Brewed by Whitewater
Style: Porter
Newry, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask & Bottle; Regular.

A rich ruby porter style beer with lashings of hoppiness and plenty of fruit & toffee on the palate. This ale has moreish appeal and was voted in the ’Top 50 Beers in the World’ at the International Beer Challenge 2007.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
sweet bread aroma,golden, brown, off white foam, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, creamy, dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Slightly infected. AMber coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma has notes of acid, and roasted malts. FLavor starts lightly sweet, moderate acid and finish lightly bitter. Astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (12047) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White excellent fully lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter slightly acetic flaw flavor. Light bitter short finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle @ Assentoft tasting. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are little lactose acid, citrus, caramel, malt and hops. A little off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (1065) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Porter? Ruby red. Irish ale with some hops? Ok, but a weird hybrid of styles

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
500ml bottle, LOT 1010, BB Feb 2015
Dark-brown in the glass with a more white-than-beige head. For a porter quite light in colour... The beer starts smooth, fruity and roasted-rich. The mainpart is smooth, long and intense. Dark fruit, roasted malt. But in total more a dark ale than a Porter (and on the lable it doesn’t specify its style). The aftertaste is roasted-dark, dry and nicely bittered.
In total a nice dark ale. Fruity-roasted and bitter. --> 12/11/12/12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
Nice porter with some leaves and earthy moments. Quite a bit bitter and thin in the end. This one ist just a bit above average,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
Pours out of the bottle (thank you Steve!) in a deep dark colour with low steady head and medium to smooth body. Nice aroma of malt and torf. Taste of dark coffee, woods, leaves, nuts, dark berries and malt. Quite earthy finish. Nice and smooth to drink, enjoyed it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seaneh (6) - IRELAND - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
This, to me, is a perfect example of brewing beers not styles. It’s labeled as a "ruby porter" but could easily be called a brown ale, dark ale, or a number of other things. Lots of burnt caramel or muscovado sugar maltiness, little coffee bitterness, some spiciness from the hops to balance it out. One of my favourite Irish beers. Makes a fantastic base liquor for a beef or lamb stew too!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scottishchris (504) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Red brown, frothy white head. Sweet caramel malty notes. Medium body, low carbonation. Coffee ish. Fairly non-deScript and not a porter!

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