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Luckie Ales 1896 Porter

Luckie Ales 1896 Porter
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Formerly brewed at Luckie Ales
Style: Porter
Glenrothes, Scotland


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Aromas of treacles and berry fruits, velvety smooth mouth feel. Coffee/treacly taste to start, with a liquorice and bitter chocolate finish.

jvhemert's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvhemert (377) - Edinburgh, - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle @ home AROMA: coffee, roasty, hint of chocolate APPEARANCE: black, brown foam, frothy, TASTE: medium bitterness, lightly sour, PALATE: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, astringent, long finish, OVERALL: very good porter especially taste-wise with oily palate, also no smoke just roast, mostly coffee,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thirstyboris (19) - Camperdown, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2015
Tasted at Dieu Du Ciel. Toasty, woody and earthy aroma and tastes great. Great winter beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, meaty, taste is chocolate, rich, dry roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours black with a thin, short lived, beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark stone fruit, liquorice. Taste has more of the same, plus a nice chocolate sweetness. Creamy texture, and needed to warmed up a fair bit. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Black body with a thin beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of raisins, treacle, liquorice and a faint hint of Twiglet ash. Flavour has zingy red fruits up front, then brown sugar, followed by a dry, biscuity finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Average carbonation. A full flavoured beer - a lighter, drier version of the incredible 1841 XXXP Porter I tried earlier today.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2013
Black with a nice thick, light brown head. Aroma is bread and yeast - a little overpowering and I think takes away from some really good flavours that are going on. Coffee malt and chocolate flavour and a little sour. Very lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from BeerHive, Edinburgh [180213]
Black, rich tan head, some lacing
Aroma of rich dark smooth malts with a dab of yeast
Taste of roasted malts, fruity dark malts, dab of yeast, touch of dark toffee, some chocolate, good flavour
Palate - Medium carb and body, creamy rich malts, Finish as main flavour, smooth rich dark chocolatey malts, bit of a dry roast finish, touch of a salty edge though that loses it some marks
Overall - Lot of flavour here - it’s a good porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Chocolate aroma with a ash roast edge. Flavour is roasty with milk chocolate and some chewy toffee. Nice smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2013
[330ml bottle, Cornelius Beer & Wine, Edinburgh] Black with a half-inch beige head. Fantastic roasty, dark aroma of deep molasses, charred wood and strong, bitter chocolate. Just a fabulous nose. Surprisingly large amount of liquorice on the taste, which goes after a while to be replaced by ashy bitterness, burnt coffee grounds. The mouthfeel is nice, if there wasn’t that tannic, ashy end it would be perfect. I like it, up until the long, smoky aftertaste. Would go very well with strong cheese, however [04022013]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Black with tan head that fades to a ring. Slightly ashy roasty aroma, also a little metallic, touch of solvent. Taste is quite robust, roasty and ashy. Quite fizzy with a dry finish. Nice.

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