Brewed by White Horse
Style: Porter
Faringdon, England


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Cask. Deep brownish amber color. Small head. The nose is of dark cherries, some coffee and chocolate. The taste is very dry, and slightly bitter. Long dry finish, medium mouthfeel. Overall, nice but not exciting. Safe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ 27th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2010, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear dark brown black colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, toffee, smoke - tar, roasted, licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20101203]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, day 4 on 2 December 2010. Ruby/brown colour. Some fruit and chocolate. Very dry finish. Well made and nicely drinkable. Maybe a little short of depth in the aroma but pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7932) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6075) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, 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.

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