty, fruity, Aroma is very dark chocolate, quinine, coffee, light herbs, light smoke, coal, black tea, excellent balance. Medium sweet, heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting dark chocolate, quite hoppy but cocolate flavor covers it. Deep throath roasty bitterness. Full body, slick texture, average carbonation. Not too heavy, very tasty, excellent dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3848) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Cask at Pig’s Ear, near black with a lasting taupe head, fruity ashy nose with herby hoppiness, full bodied and bitter-sweet, with liquorice, black treacle and hints of citrus. Ashy dry finish with more liquorice and a herby bitterness. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Cask at vintage. Pours black, sweet velvety roast chocolate with dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3100) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Cask at The Stockbridge Tap. Black body with ruby highlights. Thin beige cap that gradually fades. Nice lacing. Aroma of plum, ash and peppery biscuit. Flavour of treacle and plum. Bitter, burnt finish. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. A rich, flavoursome beer. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beechner224 (1000) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottleshare thanks to homer. Pours black, decent head, tan. Aroma is roasty, light. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle thanks to Craig (hic). Nose is full of chocolate and cocoa powder. Taste is slightly roasty with some coffee. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (965) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Big, dark roasty aroma with some light dark chocolate character. Deep dark brown, mostly black, small tan head. Roasty, coffee, dark chocolate notes. Thinnish/watery mouthfeel as expected for Porter. roastiness is smooth, light semi sweet character.

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