Brewed by Whitewater
Style: Porter
Newry, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4026) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Bardzo dobre piwo z północy Irlandii. Kolor jak na porter jasne, nie było czarne po prostu ciemnobrazowe. Piana kremowa gruba i utrzymujaca sie sporo czasu. Smak cudny, tresciwy mocmy akcent aromatycznego chmielu co zadkie w porterze. Pozostale aromaty to karmelowe i lekko czekoladow-piernikowe. Swietna mieszanka smaku.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Don2711 (389) - - APR 11, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 Bottle. Ruby colour like porter. , caramel, bread, woody flavour with creamy head. Good strength. Can easily see why in top 50 in 2007.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoptimusPrimed (155) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn (6061) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2009
50cl bottle from a Eurospar in Dalkey, Dublin. Reddish chestnut with a thin cream head; rich roast malt aroma with a hint of treacle; smooth with deep earthy, nutty flavours and a light syrupy carmael that’s not too sweet; leading to a dry soothing satisfying finish with bags of malt. An excellent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1911) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottled, 0.5l. Clear amber color with small creamy brownish head and average visible carbonation. Aroma of caramel, spicy hops and some fruitiness, too. Taste starts with light caramel sweetness, beer is pretty well balanced, while aftertaste is long and hoppy. Full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation in palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Down2die (106) - IRELAND - NOV 28, 2012
BOTTLE FROM ASDA. Roasty and chocolatey obvious real chocolate used and maybe candy sugar, have saved the yeast for later. overall a litttle heavy and not session able like most say. but different with spices and adjuncts the whitewater brewery is and has a made a name for itself because of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1458) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from bridgehouse jdw Belfast a Ruby brown that is rich and fullsome aroma is cherries and raspberry flavour is a rich mixed berry taste with sweet malt gives a lovely ale that has balance from a hoppy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 30, 2009
Bought this 500mL bottle while on a trip to Northern Ireland after hearing good things about Whitewater Brewing. Pours a nice light brown with a bit or reddish toned while head up to the light. Small 1 finger head that is off-white and sticks around for some nice lacing. Wonderful aroma of light fruits, hops, and a bit of malts. Very nice and inviting. Tastes of a mix of hops, rye, light malty sweetness, and some fruit hints. Very nice overall and with a good balance-the hops are nice. Goes down nice and smooth and leaves you wanting more too-which is great as long as you have more. I could drink more of this if given the opportunity, but it’s not readily available here in the Republic. It would be interesting to try it on draft or cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
2009-05-20. Dark red-brown body witha nice creamy beige head and lace. Sweet malty aroma, dry toasty/bready highlights, mild but rich dark fruit (plums?). Flavour is similar, sweet dark fruit overtones on a sweet dark malt core. Light bitterness throughout lingers with sweet malt and dry toasty malt notes in the aftertaste. (7+) Average to medium bodied palate. Rather good, it gets better still as it warms up. Bottle at Bierhaus, Cork

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