Brewed by Stroud
Style: Porter
Thrupp, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask & bottled; Seasonal - December.

Christmas Porter
Ruby porter with a hint of Christmas spice and easy enough to drink several pints!

sm89walt's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1945) - Sydney, - JAN 19, 2013
500ml bottle. Poured a deep, ruddy brown with a two-finger, fading beige head leaving a soapy lace. Cinnamon, clove, crunchy roasted malts and red fruit aromas. Cinnamon and clove again on the tongue with red berries and sambuca-esque herbal notes. A lingering ashy, coffee bitter finish prevails in each sip. Light to medium body, dark malt and spice finish, medium carbonation. Could do with more thrust in the mid-palate as the spice overpowers the base beer somewhat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sjohnh (752) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
I don’t mind this. Smells of red berries and malt. Tastes of caramel and red fruit with a hint of spice. Downsides: looks flat and murky, palate is limp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
50cl Bottle from a bio shop, thanks Manon! Hazy ruby-brown colour, beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, dark fruits, some roasted malts. Flavour is spicy, mostly cinnamon, red fruits, dark fruits, roasted malts, has features of an Abbey Dubbel, powdery bitter finish. Light bodied, a little over-carbonated. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrHangover (3935) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle @ THT February. Pours a clear reddish beer with a very small, off white head on top. Aroma of not much actually, some malty stuff and a faint herbal note. Very watery, sugary and light sweet flavor. Not interesting and rather bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (14029) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle @ The Hague Tasting. Hazy red color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, herbs or spices, a bit sweet-bitter. Don’t like it. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Poured medium reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of alcohol soaked berries, treacle and caramel malt, light spice. Light body, flavour is medium sweet Christmas spices, berries and plums. Dry bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8933) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
50cl bottle shared @THT. No head. Very low carbonation. Hazy amber pour. Slight spiciness. Quite decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Neorej80 (499) - - DEC 30, 2014
Aroma of cloves, cinamon, cherries and some anise. Also some dark malts. Brown and a bit red cloudy colour and a small white head. Cinnamon and malty flavour, also a bit of bitterness. Cinnamon, malty aftertaste. Also a bit watery. Not so special but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Murky amber/brown body with a thin off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of metal, nuts and tea. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, stewed pear, plum and a hint of warming spice. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Average fizz. Simple and tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Every year on this day I sing Birthday by the Beatles to Tom Waits. I imagine one day we’ll share a birthday tipple. He won’t be drinking alcohol and I won’t be drinking this. I’ll probably avoid booze out of courtesy. This smells like Christmas and tastes like it too. Picked it up from Broadway. Another annual tradition. Peace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
500ml bottle - cheers jeevan! Pours hazy brown, thin off-white head. Cinnamon and nail varnish, clove, light creamy note. Christmassy for sure. Taste is light spice, cola. Fizzy, sweet finish. OK.

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