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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Once upon a time, on Friday, November 15th, 1901, an Edwardian brewer stepped into a London brewhouse and brewed a beer that confounds expectations many years later. An ale darker than most Porters that uses more hops than a modern IPA. Thanks once again to the talents of brewing historian, Ron Pattinson, we can reproduce this moment in time from the original brewday document. This ĎKKí beer is brewed with several pale malts, brown malt, caramelized brewing sugars and two classic English hop varieties, Bramling Cross and Kent Goldings. O.G. 1.075, 7.8% ABV.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to Reynolds314! Pours murky chestnut with a medium brown creamy head that dissipates with nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty, nutty, toffee, bready, a bit woody perhaps. Complex. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, malty, nutty, earthy body. Really strongly bitter finish takes away from an otherwise nice beer. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AmericanHobo (35) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
A much darker than normal porter. More of a black ale than a strong ale especially with the lower ABV

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13224) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, 66cl, from trade with Papsoe. It pours a very dark brown body topped by a dense, two-finger tan head. Old leather, licorice, mothballs, loft and a burnt touch in the aroma. Itís semi-sweet on the palate, with some alcohol notes, burnt malts and leather. Not as much licorice as in the aroma, but some is there. Itís soft and full-bodied on the palate, faintly warming and it dries up towards the end. I have problems with this one. I mean, itís lovely as hell, complex and tasteful, really enjoyable, but itís sort of like nothing else Iíve had. Would be wonderful to get hold of the receipe and try it for myself. 130405

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2994) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Draft. Dark ruby bordering on brown with a thick cap of soapy head that laced all the way down. nose is old shoe leather and English malt. Flavor is dry roast, old brunt coffee and again the old leather note. Medium body with normal carbonation. Iím still learning about this style so itís hard for me to understand what the brewer intended here. Interesting and odd.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (569) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap @ Ale House. Dark motor oil black with a persistant 3 finger head. Aromas of hay, fig and tropical fruit. Starts caramel, giving way to smokey roasted malt to the point of ash, with some hop bitter and a touch of heat. Coats the roof of the mouth with an oily finish. Good with greasy food.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, berries, yeast, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, berries, yeast, caramel. Bitter finish. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, faint alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some caramel. Medium body, light resin.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
Very strong, and invitingly sweet aroma undercut by roasted malts and complemented by fruity esters and lightly spicy hops. Darkest mahogany brown body is topped by a thick, fine-bubbled, frothy, brown head that lasts well and coats the sides of the glass. Flavour offers everything the aroma suggests: it is quite hoppy, fairly bitter yet also quite sweet and the roasted malts are plentiful. Full-bodied with soft bubbly effervescence that keeps it from feeling cloying or heavy. Quite a remarkable beer! Cellar temperature. Bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2239) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2013
Rating this off of some weak ass notes.
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber
Aroma: perfumy
Taste: chocolate and roasted malts
Overall: didnít really care for this beer, I had a hard time pulling out anything from this beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1113) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
Reading the description this should taste like a modern day Black IPA, but it doesnít. The taste is malt heavy. There are hops, but not pronounced. Appearance is muddy brown with white thick head.


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