Brewed by Vale
Style: Porter
Brill, England


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Deep reddish brown colour with small off-white/beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee. Also mild ashy notes. Flavour is caramel, roasted malts some ashes and mild coffeeish notes. Mild bitterness in the finish. Gentle and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Cask at GBBF ’10. Black pour, beige head. Caramel, coffee, chocolate aromas. Heavy coffee flavours with a smattering of chocolate. Slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
[2861-20100501] 500mL bottle. Fruity floral aroma with toasty malt. Hazy, dark red brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Toasty odd floral flavour has floral sweet malt and a long sweet roast finish. Medium body. Odd funkiness.
(w/ jerc, tupalev)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Cask. Pours a cloudy opaque dark brown with an orange hue and a small beige head. Lightly nutty and roasted nose. Light body, flat, roasted nutty accents and even roast all through the finish. Has a vague underlying tartness. Not much of a Porter. 200110

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2010
2010-05-01. Very dark brown body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is oddly vinuous, fruity almost blackberry like character. 6+ Flavour has a similar fruity blackberry like tang, dry malt, very light roast touches if you look. I suspect the fruit character may not be entirely on purpose, but it was not unpleasant. Average palate. Okay. Bottle from The Grog Shop, Oxford

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2010
Cask Stillage at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 20/01/2010 Malt aroma. Mid brown coloured and rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A little burnt roast flavour in a crisp and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1823) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2009
Cask - Travellers Inn, Halifax. Opaque black/brown with a thin but dense tan head. Treacle and roasted malts on the nose. More treacle notes in the flavour with chocolate and some roastiness. Soft mouthfeel with a lasting dry bitterness. A nice, sweet but balanced porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (1936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2009
Still and very dark with no head whatsoever. Chocolate and sticky weetabix aromas with coffee and rich toffee. Too carbonated for me but nice, deep flavours of chocolate and balsa wood. Unfortunately metallic. Less than fascinating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2009
Cask at Luton BF ’09. Very dark red brown, nearly black. Small off white head. Sweet grainy malt aroma. Sweet, creamy malt taste with a sharp bitter finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2008
Gravity cask at Watford beer fest. Brown/black with off white head.. Fruity sweetness and rather thin malt, biscuits and fresh baked bread with a touch of caramel. Nothing special..

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