Brewed by Vale
Style: Porter
Brill, England


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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.

Dashimus' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dashimus (229) - London, Greater London, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6823) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Cask at Milton Keynes Beer Festival; clear dark brown pour with a bubbly off white head, dark fruits, hint of roast on the aroma, taste has dark fruits, smooth chocolate, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Cask at The Railway, Putney. Black, red hue, small foamy off-white head, thick lacing. Aroma is like cigarette ash in water. Body is medium to light, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is toffee and roasted nuts up front, light salt, dark bread crusts. Nice level of bitterness. A very drinkable, subtle porter that gets better the more you drink of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4212) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Cask at the Magpie, dark red-black with a thin lacing head and aromas of roast coffee and red fruit (strawberry & damson?). Dry and burnt-bitter, with burnt coffee & cocoa notes emerging plus a distant fruitiness. A rather nice dry Porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Cask @ Moon Under Water, Manchester. Extremely dark red with a small creamy head. Crisp dark ale with very light tasting dark malts and a very gentle sweetness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (391) - - OCT 16, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 Black. Caramel and chocolate and wood aromas and flavours. Slightly astringent. Good strength. All in all nice. Second pint confirmed astringent aroma and lost points.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6742) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a clean brown color with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, tangy berries, wood. Taste is mildly astringent, medium sweet with notes of cocoa, vanilla and nuts. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Gravity cask at the Bell, Nottingham. Clear deep maroon color. Soft roast aroma. Taste is coffee grounds, light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Cask@the bellwether, wednesbury. Dark brown beer with medium tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, a touch of coffee, chocolate and some dark fruit action. A little cream on the body. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Parmenion777 (157) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Deep brown/black with a small tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Some nuttiness and roasted malt with dry finish but for me a bit light on flavour.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
On cask at the Lower Red Lion. Pours a super dark black/brown with a tan head. The smell is roasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar. The taste is roasted malt, burnt brown sugar, dry roasty finish. Light+ with tranquil carbonation. A nice porter.

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