Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Porter
Henley-on-Thames, England


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask & Bottled, Regular;
Deep amber with a ruby glow and creamy tan head. Rich chocolate aroma with a hint of smoke. Creamy texture combines caramel and chocolate flavours finishing dry with bitterness from the dark malts and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20619) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Bottled (from Utobeer, London). Very deep ambery brown colour, close to black, with a big foamy beige head. Aroma is nutty, roasted malts, some quite ashy notes as well as some mild earth. Flavour is ashes, some roasted malts, mild nuttyness as well some slight dark fruits. Rather pleasant but on the border to too much ashes and roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber/brown with small tan head. Flavour is malt, little smoke, caramel, chocolate, bitter, dry, hops and a little bonfire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2011
Half, from keg@The White Horse at Parsons Green, London. A creamy beige head, upon a translucent reddish brown body. Mild chocolate and coffee in the aroma. A note of ash and dark dried fruits. Taste has a clean malt profile. Sourish with a fine dryness. Choco and fruit tones. Properly hopped, earth and mild spices. Medium full. Lively and fresh in the mouth. Light roasty, ashy and peppery malt ending. A pretty good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10617) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
Bottle at T. Mathews tasting Randers Bryghus. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Slightly smoked. Heavy bitter powerfull roasted flavor. Long nice moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 10, 2011
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting, Randers Brewery. Clear brown with a reddish tinge, with off-white head. The aroma are mainly smoke and dark roasted malt with notes of licorice. The taste is sweet, and follows his nose, and moderate bitterness. Slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2011
[330ml bottle, UtoBeer at Borough Market] Pours ruby red and highly effervescent, huge white head – looks like a Coke float. Subsides after a while. Smoky, chocolate aroma, fruit as well – the nose is fabulous. Chocolate on the palate, quite bitter – and prickly from the carbonation. Noticeable smoke on the aftertaste. Lovely stuff [21092011]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Keg at the Euston Tap’s Black Friday. Pours clear brown with with a small, foamy head. Holds a mild toasted malt aroma with hints of caramel. Medium sweet flavor, notes of bready toast, caramel, light chocolate, faint grass. Medium in body with average, smooth carbonation. Balanced finish, more toasty malts, some burnt sugar, caramel, mild earth. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
33cl bottle courtesy of my Dad. I met the brewer a few years back, a transplanted American torn between serving the market that existed and dreaming of making more assertive, bigger American micro styles. Pours a quite clear chestnut brown with some orange tints. Voluminous off white head, decent lacing. Aroma has some smoky malt right up front, hints of cocoa and coffee. Taste is much the same, a tad watery but I often find this with genuine English porters. Finishes a bit brackish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Malty, chocolatey aroma. Richly flavoured but quite thin bodied, chocolate, odd sour note, dry finish. Harsh carbonation. I could imagine this being quite nice on cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting, Randers Bryghus. Nice head with good duration. Aroma and taste are smoke, roast malt, licorice notes, malt and hops.

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