Brewed by Oakham
Style: Porter
Peterborough, England


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Cask @ CPK. The pour’s a hazy brown with a medium tan head. The nose is of light chocolate milk, some sweet nutella spread, light almond nut and earthy twigs. The taste is mild red fruits, earthy charred grain. Notes of sweet hazelnut spread. Creamy body with a lovely dry finish. Light and quite flavorful. Overall, a real winner. Nice one, Oakham!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4252) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 30, 2014
Cask at the Hope, Carshalton 29/7/14. Pours black with a thin white head. Aroma of chocolate, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1434) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (344) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Black colour with thick beige head taste is sweetish with chocolate mocca and grain

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabuzzer (187) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Keg at Glasgow Real Ale Festival. Bitter and fruity with hints of liquorice. Aftertaste is caramelised fruit. Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16890) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8068) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3564) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Cask @ Society Room JDW. Almost black, dark reddish brown, reasonable head. Fruity malt aroma & flavour. Smooth with bitter sweet aftertaste. Had a lot better from Oakham.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1332) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Cask in Craft Islington. Black colour, hint of red, not much of a head. Quite roasty, licorice, tar, a minor note of blackcurrant and...cocoa powder. Lots of favours going on, nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask in The Farmers Boy, St Albans. Ok, so i made the big mistake of drinking this after the Hop Devil IPA, which was deceptively light but lingering on the palate. Opaque very dark brown to black. Nose is lactic milky, light roasted, subtle chocolate. Taste is fresh cut plants, cut green stems, light milk chocolate, light roasted malt, little bit of hop tingle. Subtle porter which is delicate on the palate. Flavours of very light roasted malt and hop bitter on the finish. I might have to revisit as the Devils on my tongue.

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