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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
Holmfirth, England

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RATINGS: 120   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...


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle from Mr Lawrence’s Wine Bar (damned off licence was closed!). Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Smoke, chocolate, vanilla and malt aroma. Chocolate and coffee flavour. Throat warmer. Dry finish. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2012
1st December 2009
Pigs Ear! Clear dark brown beer. Zero carbonation/ Nutty malt. Light and dry fresh fruit. Not bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1394) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle conditioned. Black. Good size tan head. Purple berries, smokey, gentle citrus. Bitter. Dry finish. Medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Very dark brown, close to black, with a beigeish brown head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, caramel, chocolate and some old coffee. Flavour is quite similar with some ashy and wet burnt wooden notes. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
Having panned Summer Wine’s Barista stout, only fair to give a chance to another beer from that stable. Pours black from the bottle, little head. Malty aroma. Mouthfeel is dry, with complex roast malts, some sweetness at first. Nice porter, may be too dry for some.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eeez (47) - Thatcham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
Cask at reading beer festival. Very much a red wine porter, almost barrel aged it's so similar. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
Cask conditioned Reading BF 2012. Black beer thin beige head. Thats pretty good. Nice dark malts good thickish choc hlavour. Tasty. Its a very good beer. Good mouthfeel good flavours. Just damn enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superflyguy (421) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
very very good, what the darkside is all about my first summer wine brew and if they’re all this good I’m laughing! really deep brown, almost black. a heavy tan head. roasted coffee and dark chocolate are in abundance. there is some lovely dark fruit in the background too - figgy/datey. great mouth feel, extremely smooth bitter finish. class! old bell. harrogate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (755) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Keg at the PSBH, 17th April 2012. Nice looking drink, good aroma, coffee, some ash, good taste quick rich and smooth, not as complex at some, but good for the ABV

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (5530) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
Bottle from Utobeer at Leighton’s Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. It pours very dark brown/nr black, with a decent beige head. The nose is roasted malt, caramel, toffee and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, charcoal, dark fruit, chocolate and a hint of smoke, with a dry-roast finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Another solid brew from SW.


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