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 (13462) - 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 17/20
hoptimusPrimed (106) - SPAIN - JUL 29, 2015
Poured a brown colour with a good head. Nice malt and hop combination. Good fruity flavours too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lecvered (19) - - JUL 24, 2015
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Good, old fashioned sort of ale. Pours deep amber with good carbonation and off-white head. Malty like a brown, wholewheat bap maybe and a kind of raisin or prune to the sniff. Nice, malty, slightly roasty flavour and rich mouth feel. Dry bitter-sweet finish. Really like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3414) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks a lot Tom L.Clear brown with white film. Sweet and nutty aroma, a little chocolate as well. Nutty taste, slightly bitter and toasty, then sweet. Lightish body, chocolate and nutty finish. Nothing new but tasty and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, toast, nutty notes, a bit of caramel, a bit of fruitiness. Sweetish flavor with malt, toast, caramel, some nuts, a chocolate hint and a drier finish, slightly bitterish. Medium-bodied. OK. Not really a Porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1436) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Color rojizo, un dedo de espuma. Aroma neutro, ligeramente frutal a cereza. Carbonatacion justa y cuerpo moderado. Sabrosa en boca, bastante lupulada, con rica malta tostada y con un final bien amargo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (267) - - 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 (6054) - 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 (130) - 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 (2293) - 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 (5902) - 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]

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