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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
Holmfirth, England

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular.
A Rich Dark Porter brewed with 10 different malts giving a sweet roast richness that is balanced with just enough hop character. This ale has a surprising drinkability for it’s colour and abv. Don’t let the sumptuous roast malt fool you, this porter is seriously potent & has the potential to take you to another place...


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (762) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
bottle 33cl from AbM @ home. Pours black with a small beige head. Ash, cocoa, dark malts aroma. Roasted malts, coffee in the flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Harha (9) - - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
Roasted, medium body porter. Not too sweet but lacks something more. Some chocolate in aftertaste. Decent traditional porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
33cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thin off white head. Clear burgundy pour. A lovely smooth porter

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12329) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Tap @Beer Hunters
Dark opaque brown color, big cloudy brownish head. Ashy, some licorice, maybe caramel. Medium-bodied. Light roastyness, caramel, some vegetables. Quite mild.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mickut (274) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Cask at Gallows bird. Pours near black (clear, deep dark red) with frothy tan head. Slightly oily mouth feel, roasted malt and burnt sugar in taste. Very low carbonation and short aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Migmar (240) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2013
As real ale at Kitty’s in Helsinki. Black, big bubbly head. Roasted coffee. Light sweetness and medium bitterness. Very smooth and drinkable. My first real ale in a long time, so probably that raises my points a tad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (673) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
On tap at Rutland Arms, Sheffield. Black - no real surprise there. Weak coffee aroma and a really smooth feel. Taste is coffee malt but mild and drinkable. Lacks complexity but a nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jd543 (386) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Black with essentially no head (a little beige foam around the side of the glass). Aroma of roast malt and strong, black coffee. Taste was nice enough, light sweet, bitter finish. A bit thin on the palate, light oily texture, low carbonation. I wish it was a bit thicker & with a bit more body. Pleasant enough, but could have a bit more going on; a little one-dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
Clear black-brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, molasses and rum notes. Quite bitter flavour, cacao and roasted malts. Finish coffee and roasted malts. Brilliant name, teleporter.
(From 33cL bottle @ weekly tasting, Benzai’s place. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle [thanks to jmgreenuk!] Shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and Martinus. Very dark brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through, medium sized tan head that leaves good lacing. Smell and taste malts, slightly a touch of hops, bitter, dark malts, roastyness. Quite nice. Average to medium body and carbonation.


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