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Brewed by Whitewater
Style: Porter
Newry, Northern Ireland

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
visionthing (2578) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2012
550cl ath The Garrick Bar in Belfast. Pours deep copper with a light brown head. Aroma of dark dried fruits and some roasted malt. Sweet and lightly fruity with a metallic taste and some hoppy bitterness. Medium carbonation and quite light body. A bit strange, but drinkable. Not a beer I need to try again. (2011-06-10)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3698) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle 50cl, a clear dark amber beer with medium creamy head. Nose is on smooth chocolate and toasted notes. Aroma is on bitter caramel, toasted notes and bitter dark chocolate, very dry, creamy body, coffee notes, slightly acid aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2011
50cl bottle, thanks to Dan. Pours a chestnut brown colour with a good head which fades quite quickly. The nose has caramel, raisins and a background smokiness. The taste is toasty, there is a small note of chocolate and some very dry raisins.The palate medium bodied and textured and there is a very dry finish. Overall, a really interesting recipe that seems to have some characteristics of stout and some of bitter,

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimE (3091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2011
sour milk chocolate. Not that pleasant. Don’t know why, but not a big fan of this brewery in general

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2728) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 22, 2011
Ruby brown beer with creamy foam head. Aroma of a washed rind cheese with vinous fruits and underlying alcohol. On the taste chewy caramel malt, fermented apples and a dry sweetness. Seems more like a best bitter than a porter, which isn’t how I remember it from draught, may need to rerate. Fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
Reddish dark brown. Fruit nose (coconut, pear, honeydew) with toasty and perhaps somewhat coffeish accents. Mainly fruit taste mixes caramel with light toast. Good ale, somewhat more toasty than most bitters but less nutty than any brown ale...and even if you believe in "Irish Ale" I don’t think you could call it that either. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1128) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2011
a porter? really? id have to disagree with that one. its brown, ill give you that, but nowhere near roasty or toasty enough to be a porter. its very well balanced, very easy to drink, bready in the front, bitter in the finish. some dark fruit, but not too sweet. very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle @ Bull & Castle Dublin. Deep red-brown with nice color and tight head. Fruity aroma is orchard fruit. Lively carbonation, juicy body. Flavors contradict the aromas by becoming bread crusty. Very good. Lip-smackingly drinkable session ale with universal appeal. Well-done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (432) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle - really enjoyed this, pours a nice ruby. sweet but roasty aroma. nice chocolate flavour with a light roast cereal undertone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Bottled at L. Mulligan Grocer, Dublin. Dark brown, small head. Chocolatey nose. Mid dry with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Roasty and chocolatey with mild grassy spicy hops on top.Mild but growing spicy bitterness. A well balanced chocolatey porter.


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