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


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - October to January

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1833) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
Cask at Pigs Ear fest 2010. Deep brown/black coloured pour with medium beige head on top. Fruity, roasty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, hoppy, slight bitterness, coffee, hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
Cask handpull at The Ship & Mitre, Liverpool. Very very deep ruby colour with lasting tan head. Good toasty roasty porter. Some fruit on aroma. some sulphur in mouth. Roasted, quite harsh porter, but with some lovely blackcurrant fruit. Dry finish with some roasted blackcurrant flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with tan head. This is a porter with lots of liquorice notes, nutty and hoppy bitterness and fruity. Very pleasant and well served.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ The National Winter Ales Festival 2008, Manchester, UK. Clear dark red brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, roasted, coffee, licorice. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (170108)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2008
A Sim rate (Winter Beer Fest): Plum, caramel and chocolate in the aroma with a hit of coffee. It’s like really gourmet coffee beans where the aroma is subtle but amazing. Very bitter mouthfeel with malty coffee finish. Quite yeasty. Too bitter and pungent but quite a nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2008
Cask at Manchester Winter ale festial 08 ... Deep brown black ... roast chocolate malt ... roast malt bit bitter ... some chocolate ... lots of roast malts ... a wee bit rough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 12/12/2002 Dark red coloured and slightly rich on the palate. Malty with a dry finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Old Market Tavern, Altrincham 03/02/2008 Small white head. Roast aroma. Dark red coloured and a little rich on the palate with a hint of clove spice. Smooth and slightly bitter lasting oyster roast finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Ship Inn, Chester 13/02/2010 Roast aroma. Creamy head. Dark red coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a bitter and slightly dry lasting finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23678) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockhlm, Sweden.
Black. Deep roasty aroma with hints of coffee. Near full bodied with chewy maltiness and pleasant warming mouthfeel. Well hopped with salty, really bitter finish. A top notch cask porter!

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