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Springhead Drop O The Black Stuff

Brewed by Springhead Brewery
Style: Porter
Laneham, England


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A stunning porter; ominously dark but not heavy, smooth and easy-drinking, with the lingering finish of roasted barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge tap... Dark black... Small tan head.. Soft sweet chocolate roast malts nose .. Dusty chocolate roast malts... Light bitter roast finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, ash, toffee, taste is similar, creamy, thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate. Decent enough but a little thin for a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14103) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
GBBF Day 3. Very dark brown to black color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, a lot of liquorice, brown malts, malt bitter. Average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (9252) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Cask at GBBF day 3 11/08/2016. Aroma is black maghogany brown coloured pour with a a loose tan head. Aroma is rustic farmyard roasted malts, green apple, woody, solvent. Flavour is rustic, apple, green apple, bitter black malts, liquorice. Palate is semi sweet malts, lowish cask condition. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2016
Gbbf. Sehr dunkel braunes Bier. Geruch süß malzig, Rübensirup, toffee. Geschmack nach dunklem Malz, Karamell, Rübensirup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2330) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Handpull cask at Silk Mill Ale & Cider House, Derby. Black with a slight purplish hue and a soft tan head. Smells overwhelmingly of blueberry but there a touch of liquorice too. Simply gorgeous. My fear is that it will be overly sweet but I needn’t have worried. The initial sweetness fades to a dogged bitterness shot through with sour berry and coffee grounds. Silky if slightly watery palate. Cracking little porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Cask at The Fountain, Leek. A deep brown to black colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate, slight coffee, a little toffee and subtle liquorice. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, slight nuttiness and subtle liquorice. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted, chocolatey bitterness in the finish. Nothing exciting, but overall, a well rounded, decent porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6348) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Cask, gravity dispense at the Mulberry, Twickenham. Black, small bubbly brown head. Aroma is light treacle, some cardboard yeastiness, touch of oil. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is molasses, soft ash, dry finish with some paper. Not bad - not insipid, not oversweet ... so avoids the main complaints that can arise with the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Gravity dispense at the Mulberry Tree, Twickenham, 06/11/15. Light black with a decent tan covering of bubbles. Nose is light charr, dark fruit rinds, trace of coffee, brown bread, roast malt. Taste comprises charr, earthy roast, cocoa powder, toffee. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close. Ok porter if a touch thin.

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