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Brewed by Pictish
Style: Porter
Rochdale, England

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask; Seasonal - November to March.
A marvellously complex black beer. A mellow bitterness and subtle hop aroma balance the robust amber and roast malt flavours.


mr_h's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3548) - Ayr, - DEC 29, 2012
Cask by handpump at 3 Judges, Glasgow - black ale, bubbly beige head, chocolate malt aroma, some lacing, coffee / chocolate malt flavour, oily feel, rather bitter for a porter


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1458) - 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 (1939) - 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 (5640) - 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 (6166) - 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 (4710) - 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 (6033) - 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 (3759) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1117) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Cask at Knott Bar, Manchester. Dark brown shade with a creamy cap. Malty, coffee-accented aroma and taste with hints of cola and treacle on the tongue. Ends slightly dry. Mouthfeel is just keeping above thin. Nice porter if not very attention-grabbing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a dark colour, taste is coffee like with a nice maltyness, palate is rich, a very good beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3881) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Strong roast malt aroma. Flavour of coffee, chocolate and burnt malts. Finish is coffee.


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