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Vibrant Forest Black Forest Porter

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Brewed by Vibrant Forest
Style: Porter
Lymington, England


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Hampshire beer of the year 2012 A splendid full bodied flavoursome porter with excellent notes of coffee and chocolate. Full bodied on the palate with a good balance of roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8078) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Cask, gravity at The National Winter Ales Festival, Derby, Friday 13th February 2015 in company of Chris, Ruth, Jan, Charlotte, Neil, dad and Pauline. Pours dark brown in colour, hoppy and malty with a rather pleasant gravy like nose going on. Good to very good bitterness, a little roastiness. It is a very good beer. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeevan (84) - SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown almost black. Nice dark malts and chocolate aroma. Quite bitter. Earthy malts with a hint of Blackforrest gateaux and coconut. Nice balance. Decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5750) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Cask (Giddy Bridge JDW, Southampton) - Black in colour. Coffee, liquorice and a hint of plain chocolate in the aroma. Chocolatey and roasted taste with coffee, liquorice and some earthy notes detected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8632) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are earthy coffee with liquorice and light berries. Peppery dark chocolate with hints of lemon. Flavours are dry coffee with cola and earthy notes. Blackberries with a yeasty finish and dusty dark chocolate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17006) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
13th December 2014
Almost opaque dark red - brown beer, small tan head. Palate is dry and crisp. Thin dark malts but full of earthy coffee and roast. Light touch of tangy dark fruits. Whisper of esters. Dry roasty finish. Fairly robust dry porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1424) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black with tan head. Nice smooth creamy stout with a bitter kick. Excellent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (668) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle conditioned from Bitter Virtue at home. Pours black with a beige head. Hoppy aroma of chocolate and liquorice. Bry bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4950) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
Cask at the Rockstone, Southampton. Pitch black with a loose beige head; smoky aroma with a trace of bacon; soft purple fruit flavours to start then becoming rather thin in the mouth with some chocolate malts; and a dry, smoky, finish.

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