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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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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34188) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms at GBBF 2004] An opaque brown beer with a disappearing light brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted and malty, and so is the flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20216) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
Cask @ Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Pours a black color with an off-white head. Fruity malty and slightly roasted aroma. Sweet roasted malty and fruity flavor with some hints of coffee and chocolate. Roasted malty finish with some hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 Cask at aberdeen Beer festival ... Deep black ... light roast nose ... Deep fruit roast ... little blackcurrent... lovely... 3.9

Tap at Bow bar... blow me if this isnt Storming ...black ... light roast malt... huge chocolate ... very very soft ... very gentle .. wonderfull depth. 4.4 tk3 cask guilford ... deep red brown ... toffee malt.... hoppy chocolate .... ... nie nut not the same 3.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
Cask gravity at Reading BF 06. Black colour, very thin head. Good porter, lots of dark roast malts. This I like. Juicy, sour, but crisp and agile too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Gravity cask at the Pig’s Ear 2011. Pours ruby-brown with a bubbly, white foam head. A bit of dry chocolate and moderate roast in the aroma. Flavor is medium sweet with a nice roastiness. Light chocolate notes. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly dry finish, some cocoa, faintly lingering roasted malts. Not bad overall.


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