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Brewed by Loddon Brewery
Style: Porter
Dunsden, England


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Seasonal - Easter.
A Porter brewed with Chocolate and Amber malts and real chocolate! The classic Fuggle hop is used, resulting in a beer that is complex and satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
Cask@Reading BF. Agree that it tasted a bit like a dunkel. Some choc/caramel, with a slight toastyness. Nice, light, soft mouthfeel, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
Gravity at Reading Beer Fest, with Kook, Duff, Chris_o and Joeh. Tastes like a Dunkel - choc and some sweetness + carbonated, straightness. Flat, slightly peppery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2005
Deep mahogany colour, but not that dark for a porter. I must admit that, whilst it did seem to have some chocolate malt notes, I wouldn’t have spotted that there is actual chocolate in the mix. Plummy fruit, juicy malt. Dry, but not very full bodied. Quite smooth and without the sour edge that I usually expect from a porter. A nice enough beer, but the style is a bit confused. Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival 2005.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2005
Brown in colour. Mild choc aroma. Fruity chocolate flavour. Medium silky mouthfeel. Bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2005
Cask @ Reading Festival. A dark beer with amber hue. Chocolate malt and fruity. Tasty beer but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Wellington, Birmingham. Brown beer with cream head. Interesting beer, I didn’t come up with a Porter in my notes. Overwhelmingly a burnt mollasses type flavour, sweet with a distint flavour of Pear Drops and a smokey burnt wood note. I enjoyed it, it worked ok for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2004
This must have sounded a good idea when they thought of putting chocolate in a beer but it doesn’t really come off - too sweet to distinguish any other flavours apart from chocolate malt. (Cask @ Reading BF)

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