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RATINGS: 904   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2007
I am glad to see this beer back. I remember drinking it at the Sam Adams Brewhouse in Boston about 10 years ago. Anyway, pours a deep brownish red with a nice tan head. Good lacing as it goes down. Aroma is honey and hops. Mouthfeel is a bit light for a porter. Taste is very nice with touches of honey and coffee. Slight aftertaste of bitter coffee. Still like it after all these years.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"similar in body to the SA Holiday Porter, subtract spices, add honey, this is what you get. I like it just a touch better than the holiday. If you like dark beer and honey, this one’s for you."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a nice darker color with white head. Honey on the nose, sweetness, malt, and some roasted character; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a honey sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Beautiful rocky head with plentiful lace on the glass. Wow, the honey smell is quite strong. I was expecting it to be far more subtle. Needless to say, it is sweet. There is nearly none of the typical porter smells. The taste is completely different from the smell--lots of cocoa, little honey or sweetness. Enough hop to create a bitter finish with chocolate in the background. Very complex. Good body and carbonation. I like this beer although I find the smell to be a bit deceiving from what you ultimately drink.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mstrcrwly (345) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
A little too sweet for a porter for my liking..should be drier,but the honey aroma and taste were different.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Not a very good porter. The honey gives the beer a strange mouthfeel and an overly sweet character.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
toml219 (209) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 A- Very Dark brown almost black with a tan head and sticky lacing Aroma-Sweet honey with malt T/P – roasted coffee with a sweet honey taste, slightly bitter at the end. Overall- Not a bad porter .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Smak och doft av malt, humle, honung. Rostad och brödig känsla. Rund och len. Lagom söt med trevlig beska.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish-brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts and honey. Flavor of dark malts, honey, caramel and a hint of grass. Similar lightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1496) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2012
Det här är en bra öl med en hyfsad kropp och lite spretig smak, smaken i sig bär inslag av choklad, rostade toner och russin. Slutsats: jag gillade den här, mer än jag hade väntat mig.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Clear deep red brown with a beige head. Hard roasted malt aroma with sweet notes of honey. Some bread. Taste is medium sweet with lightly burned malts and light fruity notes. Very discreet hoppy whiff. Lightly roasted malty bitter finish.


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