Brewed by Whitewater
Style: Porter
Newry, Northern Ireland


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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.

Theydon_Bois' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12101) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at the parents, sourced from Tesco by the Old Man - cheers, 26/01/13. Pours a ruby red copper colour with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a swirl of film. Not exactly Porter-esque in appearance! Nose is light roast malt, dark fruits, plums, dates, hint of spice, light chocolate. Taste follows nose, roast malt, some milky chocolate, Oreo biscuits, tangy dark fruits in the background, molasses, tobacco. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, fairly smooth on the palate, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (216) - - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Ruby colour like porter. , caramel, bread, woody flavour with creamy head. Good strength. Can easily see why in top 50 in 2007.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle at home in northern Ireland. Chestnut brown copper coloured pour with a lasting loose cream coloured head. Aroma is twiggy, earthy, caramel, little mushroom. A little dried apple and raisin on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of nutty, twiggy malts, dried fruit, little alcohol bite. Little bitterness in the finish. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weefannybaws (124) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark, ruby ale with light head that faded quickly. Toffee nose. Malt taste with bitter toffee aftertaste. Would go well with crisps or nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
December 18, 2014. Bottle at home, best before september 2015. Received in a trade, thanks Beersiveknown!
Ruby red with a quite large tan head. Aroma is malty with toffee and bread notes,some earthy and floral notes, faint notes of dark fruits and red berries. Taste is medium sweet toffee and berries, light nutty with coffee notes and light bitter. Finish is light to medium bitter. Medium bodied, average to fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5327) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
Hazy amber color with a big tan head. Good looking ale. Nice lacing. Bready, malty and fruity aroma. Nice body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Maybe a bit rich carbonation. Oily texture. Bready, malty, fruity, plums and raisins in the flavor. When I rate this one, it is listed as a porter….hmmm more like a low alcohol Barley Wine. Tasty ale.
[Bottle from a trade with Beersiveknown]

Country #118

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zita (5356)
- 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 (7351) - 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 (11278) - 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 (14457) - 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 (873) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Porter? Ruby red. Irish ale with some hops? Ok, but a weird hybrid of styles

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