Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
Holmfirth, England


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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 itís colour and abv. Donít let the sumptuous roast malt fool you, this porter is seriously potent & has the potential to take you to another place...

aenima's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
aenima (319) - Askim, - OCT 28, 2013
Interesting aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. The taste is however very thin. Bad for such an aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2250) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Tried at the Nottingham beer festival 2015. Ruby black colour with an off white head. Roasted malt and fruity aroma and taste. Smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niquillis (1948) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Cask at Hopinn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours black brown with a tan head. Roast, creamy finish, some choc. All round cracking full bodied porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mjp12 (886) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Obviously lots of malt on the aroma, but this has a slightly thin mouthfeel, and lacks a real porter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeevan (164) - SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Sneeky half at the Stockbridge Tap, on Cask, on the way from work. Pours a deep ruby almost black. Creamy nearly chocolate head. Dark malts aroma. Lovely balanced malty flavours and hops with hints of Dark fruits, chocolate and coffee...very slight. An enjoyable sip though not really how I like my porters to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8897) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2015
330 ml bottle. BB 32/08/15. At the Pannuhuone, Kuopio, Finland. Reddish black color with a mid-size foamy off-white head. Berry hops, malts and some roasty notes in the aroma. The flavor is some rye, malt, mild berries, mild hops and some porridge. Why not... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (124) - SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Tap from the Bow Bar. Kind of flat, both in liveliness and character. It has an apple-y Englishness to it as well which is strange in a porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (454) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Good mouth feel and lots of malty goodness. Near medium body. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2207) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2015
A colablack, a head is very big and beige. Aroma has roastiness and black coffeem some liquirice and sourness. Taste has coffee, strong roastiness, some liquirice. Medium bodied, not so much of carbonation that could be expected from the big head. Good but quite simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (541) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2015
(bottle) Initially I thought it was slightly sour, but given a few minutes warming it develps some nice chocolate notes and flavours. Looks fantastic in the glass, deep black and with a lovely persistent head. Not as full bodied as you might be led to believe, but lovely nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
theprof (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Tap and it took the barmaid 3 attempts to pull a half. I note that it got rave reviews in 2010 and north of here. Time and distance has diminished its appeal so it doesnít teleport well. Some of the 10 malts are roasted judging by the scent. Taste has coffee. Dark chocolate and maybe some plum. A beer of this type should have more staying power on the palate. Indeed, more heft overall. Not the best £3.20 investment of the week!

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