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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.


Benjii's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JAN 30, 2012
On keg at The Holyrood 9A. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel and yeast. Chocolate flavour upfront with coffee and caramel again. Moderate carbonation and light CO2 prickle.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
On tap at the Small Bar, Bristol, 10/6/2014. Dark brown with a decent, tan head. Sweet, brown sugar and milk chocolate, some roasted malts and a decent finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2306) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Sweet caramel, rich, fruity, bitter, a little too cold.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Dark brown with a thick white head. Aromas of chocolate and red fruit. Thought it was a stout, turned out it was a porter, not surprised! More chocolate on the taste, sweet finish. not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1803) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Draught at BrewDog, Shepherd’s Bush on 5 April 2014. Poured a dark brown with a thin, but dense beige head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, molasses and cake. Dark malt flavours, with burnt sugar and candied fruits. Finish was burnt malt, liquorice and ripe berries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose, Windsor. This hazy dark brown beer pours with a huge foamy head. It has chocolate and roasted coffee flavours with slight vanilla and liquorice on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8727) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Tap at the brewery in Henley, 05/05/13. Dark mahogony brown with a thin beige head that retains well. Nose is roast malt, licqourice, dark toffee, grain, dark fruits. Taste comprises dates, raisens, toffee fudge, dark fruits, brown sugar. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast in a dry finish. Decent enough porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6871) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
Keg at the brewery. It pours murky deep brown with a small off-white. The nose is roasted malt, instant coffee, light smoke, leather, soy sauce and hint of marmite in the background. The taste is earth, roasted malt, toast, charred wood, some dark fruit, raisin and coffee with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A solid, drinkable porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at home .. dark brown ... creamy tan head ... soft toffee roast ... puff candi nose ... over fizzy ... way over fizzy ... dark chocolate malt roast ... light bitterness .. soft charcoal roast

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (899) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle at home and from the brewery tap in Henley 31st March 2012. Nice looking pour, good sweet aroma, great taste, pleasant sweet, strawberry? Good malt and chocolate and some smoke. A very pleasant and easy drinking beer


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