Brewed by XT Brewing
Style: Porter
Long Crendon, England


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Status uncertain.
Nine Malts (including Belgian Aromatic, and Smoked), Nine hops (Apollo, Bravo, Columbus, Delta, EK Goldings, First Gold, Galena, Hellertauer, Junga) and two strains of yeast - this is a very special beer made for the drinker who wants something different. This is NOT a stout, it’s something else entirely. Big malt aroma on a bitter, balanced hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17040) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2016
Klare dunkel rötlich braune Farbe, mittelgroße beige schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, sehr hopfig bitter. Geschmack röstmalzig bitter, Kaffee, Vanille, lange Bitterkeit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. This is just called Black rather than Black Velvet. Appearance - dark brown to black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - light pine but predominantly caramel shortbread. Taste - more nice biscuit and caramel notes. On the finish there’s a little smoke and even charcoal. Palate - medium bodied with a decent yet crunchy texture and a long dry crunchy finish. Overall - a nice porter. A hopped stout even. Complex for the ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (7759) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2016
Many thanks to Rian for this bottle! Smooth malty nose. The beer starts smooth but intense. Round floral, fresh and smooth. Bitter with not too much sweetness, dry dusty malty, hints of roast, round but not too much character there. Hints of grain, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Aroma: dark grain, cereal and caramel malts, molasses, toasted malts. Appearance: very dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: floral hops coming up very quickly, bitters intensify, roasted malts, filter coffee, bitter cacao, very bitter and dry finish. Overall: nice “Porter”, great, malty aroma, and quite a contrasting palate. Bottle from Red Squirrel Beer Shop, Amersham.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6473) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle shared at CBC CW during The Cad 10yr celebrations, London. Thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a dark copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty, with notes of dark fruit, toffee, wood. Taste is lightly tangy dry and medium sweet, with more notes of wood, toffee, cocoa. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2122) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle from the brewer’s own stall at the Thame Food Festival. Brown with a thick beige head. Light chocolate raisins balanced against lots of wood. Some underlying toffee makes it mellow, whilst at the same time tasty. Another great beer fron XT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Pitch black with a ring of beige head, and a bright cherry red gleam when held to the light (on a sunny afternoon in the pub’s garden); aroma of richly roasted malts and vinous fruit; velvety smooth in the mouth, with deeply roasted malts giving a toasty taste with just a trace of chocolate; then a sustained bitterness, and a very dry ending. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. Thanks to Leighton. 29/03/2015. Brown / reddy copper coloured pour with a loose cream head. Aroma is woody, raisin / dried fruit, caramel and biscuity malts. Flavour is composed of dark malts, aromatic, dried fruits, nutty, plummy, and a little coco powder. Lingering dark malts, metallic and coffee. Palate Nissan medium light bodied, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6983) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
Black color with a fine tan head. Licorice, coffee and roasted aroma. Medium (+) body and a fine carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Licorice, coffee and roasted flavor. Decent nice porter.
[Bottle from The Brewery]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2015
Bottle @ The Cad’s 10yr Shindig. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter caramel finish.

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