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RATINGS: 906   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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A full-bodied English-style Porter, this brew has a substantial roasted malt character. Brewed with traditional English Ale hops and sweetened with Scottish heather honey. The honey balances the spiciness from the hops and the roasted malt character. The beer is finished by dry hopping with English Goldings.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Very English, meaning it falls on the sweet, nutty side of porters, with no noticeable hop-influenced finish. Sweet, but not cloying, there is a pleasant roasted-malt center to this beer, yet I have no love for English hops, and Sam Adams has a tangy, bitter fade that might as well be sporting the Union Jack. (12/08)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel, wood, honey, and raisins?...Flavor is wood, honey, pecans, caramel, and toffee. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3080) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2011
355 ml bottle at home. Black body with a two finger thick, rocky, light brown head. Distinct honey aroma with sweet liqorice and other roasted notes fully present. Sweet, roasted alcoholic and bitter with honey and liqorice present. Full bodied. Smooth. Dry finish. Rich and well balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zombywoof (455) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2011
Thought this beer was a little too unbalanced. Too sweet and not enough hop for my tastes. I like a good porter but the honey just didn’t do it for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brnandersen (2298) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
355 ml. bottle from the supermarket. Pours very dark red-brown, with a nice thick head that stays around for a while. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of a lot of honey and roasted malt, with some bread. Nice mouthfeel, creamy enough. Taste is a let down, nowhere near as good as the smell. Light hint of hops in the finish, the finish is dominated by the honey. This beer is somewhat one-dimensional: There is only focus on the honey, and not munch else. However this beer is cheap, anything else at this price is pretty poor, which makes this beer OK.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
Clear dark red brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet and a little roasted malt but primarily honey. Flavor is rather sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. A bit light bodied. This porter lacks roasted malt, and the sweet stickyness from the honey is overdone. 120210

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4343) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Can taste a very little of the sweetness of the honey, otherwise not much different from the Holiday Porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle purchased in Park City, Utah on 02/04/2011. Colour: Extremley dark red, with minimal head. Nose: Waxy, with evident honey, some dark cocoa. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Cloying sweetness that doesn’t quite have the smoothness of honey, dark cocoa again, oily starbucks coffee, hint of rubber, and something metallic. Finish is medium length.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2212) - NORWAY - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle. Close to black with a off white head. Smells of course like honey, and also liqurice and sweetness. Body is full of honey and burned sugar, and with lots of liqurice in the finish completed with some nice hops. Totally i think this beer is good but the sweetness of the honey maybe outchallenge the rest of the tastes

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with a pretty creamy tan head leaving some lacing. Aroma: honey, sweet licorice, wine gums. Taste: wine gums, licorice, honey, some fruit, and a hint of rubber, a bit thin flavour, some acidity, low bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice enough.


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