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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
Holmfirth, England

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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...


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tide (1834) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Draught at bar. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, nuts and a bit of vanilla. Bitter finish with coffee and roasted malts. Very nice porter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
poplarbrew (1) - Manchester, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013 does not count
Bottle / Beermoth. Lingering burnt finish. Malty, acidic but lacks balance, depth and sweet notes. Not an endearing or particularly enjoyable porter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (5900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
33 cl bottle @ lusikka, BBE 30.09.2013
Somewhat light and slightly sour aroma with malty notes, some cocoa and roastiness. Flavour is tart and sourish with woody notes, some roastiness and lactic acid. Contaminated but not a total disaster though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (6401) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
33 cl bottle. BBE 30.09.2013.
Pours dark red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some fruit notes, goose berry bush and some cocoa. Flavor of goose berries, roasted malts, cocoa and some wood. Sourish fruity palate. Not good man.
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3937) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth white head. Aroma of roasted malts, vegetables, hints of cold coffee. Taste is roasty with notes of vegetables, hints of tart berries, coffee and ash. Finish is roasty and sweetish with hints of licorice and coffee. Okay, a bit unbalanced porter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (6439) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Gusher. Pours a black colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, tart berries, coffee and hay. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, strong tart berries, grass and strong hay notes. Light bodied, massive carbonation and a foamy, slightly roasty, tart finish. Unclean and messy with way too high carbonation. Something is definitely off here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4025) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark brown colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma with hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is minimally sweet dark malty, notes of dark fruit, blueberry, blackcurrant, hints of dark chocolate, dry, roasty finish; relatively lively carbonation. Good.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Nodrog (11) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2013
Acidic aroma. Decent colour and head. Flavour is a total mess, acrid bitterness and over-the-top coffee notes. Far too much going on and not blended well at all. Unpleasant bitter finish. Classic example of trying too hard. very poor.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (442) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Bottle. Nose is lactose, malt and back of the cupboard. Not as strong as I was expecting. Taste, is malty, with a lovely hazelnut/coffee taste to the fore, leading to a smooth, bitter, nutty finish. The taste is undercut with vanilla and the faintest hint of dark cocoa. For a porter, it is surprisingly lacking in sweetness, but given the current fashion for high strength high sugar beers I found this a really welcome change. Overall I really enjoyed this beer, it is not the most complex. but does what intends superbly. The bitter finish is what makes this a good beer. SWB is rapidly becoming a favorite brewer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle @Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Aroma is burnt and a bit winey. Taste is astringent, alcohol and fruit acid. Long bitter finish.


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