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Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)

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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. A dark roasty ale.
Based on a 1750's recipe from the old Taylor Walker brewery for a mild with corriander. Launched in 1988 without the corriander as an Old Ale. The corriander version is sold as Umbel Magna. In 1994 the style was changed to a Porter. In 1998 sugar was removed from the recipe and the abv was dropped from 5.5% to 5%.
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Crystal, Black malts and Wheat Flour; Challenger hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (373) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2014
Dark pour, small foam head, aroma is dark roast malt, red wine. Taste is coffee, roast malt, some acidity, bitter finish. Very nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dtater (27) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Nice aroma & a pleasant porter from start to finish. Good brew just nothing stood out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4600) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2013
Tap at Maypole, Cambridge.
Very dark brown color with medium off-white head. Roasted malt aroma together with, coffee, chocolate, citrus hops. Taste, roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, caramel, big amount of floral hops. Hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Dark, thick head.... Malty, Bitter, very smooth... lovely - flavour develops nicely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjsint (772) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Brownish black porter, tastes of liquorice, caramel with woody/smoke overtones. Intensely satisfying. Note that it is often sold under ’Growler Brewery’ imagery although Nethergate remains the brewery name.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby - 17/04/13. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a good sized beige head that retains well. Nose is treacle toffee, dark malts, light strains of coffee, grain, mineral notes. Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, background chocolate, dark fruits, nutty tones. Medium bodied with a little bite, moderate carbonation, dry in the finish with a hint of bitterness. Ok stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo (596) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Cask from The Ivory Peg, Chelmsford. Dark brown, with quite strong roasted biscuit aroma. Enjoyable, though was served a little too cold which may have affected the appreciation of the beer as have had this better before, elsewhere. May re-rate after next time.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with thick white head. Aromas and flavours are chocolate, fruits and sweet malts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4361) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
Cask at The Maypole, Cambridge. Golden brown pour with a broken white head. Fruity aroma with a smooth bitter malty taste. Lovely palate. A super ale and probably better cask than bottled.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3128) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
Dark brown colour. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa. Flavour is sweet and a bit sticky. Nice malty flavour. A bit like malt loaf.


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