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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
Holmfirth, England

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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...


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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (1865) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 05-07-2014.
BBD: 31-12-14.
In short: a rich porter.
Pours very dark with nice off white head, frothy.Long head retention, some lacing. Roasty, liquor, coffee and spicy aromas. Medium body, average to high carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is smooth when carbonation flats, rich, coffee, roasty notes, moderate bitterness, some liquor notes. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 16/06/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a well appointed tan that dissipates a little retaining as a covering. Nose is roast malt, toffee, darl chocolate, Soreen malt loaf. Taste comprises chocolate, molasses, liqourice, malty backbone, earthy rub, Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3113) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Jako taki porter, 10 roznych slodow namieszalo tak ze trudno to wychwycic. Piwo za to ladnie wyglada. Ciemne, wrecz prawie czarne z lekkim rubinowym malenkim przeswitem. Piwo z niewielka piana jakby szarawego koloru, glebia a zarazem lekki smak. Tresciwosc srednia. Palonosc niewielka i slodycz umiarkowana. Ogolnie moglo bardzij byc wyraziste. Koncowka przejemna i najciekawsza z tej degustacji bo po przelknieciu przyjemna lekka goryczka i konkretna wytrawnosc

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
zwart met minimale witte kraag aroma van goede chocolade, moutig, zoet, koffie. smaken zijn matig zoet, redelijk bitter, sterk, redelijk moutig (geroosterde en gebrande), koffie medium body, dun van textuur, lage co2, vrij dun bier over het algemeen. redelijke koffie, echte Engelse Porter, met een vollere body was deze een stuk beter geweest

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1462) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop. Poured black, with a tan head. Aroma of liquorice, dark malt and light smoke. Roasted malt flavours, with some sweet coffee and prunes. Finish was toast, molasses and grassy hop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lembeek (142) - ITALY - APR 10, 2014
Tonaca di frate, com schiuma abbondante, cremosa e persistente. Aroma di malti tostati, con sfumature di caffè, fave di cacao e vaniglia. Nel palato ha un attacco morbido e una buona acidità, il finale è secco e amaro.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask Half Pint at Euston Tap, London in Aug 2012 - Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, hints of vanilla. Fruity; hints of berry fruits. Hoppy; fruity hop. Nice malt/fruit/hop balance. Slightly sweet roast malty and fruity initially, becoming more bitter towards the end. Dry in the finish. Very drinkable. Enjoyed this. Nice Porter!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1020) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Two brothers beer tasting night beer 7. Cotteridge wines brum. Red black colour thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malts coffee. Taste is similar well balanced long bitter finish. Medium thin body medium carbonated. Decent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1688) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
2 brothers tasting night beer 7 bottle from Cotteridge wine. Black beer with small head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts and hops. Decent.


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