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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
Holmfirth, England

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RATINGS: 139   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...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Smithfield Hotel, 37 Swan St, Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 5JZ.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, moderate hoppy, citrus - grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090715]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2011 cask at the bow ... deep deep brown black ... no head as from cellar ... light roast ... soft roast ... little chocolate ... easy ... little charcoal in linger...decent simple porter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14128) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle @ Vinoble Odense. Pours nearly black with a small head. Roast, chocolate, dried fruit and ashes. Smooth and soft. Tasty for sure!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12992) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11893) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
Bottle from Alesbymail. Clear very dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 230414

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
Cask at the Euston Tap. Dark, clearish brown with a moderate head. Dry, ashy roasty malts on the nose. Just the faintest hints of sugar in the flavor, then lots of dry, ashy, burnt wood bitters. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry roast finish, lingers long time. Not bad.


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