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Brewed by Portobello
Style: Porter
Kensington, England

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, - DEC 15, 2013
Cask at The Roebuck. Pours extremely dark brown, almost black with a thick, fine beige byways that it’s moderately long lived and doesn’t leave much lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt and some caramel. Taste is mild bitterness. No carbonation.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7346) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Had this on Handpump at JDW, Shepherds Bush, London, Tuesday 12th August 2014 Pours dark brown with light beige head. Really roasty lots of chocolate and cocoa, very decent. Lasting roasty bitterness. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Cask handpull, The Merchant, Rugby, Dads’ Day/Strike Day Crawl, 15/06/14. Beige-draped dark ruby. Good rotting leaves in a drainpipe filled with instant coffee aroma. Chocolate lime, cream, fine sieved cocoa and roast taste with a mellow roasted linger. Probably Beer of the Day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 29 Jan 2013. Poured a very dark brown, with an off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, cocoa and some not-too-overpowering coffee. Roasted malt flavours, with some burnt sugar and some spruce-like hop character. Finish was nice lingering bitter dark chocolate, burnt malt and treacle.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
awest (4) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014 does not count
Poured into pint glass from draft. Pours a dark ruby colour, lively head that settles quickly. Aromas of chocolate and coffee but nothing special. Taste is toasted malt, slight sourness, quite bland overall though with little to no finish. Mouthfeel is quite thin. Not the worst brew but certainly not the best.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1579) - WALES - MAY 17, 2014
Short review due to social. Cask at the College Arms London, served in pint glass. Black, small white head. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation. Taste is watery with some ash and milk chocolate, slightly astringent, soft bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3715) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask @ The Works, Sowerby Bridge. Very dark with a thick creamy off-white head. Has a nutty character with a slightly dry finish in the palate. There’s some chocolate in the nose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1017) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Aroma: chocolate, roasted malts, hints of coffee. Appearance: dark brown/black, medium beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets getting a bit more intense, very smooth, quite nice coffee and roasted flavours. Overall: very nice Porter, smoothness is quite amazing. Beer at the White Horse, Parson’s Green.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ EBF14 2013, 14th Egham Beer Festival, Egham United Services Club (EUSC), 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, England TW20 9PE.

Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee - dusty coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, medicine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. ( I had the feeling that the bar line was not cleaned !! since I got the first ½ pint of the day ) [20130328]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Cask at the Queens Head WC1. Dark brown and slightly thin looking. A smooth and roasty beer, I got coffee which seems odd as everyone else says chocolate..hmm. Tasty enough without being particularly memorable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
Cask at the Gunmakers, London. Very dark. Chocolate, coffee, lovely sweet chocolate flavour.


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