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Oakleaf Piston Porter

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Brewed by Oakleaf
Style: Porter
Gosport, England

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - October to March.
A dry rich Porter with initial chocolate and toffee flavours that finishes with a liquorice and dry roast taste, leaving a lingering bitterness.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Very dark with a small light brown head. Has a small burnt aroma and a similar but mild taste to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
Cask at the Guide Dog, Southampton. Mahogany with a dense tan head; milk chocoalte aroma; sweet lactic flavour with some chocolate and malt; and a gently bitter, warming, toasty, finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2013
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Fri)
Lovely roast araom, milky. Quite burnt in the taste - fairly dry, but not ashy. In fact it’s very easy to drink. Hints of bitter chocolate. A nice roast finish with some gently sweet hops poking through too - good one!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Cask@Market Porter, London (backlog). Rubyish brown colour with a mediumsized off-white foamy head. Aroma is mild roasted malts, some slight grassy and herbal notes along with ashes. Flavour is ashy, a bit roasted malty, some raiains, liquorice and mild dark chocolaty notes as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011
Cask gravity at SIBA BF 2011 South East. Very dark brown beer. Has a bit of dark and dankness about iy. Some decent bitterness on finish. Decent dark beer. Yes a slight soutness yes a finishing bitterness. Bit over conditioned. Bit tight. Decent porter

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ 27th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2010, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, hay notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101201]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars’ Hampshire Beer Festival, Bristol 2/05/2011. Near black with a slight tan head. Sweet, caramel and milk chocolate aroma with a hint of roastiness. Flavour had dark fruits, chocolate and some liquorice, before a dry, roasty finish. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Cask at Pigs Ear fest 2010. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head. Roasty aroma. Tastes coffee, chocolate, roasty, caramel, slightly sweet. Decent porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
1st December 2010
Pigs Ear Fest. Clear dark brown beer, residual tan head. Dark malt nose. Fresh dark malt, slightly minerally. Low carbonation. Some tangy coffee and a pinch of dark chocolate. Trace of smoke. Turns a little sweeter before the semi dry finish. Nicely joined up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010
Gravity cask at the Pig’s Ear. Murky brown pour with a light beige film. Light toast aroma with nuts. Good and sweet with some caramel and brown sugar, medium roast malts, lightly dry bitters. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Some minerality in the finish, light roast, some brown sugar. Nice stuff.


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