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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34777) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30913) - 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 (29224) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20662) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19327) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14195) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13599) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10276) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10141) - 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.


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