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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Porter
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask: Seasonal - Winter.
"Winter Hop Ale"


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2006
Cask @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Deep dark brown colour with a off-white head. Some roasted malt and chocolate in the aroma. Roasted flavor with some hints of chocolate and coffee.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2006
(Cask, The Wharf, Aalborg) - Deep, dark brown colour. Faint nutty, slightly fruity nose. Soft, roasty, coffee flavour, - but with a dissapointingly thin/short finish, and watery mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2006
Cask. Very dark brown colour. No head. Thin fruity flavour. Not my idea of a porter, but it is not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2005
Cask handpull at Millers Arms, Canterbury. Fruity porter with dark black fruits. Blackcurrant and tangerine. Good porter. Good fruits. Attractive with some soft choc/coffee. Deep brown colour with thin beige lasting head. Good condition

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
Cask at Charlies bar. Black colour with a small baige head. Sweet light licurice aroma and a sweet bitter dry licurice taste. Medium body with a dry finish. Flat and boring Porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2005
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Almost black, with a large creamy light brown head. Vague aroma of coffee beans and vanilla. Smooth flavout of coffeebeans, cocoa with notes of sweat. Light aftertaste of coffee, almond and hay. A very laid-back porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2005
Cask conditioned at The Rover, Göteborg.. My first glance at this porter - I found it very good. Almost black, if not totally. Super smooth mouthfeel. Plain chocolatey but not overly. Very long flavour. No roastiness. Only slight slight bitter. The caramel is there. I noticed acetaldehyd(green apples) but found it very fitting. Long long finish. Solid porter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2005
Cask @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Thin body but a dense off white head. Dusty burnt aroma. Strange loying sweetness. Like very cheap chocolate ersatz. Plus a slight acidity.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5279) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2005 Dec, 2003: The Alexandra, Chatham - a Sheps pub. Woah! What a difference a cask makes! Steady deep black with nut brown & scarlet hues on the fringes - very light off white ring. Good medium bodied mouthfeel - constant, filling, but not clinging or fatty. Vague dirty malt up front which clears into a refreshing blackcurrant fruit leading into a licorice tinged finish. Flavours are soft and subtle, though intensity builds toward the front of the finish. A very pleasant flavour profile - satisfactory, refreshing and engaging. Top quality from middle onwards. Smokey aroma with damp coffee grounds and a touch of black chocolate. Very yummy indeed! [4.3]
Dec, 2004: <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/63/637 Tavern, Kings Cross - a Shep’s pub. Wow! Perfect mouthfeel. Exciting and comforting. Bags of spunky dark beer flavours - coffee, chocolate, licorice - all wrapped up in one funky blanket of pure pleasure. My mouth sure loved this one! London Xmas Crawl. [4.2]
Dec, 2005. <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/37/376 Dr Butler’s Head, The City - a Sheps pub. Celebrated Piers’ graduation with lashings of the Porter. And a good time was had by all. A fine beer. [4.0]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
Appealing dark brown colour with a reddish tinge. Roast malt, chocolate and caramel in the aroma. More of the same in the flavour, with licorice too and a sweetish edge. Quite soft mouthfeel. Not the most full bodied porter, but rather nice. Good balance. Cask (handpump), Mabels Tavern, Kings Cross, London.


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