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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
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RATINGS: 176   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...


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bright92 (9) - - NOV 16, 2012
Dark brown with a great, thick khaki head and nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, and some dark fruit. Taste is much the same as aroma, and ends with some hop bitterness. Fairly light bodied and well carbonated. Decent porter.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1665) - 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 (20945) - 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 (314) - 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 (763) - 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 (1794) - 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 (7795) - 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 (12937) - 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 (14835) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2357) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Haplf on cask at Craft Beer Co. Brixton. Opaque very dark brown to black beer with an off white head. Nose is strewed plums, ruby fruit, dryish, chocolate. Taste is little watery, stewed fruit plum, ruby fruit, chocolate, slight roasted malt, slight dry hop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15473) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours very dark brown colour with a huge most good lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste of dark roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, mild hops, good!


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