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Nethergate Old Growler (Cask)

Brewed by Nethergate
Style: Porter
Sudbury, England


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1165) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep ruby brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, some burnt toast, slight chocolate and subtle spicy hops. Taste of roasted malts, burnt toast, some caramel, slight chocolate, a little smoke and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, burnt malt bitterness in the finish. An interesting porter, started quite sweet and ended dry, a decent burnt malt and soft hop combo in this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3478) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Cask@imperial, Walsall. Almost black beer with medium tan head and good lacing. Aroma of lightly roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of coffee. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (306) - - DEC 29, 2015
Nice one. Good strength. Aroma earthy with floral hints. Caramel and chocolate taste. Dark appearance. Like a lot and will try again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (834) - SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2015
At local Spoons. Dark brown with orange highlights. Rich creamy tan head. Some good smooth & earthy toasty bitterness and reasonable length. Structurally sound. Pretty good really and as I kast remember it about 10 years ago.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4187) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Crystal Palace, Glasgow (2 Dec 2015), roasted malt aroma, very dark blood red, brown with a thin, cream head and excellent lacing, dark fruits, toffee, creamy, good carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (5712) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2015
Cask@Crosse Keys JDW, London (30/11/2015) - pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, slight burnt dark malty notes, with chocolate, coffee, cocoa, dry roasty finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (519) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.05/pint. Dark ruby brown beer with a smooth, slightly bubbly cream head. The aroma is pleasant with sweet malt and light caramel and floral tones. The flavour is malt-driven with rich, sweet caramel and toffee, as well as smoky, toasty character and a good, crisp, bitter bite. A real winter warmer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (5784) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2015
(Cask at O’Connell’s, Tampere, 20150808) The beer poured clear and dark brown. Its head was medium sized, dense, nearly white and it lasted long. Aroma had toasted malts, sweetness and earth. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were toasted malts, earth, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had earth and bitterness. A very watery brew and the finish was almost unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (937) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
A dark ale. Looks a bit like cola. Hardly any head. Thin and tastes very syrupy. Quite sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (1017) - 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

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