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Vale Black Beauty

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Brewed by Vale
Style: Porter
Aylesbury, England

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Full bodied dark Porter. An award winning wholesome full bodied Porter. Heavy malt flavour gives way to a wonderful hop character.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Amber-brown. Caramel, light bread, light butter. Light caramel and toast, a good mild, basically.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8855) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
Tap(@Queens Arms, Kensington):Almost clear, ruby-amber coloured, stable fluffy off-white head, dry ashy-toasty nose with delicate chocolatey flavours underneath; dry bitter flavour, smooth and light bodied; moderate roasty-malty finish, ashes and a very small amount of sweet caramel in the aftertaste.Nice session beer…

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle bought from the brewery shop. Pours black with a thin, extremely rapidly fading light tan head. Aroma is dry, dark chocolate and mild coffee and roast. Gentle carbonation and medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (897) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
A roasted flavor with some sour notes. Color is very dark brown with a white fluffy head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11201) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and a little chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 140913

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2877) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear very dark reddish brown, thick creamy beige head, coffee aroma, excellent lacing, rich coffee flavour, creamy malty texture, bitter for a porter, prolonged coffee aftertaste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Tasty, fairly standard porter, not excessively sweet and a pleasantly mineral quality to it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2013
Dark reddish brown with a small off white head. Malty with roasted notes. Malt, coffee and bitterness. Medium body with a nice, dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (596) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Cask handpull at the Victoria, Colchester. Deep ruby brown colour, with an off white head. Mild chocolate aroma. Malty. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
[500ml bottle from Wyevale Garden Centre, Bicester] Black with a terrifyingly large and expanding beige head - like the Magic Porridge Pot! A little prickly fizz. Charcoal at first, followed by some chocolate. The charcoal mellows into a pleasant roastiness. A bit thin perhaps - I’d imagine it’d be better on cask. OK though.


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