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Oakham Black Hole Porter

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Brewed by Oakham
Style: Porter
Peterborough, England

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Big, dark malt flavours in this almost black beer combine with a sweet, fruity hop taste to make this strong porter exceedingly drinkable for it’s strength.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6916) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Covent Garden, London, 26 Apr 2015) Black colour with foamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with black coffee, cacao and liquorice. Malty, roasted, slightly fruity taste with notes of dark chocolate, liquorice, sweet black coffee, dark fruit and a balanced roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well made porter with a fruity touch. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1397) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Cask at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Very dark brown, creamy head. Lacing is impressive. Sweet marshmallow, liquorice and Ovaltine aroma. The initial innocuous sweet taste quickly turns bitter, chalky and intense. Medium palete. Plentiful natural carbonation. In one word: good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5837) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Black with a creamy off-white head. Full-bodied ale with both a sweet and fruity nose. It’s less stated in its taste, but those aspects are here against the backdrop of darker malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate and lactose. Medium body, flavour is bitter chocolate, earthy, roast malt, dryness lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (809) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 30, 2014
Cask at the Hope, Carshalton 29/7/14. Pours black with a thin white head. Aroma of chocolate, smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Tasted this at the GRAF, in The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, gravity dispense. Pours a dull black with a thin buff head. Malty aroma with sweet notes of dark Bournville chocolate in the long nose. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a dry chocolate sponge base with sweet black treacle present in the mouth. There is a slight note of damp earthy hops present in the brief aftertaste but this fades fast. Malt returns in the sweet finish with burnt treacle and plain chocolate flavours evident in the palate. An ok session porter but lacked the body and complexity of Milton Nero despite the higher ABV!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (399) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Black colour with thick beige head taste is sweetish with chocolate mocca and grain

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (295) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Keg at Glasgow Real Ale Festival. Bitter and fruity with hints of liquorice. Aftertaste is caramelised fruit. Very nice

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
2nd June 2014
Craft Covent Garden. Cask. Hazy dark amber - brown beer, pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and light with fine carbonation. Tangy but mild dark malts. Little creamy lactose. Whispers of roast and dark chocolate. Light semi dry finish. Fine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9030) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Cask at CP&K. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is bitter-sweet, earthy, chocolate, roasty, sweat, toast and earth. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasty, earth, chocolate, treacle, dark fruits, charred wood and a touch of pepper with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Solid porter.


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