Brewed by Ringwood (Marstonís)
Style: Porter
Ringwood, England


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter (Nov - Feb). Also available bottle conditioned.
Nose: Rich aromas of hop and toast.
Palate: Dry in the mouth with burnt malt notes, dry nutty finish.
Comments: Smooth drinking dark beer with delectable chewy malt character.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, roast barley extract. Challenger, Goldings and progress hops.
First brewed in Autumn 1980. Runner-up Winter Beer of the Year 2002.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arek (980) - Zielona Gůra & Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Cask 1 Pint, The Porterhouse, Bournemouth, England, UK.
Ciemnorubinowe piwo z puszystą i trwałą pianą. W smaku kremowe, przyjemnie palone i lekko kawowe z łagodnie wytrawnym finiszem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Clear yet deep dark red beer. Brief off white head. Light roast malt aroma. Thick smooth slightly powdery mouthfeel. Light toffee, roast malt. Lightly sweet. Lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - JAN 13, 2015
Cask. Dark chestnut brown with a medium sized beige head. Roasted malt, brown sugar, earthy, nuts, cocoa. Light flowery hops. Soft and filling. Medium body with some sweetness and bitterness to balance it. Dark malts in the finish. As it warms up it gets a bit more syrupy and some sulphor notes start to show without getting too offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 3, 2015
This has really changed and not for the better. Fairly light in body now. Gone is most of the toast but red fruit still there, closer to a best bitter now really

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Part of my 2013 backlog. Deep brown colour with a tan head. The aroma has chocolate caramel. The taste has more of this with licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Cask at JDW Streatham. Pours dark reddy brown with an off white head. Woody, ashy, dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit, lemon, coca cola, botanical stuff... A little acidic. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (3387) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Cask at the Prince Albert, Wall Heath. Pours very dark brown with a large head. Aroma is eggy coffee. Taste is strong, with lots of bitter coffee. A little liquorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (6817) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Cask at Cherry Reds; clear dark chestnut brown pour with a thin tan head, light fruit aroma, taste has sweet action along with dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8769) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Cask @ Bar Fringe, Manchester. Dark with a small red glow and a thin creamy off-white head. Has medium roasted malt aromas and taste, and a little soapy in its aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (862) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Cask at JDW wolves, thought this would be good but a bit bland, dark brown with a thin layer off white head, slightly cocoa coffee aroma, sweet chocolate taste and decent finish, not a bad beer just lacks a dominant flavour. Drinkable though. Not heavy.

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