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Rother Valley Blues

Brewed by Rother Valley
Style: Porter
Northiam, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Cask at the Harp - Covent Garden, London. Pours clear brown with a frothy tan head. The nose holds well toasted bread, light smoke and hints of chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with rich smoke and bacon, light chocolate, some earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Dynamic finish, pleasant smoked malts and bacon, burnt toast, light cocoa, charred wood, a bit of scorched earth. Solid porter. Good depth for 5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
Tiefschwarz mit kaum Kohlensäure. Der Antrunk ist sehr mild-weich, angenehme herb-röstmalzige Töne, der HT ist vollmundig, süffig, tolle Röstmalztöne, leicht herbe Note, der Ng ist röstmalzig mild, mittellang und leicht herb. --> sehr süffig-leckeres Bier. Ganz leicht wässrig, aber trotzdem toll! --> 13/12/12/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6077) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2011
50cl bottle from Waitrose, Tenterden. Deep mahogany with a chestnut gleam and a ring of cream head; the aroma has rich caramel and some nutty malts; rather thin in the mouth with treacle toffee flavour; and a gently bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, 29-02-10 Pours conker brown with some ruby glints, creamy off white head. Dark sugars on the nose and some malt. Soft and creamy in the mouth, some bitter toffee, touch on the warm side, tangy, its fine. A6 A4 F7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1976) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2009
Cask - White Cliffs Beer Festival. Black in appearance with a foamy beige head. Smoky, barbeque aromas with some roast coffee notes. Burnt malt flavours mixed with a dark chocolate bitterness, more coffee tones and a dry bitterness on the finish. Average body but given the % this is surprisingly diverse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Cask at the Eastbourne Beer Festival, 9th Oct 2008. Near black with berries and alcohol on the nose. Dark chocolate, malt, red fruits. Ok finish but a bit sweet and full bodied. Not as good as the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2007
Bottle. Black with a large beige foam. Aromas are oily with roast coffee. Some chocolate and liqourice with a light smokiness. Flavours are earthy, oily roast malts with a good amount of dark chocolate bitterness. Biter and dry hops on the finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5955) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2007
500ml bottle @ Cardinal. Dark red/brown body, close to black with a small beige head. Roasted malt and licorices aroma. Flavor is mild and soft burnt malt, some coffee and licorices, fruity. Balanced and impressing flavorful porter at only 5% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7314) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2007
Huge brown head. Deep dark brown body, barely translucent, with a strange, slow carbonation. Acidic coal-and-chocolate aroma with smoky, earthy notes. Dry smoky, earthy, burnt taste with watery chocolatey notes. Slightly one-dimensional. Dry smoky coarseish earthy aftertaste. Good, but could use more body. (0.5l bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2007
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Dark brown colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted, hop, fruit. flavour is sweet, roasted, chocolate, hop, mocca. Ok/nice beer.

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