Formerly brewed at Waen
Style: Porter
Llanidloes, Wales


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

SIBA Gold and Silver medals. Dark fruit and a chilli tingle. BeerBods ‘Beer of the Year’ 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a very dark brown hazy beer with red fruit (plum) and milk chocolate flavours, sweetness and roasted notes on the finish. I couldn’t detect any real spicy warmth, but a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (3208) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
Keykeg @Gravity Station, Cardiff. 12-08-2014.
Pours almost black with nice tan head. Spicy and roasty aromas. Some sour and sweet notes. Nice, hot and spicy aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveDarkBeer (9) - West Bromwich, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Nice rich flavoured beer. 6.1% first impressions you’d think it would strong to the taste and with the Chilli ay little over powering but on the contry i found this beer to be pleasently light on the strength but very heavy & full in flavour. I failed to notice the plum flavor to it however i did get the suttle kick of chilli at the end. Had it more than once as it was very welcoming. Drank this in The Wellington Birmingham.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 cask at reading ... deep black... thin tan head ...dark meaty and something not right nose ... dark malts... deep roast ... heavy roast ... dark chocolate light plum... soft lightt chilli 3.8 cask at bow .. deep brown black ... thin tan head ... dark meaty roast malts ... dark plum fruit nose ... sweet chocolate malts ... light mellow roast ... barest chilli 3.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2330) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask @ Gravity Station, Cardiff. Brownish indigo with only a small wispy ring of tan head. Chocolate and biscuit on the nose. Taste is intensely warming, sweet and packed with a chili hit. Not so much of the plum but I’m not complaining. Hot, sweet, malty aftertaste. I’m in love!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
purpledragons (51) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
From a bottle. Pours pretty flat. Opaque. Lovely aroma. Fortunately I do like this style (Porter) and the subtle Chilli is a plus. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (1364) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle from Gravity Station, Cardiff, and shared at the 3rd Ipswich bottle share. Pours black with a nice looking beige head. Strong aroma of chocolate and plum. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Medium bodied and oily texture. Soft carbonation. The chilli is a slow burner, quite subtle, works really well with the chocolate. Enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2013
[cask at the Bow Bar, Edinburgh] Deep, dark, purplish red beer with a large, off-white head. Aroma is bittersweet, with some stone fruit and a whiff of the black pepper about it. On the taste, some slight flashes of sweet plums, damsons, or other similar fruits, before the chilli bitterness arrives on the finish. Not so much a chilli kick, more a slight prod with the boot. Still, it comes together quite well and is certainly interesting [07052013]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Cask at Birmingham Beer Bash; dark brown pour with thin beige head, dark fruit aroma, forward taste is dark fruits then chilli heat kicks in, sweet coffee tasting porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14117) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle at TSODRBSG 13. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is chili, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is chili, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, hop. Medium body. Nice beer.

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