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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 ‘KK’ 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
A pitch black colored beer, with a dark beige head. The aroma of dark malts, some liquorice juice, a lttle flowery. The taste is moving from some bitter to strong hop bitter, roasted malts, coffee notes with dark fruits. The aftertaste is strong bitter with notes of roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Smells of dark malts, grassy hops, mellow honey. Tastes roasted, with a medium bitter, and a small sweetness. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied. Reminds me of Struise Outblack, but with some additional porter qualities.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of Joes. Pitch black color, small brown head. Smell hops, some fruityness and lightly hints of flowers. Taste malts, roastyness, hops and bitter. Bitter, lightly roasty finish. Mediim carbonation, medium body.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Bootsy7086 (1) - , Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2012 does not count
Given it is the recreation if a beer from 1901 I give it leway for tasting like a bad homebrew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4078) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with tan head. Roasted malt, cocoa, grapefruit, bitter hops, earthy, and some fruit notes. Decent beer, similar to black IPA if there is such a thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (7932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a dark murky reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy dark ten head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus, earthy notes and plums. The taste is bitter roasted malts, citrus, stone fruits, coffee, chocolate and leather. Medium-full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roast and cocoa with dank hops. Flavor is smoke and ash with big dry roast notes and earthy hops finishing dry. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (671) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
Pours black with a thick brown head that lasts. Nose is sweet and citrusy - very pleasant. Wonderful body - combines the great qualities of a porter with the hoppiness of an IPA. Flavours of coffee, sweet malts with a nice bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (3760) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle courtesy of HenrikSoegaard cons 2011-09-24 Göteborg AR: cream brulee, chocolate AP: dark brown body, 1 cm dark creme beige head F. smokey, heavy bitterness, caramel, roasted malt

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2011
Courtesy of nisse666. Pours pitch black with a nice creamy tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is fruity, malty, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is fruity, apples, bitter, peppery, malty and lightly roasted. Finishes longlived bitter and malty.


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