Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Porter
Blackburn, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Surprisingly refreshing for a full-flavoured dark porter with subtle notes of smokiness and liquorice. A taste of the past, inspired by a time when the elite would gather in Elizabethan taverns, to sample the finest ales, porters and wines.

STEVIE_NIX's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - JUN 25, 2013
Ok, everything you expect in a porter is here. Boxes ticked. However itís all a bit lightweight. Dark, with hints of smokeyness. Chocolate and coffee from the malt and fruits from the hops. But all very thin. Unexciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilverfoX (194) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
fizz. far to much fizz. this was going to be my nightcap but i see i shall have to wait for it too calm down, couldnt be bothered scraped the foam down the sink! so anyways.. caramel, roasty, chocolate, black, hazy, sparkling, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, fizzy. i think this is one ill have to give another go, it wasnt awful it was just the over carbonation has put me off.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Migmar (240) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Black, creamy head. Roasted coffee, chocolate, liquorice. Medium sweetness, medium palate. Pretty standard mild porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottled (From K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Deep brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some mild smoke and a bit buttery notes along with some chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, mild roasted malt and some slight smoky and ashy notes. A bit wooden and slightly tart edge to it Smooth porter, but a bit thin as for the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1548) - FINLAND - JUN 6, 2014
A colablack beer with a dense, creamy, quite big and beige head. The nose is balanced. Dark chocolate, liquirice and roastiness, hint of coffee. Taste is quite dry and roasted, some sourness and salt, coffee in the end. Quite light to drink but itís not bothering too much. Aroma is good but then the taste is slightly too thin and simple. Anyway, good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (668) - FINLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Turussa, kotona. Decent roasted porter. The end of the bottle turned out to be a bit watery, anyway this was enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (2337) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottled. Pours black in color with a tan head. Milk chocolate and fudge in aroma with hints of roasted coffee as well. Roasted malts, minerals and salty licorice in taste, perhaps even some notes of burnt wood or smokyness is present in there. Overall a quite nice brew with a dry and bitter, just slightly burnt chocolatey finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (5430) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 29.10.2014
A bit odd aroma with strong buttery tones and some toffee. Flavour has butter, some toffee, distant ashy notes and some licorice. Too much butter here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
liinis (1534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Not quite as good as I expected. Sweet.. Strange flavour. Mild aroma and light and easy.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle 500ml (K-Supermarket Manhattan, BB 10/2014)
Dark brown color, steady creamy beige head. Aroma is a bit strange ... barnyard? Tartness? Is this infected? Light-bodied. Sour, light coffee and toastyness. Very seldom Iíve had infected beer from established English brewery. To be rerated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
SperkeleForce (500) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Black with brown small frothy head. Notes of roasted, salty liqurice, soapy. Ok taste but the thin soapy body is offputting. Not that good of a porter overall.

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