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WJ King Market Porter


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Formerly brewed at King Beer (Formerly WJ King)
Style: Porter
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Status uncertain. Also available bottled.
This is one helluva beer! Deep dark brown and phenomenally complex. The aroma is liquorice initially but you’ll catch coffee notes and some pleasant sulphurousness to accompany it along with a general malty warmth. The taste is roast and a little burnt, but not to the point of causing bitterness…that comes from the hops later. There’re fruit and dark chocolate flavours and the mouthfeel is smooth and sleek. The aftertaste dries the palate and is a touch astringent but not unpleasantly as the hops begin to kick in even more. A couple of mouthfuls and ten minutes later the aftertaste still lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8312) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Black with a very small head. Has a mid to full smoked aroma and is almost as pronounced in its flavour. Has a thin texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7685) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours almost pitch black with no head at all. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramel, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is moderate roasted, sweetness like raisins and prunes, plum and dark red fruits, easy light roasty bitterness towards the end, very low carbonation suits this brew well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2012
cask at egham ... dark black ... thin tan head ... light sweeet blackcurrant fruit ... light charcoal bitter... sweet malts... soft toffee ... litle too caramel toffee ... hint of sourness in l.inger

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12942) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Cask. Frothy lightbrown fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy roasted/burnt aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. NIce roast/licorice notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Cask @ The Market Porter. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are milk chocolate, roast malt, hops and caramel. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7727) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 26 Nov 2011) Black colour with brief, frothy head. Roasted, malty nose with dark fruit, raisins and coffee. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark fruit, raisins, prunes, dark bread and a slightly bitter-sweet finish. Medium body. Decent roasty bitterness in the finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18082) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
Cask at the Wallington and Croydon BF, London. Pours dark brown with a light, off-white head. Dark caramel roast nose. Lightly sweet flavor, some grass, dry roasted malts, earth, wood, faint tang. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Tangy roast finish, some tobacco, light sugar, faint grassy and earthy bitterness. OK.

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