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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.


chriso's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Roasted malts and prevalent fruitiness take on black pudding allusions in this flat, slick and personable Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head at all atop the darkness.
-Carbonation was almost absent... I wonder if that was wanted by the brewer…
-This doesn’t taste as well put together as their Wayland Smithy and Bitter, but it may ust be the conditioning.
-It gets boring in the long run.
-The fruitiness is grape-y, almost balsamic in its light acidity.
-This pint was not in the best shape, if I compare with the other 2 White Horse brews I had there the same day.

On cask at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fairwater (134) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
Cask @ Back of Beyond. Deep, impenetrable black with small, creamy head. First sip is thinner than expected, maybe a little sharpness. Blackcurrant, almost liquorice. Nicely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
cask at reading ... deep red brown... soft smokey blackcurrant roast ... dark malts ... little thin... soft fruit roast ... little blackcurrant

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Cask at the Maypole, Cambridge. Pours charcoal black with a steady, light cream cap. Good roasted malt aromd, some darkly toasted bread, dark sugars. Light to medium sweet flavor with balanced roast, light charred wood, burnt sugars, burnt marshmallows, faint raisins. Medium bidied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Moderate bitterness to finish, some scorched earth and burnt wood, well roasted malts, dark sugars. Great stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Clinging cream head on dark brown body. Chocolate aroma. Moderately toasty, slightly burnt flavor with a fading finish. Thin flavor, mediocre porter. (Cask at the Royal Blenheim, Oxford.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20303) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask@Market Porter, London. Ambery brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, choclste and mild ashy notes. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malts, some ashes, mild toffee as well. Mild sweet liquorice notes in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2012
Cask - The White Lion, Norwich. Small but lasting beige to light tan head on a deep, opaque brown/black body. Coffee and roasted malt aromas. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee flavour profile with some hints of yeast, particularly on the tongue. Medium body, soft palate texture, lingering bitterness and a fruity roastiness. A nice, richly balanced and deep porter with good sweet/bitter malt balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - 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]


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