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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
Holmfirth, England

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RATINGS: 125   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...


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lunkie (1399) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
Bitter ashtray aroma. Dark brown colour with poor head and lacing. Stale malt hop bitter flavour. Flat opalare. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
Cask @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 330ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)
Jet black, huge tan head. Serious roasty grainy aroma. Lovely full mouthfeel, coats the mouth but is remarkably refreshing. Very spicy burntness and hops, almost sharp retronasals. Lovely full roasty taste, burnt but not ashy. Almost gingery spiciness occasionally. Finish roasty, but also dry bitter earthy hops, and some husky graininess. Very drinkable, lovely attenuation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
August 22, 2013 - hand-pull cask at Craft Beer Co (Brixton). Nearly opaque ruby-black with a decent lasting rocky beige head. Smells like a black IPA - medium semi sweet roast with a lot of lush green herbal and resin bitterness. Taste - follows, a little more porter-y with more slight sour treacle roast malt and maybe some espresso - light alcohol presence. Light, slick, mildly carbonated, quickish finish - starts a little fruity/toasty and finishes dry and coffeeish/herbal. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mattress63 (60) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
330ml bottle from Zesty Edibles in Gympie. Very dark almost jet black with small brownish head. Malty complex flavours and nice lingering finish on the palate. Not a bad Porter. Enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Black beer, no head. Roasted chocolate and licorice aroma, caramel, cocoa, vinous, solvent notes. Roasted fruity flavor, chocolate, caramel, licorice, solvent notes. Bad, unfortunately.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yiannnos (747) - , CYPRUS - AUG 12, 2013
Black colour. Roasted malt aroma, Light bodied, chocolate, coffee, average porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Black with short lived head. Roasty, ash like aroma. Chocolate and coffee flavour. Bit thin but is only 5%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2148) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
Cask at Port Street, Manchester. I can’t really read my notes from this, but I recall it was dark, roasty, a little sweet and very nice.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2013
Draught. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has tar, coffee and ash. Flavor is mild with roasted malts and cocoa. Aftertaste is a tad nasty with some yeasty fermentation flavor, not that good.


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