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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special holiday porter is made for winter - rich and warming, the way they like it at the North Pole. It was inspired by this famous line from a well-loved childrenís storybook:

"And Santa sat on his great butt, enjoying a hardy brew..."

In case you find that amusing, the brewer hastens to point out that in England, "butt" refers to a certain sized barrel, in fact, holding 108 Imperial gallons. Back in the day it was quite a normal thing for a brewery to put its beer up in a large butt for storage. Still snickering, eh? Get your mind out of the gutter, or Santa will be skipping your house entirely this year.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle leftover from the Christmas party I host every year. Pours a deep brown to black with a very small tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is thin toffee and chocolate with peat. Taste is cola, thin chocolate candy, bland. Overall, not Christmas.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft at Monks. Very dark clear copper pour with a light froth. Potent dark red fruit. Cherries jubilee. Plum pudding. Nuts. Rich Christmas brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (991) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
.5l bottle @ Brickís Pours dark red, almost black. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, nutty. Dark fruits. Flavor is nuts, coffee, roasted malts. Dark fruits. Purned palate and after taste. A bit boring somehow though...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lambister (205) - FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
50 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a long lasting and small tan head. Has a mild roasted malty and chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted malty chocolate flavor follows.Too light to keep flavors strong and finishes quickly to mild spices.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6734) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a dark tan head. Chocolate and caramel aroma with malt. Caramel and chocolate flavor. Medium bodied. Chocolate and caramel linger with malt.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Aroma has some mild chocolate and some herbal notes, perhaps borage. There is a slight coffee note as well but all aroma is very mild. Flavour adds a chunk of sweetness and fades really fast. Over all an OK but a bit dull beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Looks good, ruby brown and clear, nice brown head that lasts and leaves sticky lacing. The aroma and flavor have a slight astringent note, a little bit of metallic as well. Toasty, nutty, malty, and a little bit of roasty flavors and smells are noted. I note a little graininess and some sweetness, like brown sugar. The body could be thicker, itís a bit thinner than Iíd prefer my porters. Overall itís an interesting choice, but not particularly outstanding.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hanoi (354) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Nose is roast, some coffee. Faded almost immediately. Taste is cola, leading to slight coffee, faint bread and yeast, a little pepper and spice in the finish. Bland. Mouthfeel is thin. This is really bland and not a porter, Iím surprised by the good reviews.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
toml219 (203) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Appearance- very dark brown with very little head Aroma- roasted dark malty aroma T/ P - – Not too heavy for such a dark beer malty somewhat sweet Nice and smooth light carbonation Overall- Very drinkable, nice on a cold winter night or an early spring with a slight breeze would get it again if I could find it locally.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piero1987 (645) - Iglesias, ITALY - SEP 12, 2013
Dark brown with cremy head. Nice malt caramel and spicy aroma. Light sweet with some alchol notes.


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