Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
Holmfirth, England


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (614) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2015
(bottle) Initially I thought it was slightly sour, but given a few minutes warming it develps some nice chocolate notes and flavours. Looks fantastic in the glass, deep black and with a lovely persistent head. Not as full bodied as you might be led to believe, but lovely nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
theprof (449) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Tap and it took the barmaid 3 attempts to pull a half. I note that it got rave reviews in 2010 and north of here. Time and distance has diminished its appeal so it doesn’t teleport well. Some of the 10 malts are roasted judging by the scent. Taste has coffee. Dark chocolate and maybe some plum. A beer of this type should have more staying power on the palate. Indeed, more heft overall. Not the best £3.20 investment of the week!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Keg - dark black with a thin light brown head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. Taste of coffee, roast malts and hints of smoke. Medium body, low carbonation. Remarkably boring for something advertised as a ’ten malt porter’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8270) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Has some extremely light and milky roasted malts throughout its character. Feels a touch thin in the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NosirIwont (2309) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. 5.0%. Best before 31.05.15. 10 cl. sample. Pours a dark brown, with a small, disappearing off-white head. Roasted aroma with a coffee note and a hint of chocolate. Roasted, sweet liquorice flavour. Somewhat watery, and with a weird note which tastes like polymer clay smells. Same finish, dry, with a lingering cigarette smoke note. Meh. 01.05.15.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle from Heaton Hops. Pours almost black with a cream head. Nice cocoa aroma. The taste is slightly metallic with light spice and burnt toast, plus a little chocolate. Pleasant and drinkable, but not a great porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Enjoyit (3752) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
VBC 2015 Dark ruby, almost black, of color with a small beige head. An aroma of sweets, chocolate, prunes and weak roasted. A flavor of roasted malt, cold thin coffee and plastic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle share at VBC. Very dark brown with a very small head. Slightly roasted aroma, a little sweetness. Medium body, quite watery. Low bitterness and roastiness. Quite boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9677) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are earthy coffee and blackberries with hedgerow. Dark chocolate with vegetable fat cola and coal. Flavours are dark berries with light roasted malts. Chocolate with oily notes and hints of cola. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (2485) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
Tap @EustonTap. Black with creamy offwhite head. Light, roasted aroma. Flavour is roasted with light fruitiness and coffee. Bitter and dry finish. Decent.

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