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Brewed by Pictish
Style: Porter
Rochdale, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - November to end March.

A marvellously complex black beer. A mellow bitterness and subtle hop aroma balance the robust amber and roast malt flavours.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1665) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A deep brown colour with a medium of white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some caramel, slight coffee and subtle marshmallow. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, slight earth, a little caramel, a hint of dark fruits and subtle biscuit. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, dark fruit and roasted bitterness in the finish. A nice, tasty porter. Good roasted and chocolate flavours to begin with and ending with some fruit and earthiness. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Cask, on gravity, at Tewkesbury Winter Beer Festival, 5/2/2016. Black in colour, with a slight, off-white, head. Aroma of toasty malts, plain chocolate and leafy hops with some liquorice in the background. Flavour had more fruit, chocolate and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3929) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Cask@the Wellington, Birmingham. Black beer with red tint and medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, red fruit and a little coffee. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow on the 27th February 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Black ruby in colour with a thin off white head. Strong malty aroma with burnt grain husks very much in evidence. Thin oily mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a robust maltloaf base with strong roast malt to the fore and burnt grain flavours dominate the palate, along with bitter chocolate. There is a slight bitter prickle of hop resins percolating though in the short aftertaste. Finish is malty with sweet notes of treacle and dark bournville chocolate present in the mouth. This is a decent porter, full of complexity. Well recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3042) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Cask in the Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield. Pours mahogany with a cream head. Nice pleasant coffee aroma. Light bodied, but with some nice coffee flavour. Quite refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8307) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Very dark with a thin head. Light roasted malt aroma and taste with a light easy drinking smoothness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Cask at the Bow Bar. Pours black, roasty and chocolatey, bitter coffee, dry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6197) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 23 Jan 13. Svart. Lavt luftig skum. God sviskearoma. Søt. Smaken er tørr frukt med litt røstethet i bakgrunnen. Bra integrert. Litt tørr ettersmak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Cask at the Bow Bar. Pours black with a minimal red tinge. Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste has more dark chocolate and coffee. Medium body, creamy texture and a long dry finish. One of the highlights of the day, a lovely beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (5043) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2014
On tap at the Bow Bar winter beer festival. Appearance - opaque black with just a chink of red towards the bottom of the glass. Nose - bitter dark chocolate. Taste - liquorice and more dark chocolate. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - stunning porter.


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