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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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...


Nodrog's rating

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Nodrog (13) - - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
A nice smell of malt and milk chocolate, light amout of roasted malt. The medium large beige creamy head has a long duration. The body is black. At first a taste of chocolate, later on it gets more dry. The body is light to medium strong, creamy and dry with a normal carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6492) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Dark brown, beige head. Fruity, chocolatey, some ashtray. Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1764) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A deep brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some caramel, slight raisin and subtle liquorice. Taste of chocolate, caramel, some raisin, subtle other dark fruits, slight roasted malts and a little liquorice. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, chocolate and slightly hopped bitterness in the finish. A good all round porter, was expecting a bit more fruit but the description is right about the sweet roast richness with enough hop character. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Cask. Brown color, beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of burnt toast and dark roast. Taste has berries, chocolate, subtle anise. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (315) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Cask at porter street Manchester. Faint chocolate aroma. Flavor is creamy buy lacks chocolate or roast notes. Drinkable but not outstanding.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (788) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium,foamy,beige head S: -earthy,mold,old shoes,acidic,caramel,milk chocolate,red wine T: -plums,raisins,coffee,spicy,lactose sugar,acidic F: -medium carbonation -light body O: Call it "Forest Fruit" all you like, but i like my Porters & Stouts to not taste sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1858) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle Aroma-caramel, coffee, chocolate, Appearance-brown, clear, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7863) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol 12/2/2016. Near black with a hint of red and decent, beige, head. Sweetish dark fruits, a touch of chocolate, toasty malts and a dryish finish. A good dark beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13091) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull roasted flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15191) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle, 5%. very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, caramel and hop. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, liquorice, hop, medium sweet, little bread and a little bitter.


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