Brewed by Vale
Style: Porter
Brill, England


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3983) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2011
Cask @ The Sir John Moore. Sour grassy aroma. Dark brown, almost black colour, not much head. Interesting spicy marzipan flavour. A bit flat & watery with treacle aftertaste. Almost drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 15/02/2011. Near black with next to no head. Sweet, caramel aroma with a touch of liquorice. Flavour was very sweet, with toffee, milk chocolate and liquorice chews, before a touch of back coffee in the finish. Not brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2011
Cask @ Crystal Palace, JDW. Black colour, beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, hint of fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, fruits. Medium bodied. Well drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2088) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Cask, Francis newton. Mild aroma, some prune and malt. Medium body, thin with some mild malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5397) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
Cask at the Three Guineas, Reading. A full-bodied porter with richly roasted malt aroma and taste; smooth and milky body and a dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vladivostok (354) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2011
Very dark with off-white head which rapidly disappears. A dry porter with a slight licorice flavour finishing with dusty hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, coffee - sweet dusty coffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dusty, sweet malt, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100120]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2010, served in an English pint glass. Pours black with tan bubbles and no head. On the nose, aromas of licorice, berries and sweet roasted malt along with smoke and molasses. The flavour is sweet roasted malts with coffee and chocolate. On the palate, medium in body with a milky texture and light carbonation. Overall, an interesting porter. It is light but quite flavourful with roasted notes dominating. 2010-08-04

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23696) - 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 (2572) - , 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.

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