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Brewed by Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: Porter
Heywood, England

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Seasonal - October to January


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Cask at Sheffield Tap. Nearly black. Thin, tight, lasting all the way down, milky coffee coloured head. Lovely looking beer. Aroma is dark, vinous fruit. Roast malt. Some licorice. Taste is dark fruit dry, with a hint of treacle sweetness. Long, dry roasty finish, with some bitterness. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21504) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2013
Cask at Charlies. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and licorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and bread with notes of hops and eucalyptus. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11451) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Dark amber beer with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma, chocolate, sweet licorice, raisins, prunes, citrus notes, some vanilla, some weak hop notes. Malty flavor, roasted, chocolate, sweet licorice, caramel, raisins, some soot. Drinkable but a bit thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2013
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Sat)
Soft mellow roast malts. Mellow sweet grains. A touch of bitter hops. A very good porter despite there being no jump-out features. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7396) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Cask at Charlie’s bar. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit. The taste is roasted malt, toast, caramel, dark fruit, coffee, decent bitterness and pepper with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Solid porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
Cask. Pours a deep, dark brown with a tiny, beige head. Nose is a little tart overripe fruit. Medium body, low carbonation, overripe dark dried fruit and quite some licorice. Hops are rather subdued. Nice and quite chewy. 300113

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31977) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2013
From cask at Charlies. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and light chocolate. Toasted malty, chocolate and toffee caamelish. Bitter chocolate and subdued sweetness. Lingering roasted malty and chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29842) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A pitch black beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, chocolate, soy sauce, and a bit of smoke, leading to a bitter roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1180) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
On cask at the congress, longton. Pours black with a tan head. Roasts, coffee, hop balance. Decent if a little thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Cask at JDW. Dark with a hint of ruby. Just over medium bodied; a tiny bit watery. Classic porter taste: fruits, chocolate, coffee. Nice and roasty. Perfect in the depths of winter.


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