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Brewed by White Horse
Style: Porter
Faringdon, England

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Seasonal - November.
The Black Horse Porter now joins the stable of hearty beers from the White Horse Brewery. Full bodied in taste this dark rich porter has a pleasing balance of roasted grain leaving you with a fruity smooth aftertaste and a slight bitterness of the finest kent hops.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
21st January 2011
On tap in the Magpie, New Street. Clear dark red-brown beer. Nice tan head. Light and semi dry palate. Slightly toasted dark malt - pretty smooth though. Mild minerals. Trace of cream and coffee. Some hop bitterness in the smooth finish. Drinkable and decent without ever threatening to be exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (5874) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2011
(Cask at Dog & Duck, Soho, London, 28 Nov 2010) Black colour with creamy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, hints of liquorice and some ashes. Roasted, malty taste with dark chocolate, coffee, dark rye bread and a generous coffee bitterness. Medium body, with some sweetness. Quite a nice porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (2960) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Cask @ TheDrum & Monkey. Roasted vanilla aroma. Almost black colour with a good head. Mildly roasted barley flavour. Smooth. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4204) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2009
Cask at the Nags Head, Reading. Tar in colour with a thin beige head; typical chocolate malt aroma, but also hints of digestive biscuit; flavoursome with sweet and nutty malts; the finish is dry and warming with some light coffee flavour. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump Merchants Inn Rugby A black beer with a whitish head and nice lacing. The aroma has some sweet milkiness together with light roast and bitter hops. The taste has more light roasts and decent fruits, but its’ the unexpected hoppiness which sets it apart. A good beer. Score 3.8
Subsequent rating scored 3.6. Average becomes 3.7

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
Cask, Hinckley 08. Faint roast, cask wood and ruby tints. Distant chew of currant, buttery vanilla, mild-like roasted barley, milky nuttinesss. Creamy with milk chocolate sweetness and not enough roast. Tasty but lacks presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7801) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2008
Cask, Hinckley Fest 08. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy, light roast malts with hints of chocolate. Smoky with some berries and molasses. Flavours are dry and smoky with sweet molasses. Coffee and chocolate with liquorice. Bitter on the finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4176) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
Cask@1st Hinckley Beer Festival, 2008. Black beer with a milky white head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is milky and dry. Overall an average porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
Cask at the market porter. Aroma is small roasty character, but lots of chocolate and darker fruits. Taste is seriously chocolaty, with the dark fruit adding some tartness, making iv very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Cask at the Trafalgar with Mes, 25th April 2008. This is a cracking porter. Pours a dark brown with a persistent cream-colour head. The intriguing aroma of tar, TCP, chocolate malt sets things up and then the smoky, tarry malt flavour delivers the punchline on a balanced, smooth, suprisingly light palate. Very good indeed.


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