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Wig & Pen Pass Porter


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Formerly brewed at Wig & Pen Brewery
Style: Porter
Canberra, ACT, Australia


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
First impressions are of dark chocolate notes and full malty middle palate followed by a lingering robust bitterness. Deceptively strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2005
On tap at the Wig and Pen. Head is a murderously small and thin, brown-purple affair. Decent aromas of bitter chocolate, and very strong bitter chocolate flavour that I suspect is that way due to the high ABV (~6%). The body is a bit too thin to properly support such strong flavour though I feel - could be better with some creaming up (whatever that might entail). Tasty nontheless, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1827) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
Chocolate malt aroma. Creamy foamy head with dark brown black colour. Burnt malt chocolate flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
21 Aug 2005 - (Wig & Pen - Draught) - Light choc malt aroma. Dark brown-black colour, brown creamy good retaining head and good sheeet lacing. Choc roasted malt but lowly hopped flavour. Thick mouthfeel and tangy lingering choc malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 7, 2003
tap at w&p. good to see a 6% aussie porter. deep dark brown with a beige head and full coffee and cream aroma. quite sweet but with a faint saltiness and some licorice. a very enjoyable pint

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2003
these guys really know what they're doing. a very interesting porter, not quite what i expected, but i get the idea that they're not fumbling around in the dark. odd smell is of plums and artificial chocolate. super-oily texture, with luscious chocolate flavour, not a lot of burnt stuff, and a bit of yeasty fruit, winding up with a classy acidity that reminded me of pitfield porter. this has got to have actual chocolate in it or i'll eat my proverbial hat, or proverbially eat my hat anyway.

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