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Brewed by Growler (prev Nethergate)
Style: Porter
Sudbury, England

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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled and pasteurised at McMullen brewery for Nethergate.
Brewed according to a 1750’s Porter recipe.
Ingredients: Challenger hops, wheat flour, and crystal, black, and Maris Otter pale malts


JohnCook101's rating

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnCook101 (312) - - DEC 2, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with thick darkish head. Aroma of malt and smoke. Slight sweetness, which is not overpowering, leads to toffee, malt, toast and yeast followed by a smooth, mildly bitter coffee finish. A well balanced and enjoyable dark water ale.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Malty, toffee aroma. Black colour with ok head. Nice caramel flavour up front with roasted nut and chocolate. Slightly bitter finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (788) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Dark copper. Beige head and lacing. Gentle aroma of fine hops, dark caramel and port. Similar taste. A bit on the sweet side. Decent drinkability. Low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (679) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2014
dark fruit smell...taste is the same...much like other english porters...slightly bitter, a low malty sweetness residing, nothing really special here... straight forward beer

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (751) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Hazy garnet colour. Very thick head colored light khaki. Good bit of chocolate in the nose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - Dark Reddish-Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, liquorice, coffee. Spicy. Hoppy. Bitter, slightly sour, porter. Bitter roasted malty dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco in Windsor. Muddy black beer. Thin cream head. Smokey cocoa. Buttery with figgy treacle pudding. Some date and blackcurrant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Deeper brownish pour with a soapy head. Chocolate and grain, some mild dark fruit, but a bit missing the mark for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
500 ml bottle into pint glass, L1125 bottle code. Pours fairly crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, fig, cocoa, brown bread, molasses, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, cocoa, molasses, raisin, fig, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, brown bread, cocoa, raisin, fig, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a moderately creamy and slightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice English porter style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RxForHealth (152) - - JAN 1, 2014
Dark pour with long-lasting head. Aroma of roasted chocolate that continues in the palate. Nicely balanced and a nice long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1929) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Very dark clear ruby brown with a rim head and streaks of lace. Taste is toasted caramel malt that stays true to the malt, growing somewhat through the palate before turning slightly bitter for a smooth, lingering finish. A really solid porter with no pretense or extra business - just the malt and the yeast and the hops. Recommended.


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