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Brewed by Luckie Ales
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Glenrothes, Scotland
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Bottled, special
Resurrection beers are repilcas of brews from the distant past, which exist only in brewing archives. XXP Export Porter was last brewed by Younger of Edinburgh in 1841, at a time when they were exporting to North and South America, Canada and Australia. This beer is a full-bodied porter similar to Russian Imperial Stout. It is black, well-hopped and has an intense smoked, coffee flavour.


cgarvieuk's rating

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, - JUN 28, 2013
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing colapsing from big brown head ...soft dry blackcurrant toffee .... little too fizzy ... ruining it .... bitter front ... dark roast ... hint of coffee.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Luckie Ales XXP Porter ].
Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, tart malt - coffee, light soy sauce. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, soy sauce, licorice, chocolate, roasted, earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2565) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Cornelius Beer, Edinburgh. An inky black beer that pours with a large foamy brown head. It has very strong coffee and chocolate flavours, very strong roasted and leather notes and more bitter coffee and chocolate on the finish. Excellent!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3105) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
500ml bottle from Cornelius, Edinburgh - very dark brown near black, good beige head, roasted malty aroma, no lacing, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, faintest hint of smokiness, oily texture

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JohnRMurdoch (3414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
500ml bottle from Cornelius shared with mr_h. Very dark brown, big foamy head. Treacle toffee malt aroma. Sharp and sweet spicy treacle malt flavour. Strong viscous alcohol aftertaste. A bit sickly & unbalanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle at home. Slow gusher. It pours black with a gigantic tan head. The nose is coffee, earth, dark chocolate, nuts and salted liquorice. The taste is rich-roast, coffee grinds, dark chocolate, nuts, toast, salted caramel, with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body, high carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Its all about dark chocolate covered nuts. Interesting, flavoursome and good depth. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2939) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2013
A shared 50cl bottle @ allmyvinyl’s homebrew gathering. This ticks all the boxes you’d expect from the style but at this strength I’d want something that has more layers of flavour. There’s a lot of dark chocolate and coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4253) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2013
500ml bottle shared at home. Dark brown with a big tan head, a bit over-carbonated, and prickly on the palate because of that. Initially very fresh-tasting, but lots of toffee and chocolate and coffee coming through as it warms up. A woody note towards the end. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimsk (13) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle from Cornelius, Edinburgh. Very dark, very rich. Quite strong, dry coffee hoppiness. Perhaps a little too gassy, but nonetheless excellent for a cold autumn evening!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh [310813]
Very dark brown, bit of a gusher, huge frothy tan head, some lacing, good head retention
Aroma - Fruity caramel malts, some soft mellow roast, touch of yeast
Taste - Caramel malts, dark fruits, soft roasted malts, some liquorice, brown bread, slight coffee, alcohol very well hidden, fruity toffee, dab of yeast
Palate - Medium carb (after it had calmed down), fairly full body, smooth fruity quite sweet malts. Finish as main flavour, smooth, dark fruits, soft brown bread crust in linger
Overall - Decent Porter, palate smoother once the carbonation had calmed down.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (612) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Boys of big foamydeep tan head. Flat black.. Roaasty, sharp, animal, fizz.Interesting but not much joy.


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