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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at the Trafalgar.
Dark cloudy mahogany with a very good beige head and good condition. Rich cereal and malt aroma with loads of chocolate. Good tarry chocolate malt flavour with a nice light bitterness giveing it really good balance. Very good porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark red brown. Faint chocolate aroma. Quite a restrained taste: a little chocolate and sourness, but the overwhelming impression is smooth, drinkable and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
Cask conditioned at Adderbury Beer Fest ’07. Black with red hue, malty beige head. Lovely quaffable porter with a divine, blackberry fruity aroma, I know because as I was serving this the aroma made the juices flow. Deep chocolatey flavour with a autumnal fruitiness, sweetish finish. Great stuff and my beer of this festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2007
Cask @ St Aldates Tavern, Oxford. Pours a dark brown almost black color with an off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Roasted malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
Cask@Reading BF. A weak porter. Some light roasted malt notes and some subtle licorice. Finish is sour, and flat, dissapointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 Cask gravity at Reading BF 2007. Very dark brown, thin lasting beige head. Sourish porter, bitter dark choc. There is an oddity to it that gives it character. 3.2/5.0 Re-rate Cask gravity at Kent BF 2008. Black with thin tan head. Chocolatey lovely aroma. Quite full. Some almost rum malt. Very full in mouth, very intense choc. Good finish. Odd, bit of polyfila on the aroma. Really intense though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2007
Cask Stillage from the outside cellar at the Prince Of Wales, Foxfield 25/11/2006 Rich aroma. Dark coloured rich on the palate and fruity with a little sourness. Some bitterness in an oyster roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Handpump at the Turf in Oxford. Pours a nearly opaque black with a depp lasting brown head. Aroma of dates and chocolate. Body is med. with a perfect sliky body. Flavors of coffee chocolate nougat and burnt toast. Finish is med. bitter. A near perfect British Porter. Highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2006
Cask, Far from the Madding Crowd Beer Fest’ in the company of Doppelganger. Poured black with thin off white head, gave off some roasted notes with coffee hints. Taste whilst very nice was also somewhat restrained and just a touch too subtle. There were some pleasant bitterness and roasted flavours but whilst I agree with Doppelganger that this is a very good session strength porter I felt it to be just a little too thin and lacking a certain something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Cask, Turf Tavern. Deep ruby black with a long lasting cap of open tan foam. Soft plumy fruit, clean coffee aroma. Gentle but sustained roast--dark toffee, a bit of soft chocolate, and a touch of mineral quality in the finish. Soft, a nice fullness, and ideal blend of roast and gentle carbonation give it a cleaness between sips. Brilliant. Everything a session strength porter should be.

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