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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
obxdude10 (2111) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 Below average porter in my mind, not a whole lot of honey notes or flavors at all in the beer, thin & almost bland as well, very disappointing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kodos (205) - USA - SEP 25, 2001
A good porter, tho not as big and heavy as Im used to. A decent introduction to porters if you’ve never tried one tho. SA seems to be phasing out their better beers tho, unfortunately.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2001
Delightfully light for a porter. Very drinkable. Not a heavyweight by any means but not a pushover either.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nrime99 (13) - USA - JUL 30, 2001
Very mediocre. No body to speak of and a weird, amateur brew aftertaste. Better than alot of mass produced porters, but if GOOD beer is available, this just doesn’t stack up.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loucynt (101) - USA - MAY 16, 2001

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2001
A good porter that has the sweet quality of Ale from the Olde Country or mead. Nice thick quality, good for sore throats. Stay out of your old man’s cough medicine, ’cause this ’ill do it for ’ya

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 6, 2001
Smooth and sweet, slightly offensive aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2000
UPDATED: APR 27, 2004 Much better than the name may imply. Honey beer it may be, but the addition is done quite masterfully.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2000
A great porter. (Very good in my chili recipe.) Smokey, yet sweet and a nice bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 A bit thin, underdeveloped. Light brown colour. Vague malts, hints of chocolate. Not very complex and it’s a bit thin. Mainstreamish porter.


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