Brewed by XT Brewing
Style: Porter
Long Crendon, Aylesbury, England


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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, itís something else entirely. Big malt aroma on a bitter, balanced hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1543) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Cask in Brigantes, York. Pours mahogany with a good tan head. Fruity pineapple notes over caramel and coffee. Doesnít quite hang together for me. Some slight cheese notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
16th November 2014
Clear dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is airy, dry and minerally crisp. The malts are light feeling but retain good dark malt flavours, LIttle earthy coffee, mild roast. Zingy dried fruits. Mild floralness. Medium to strong bitterness. Touch of piney orange hop before the dry finish. Bitter linger, Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5777) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours very dark ruby with a small creamy tanned head. Nice malty aroma, with liquorice and some weak smoke. Taste is smooth,some red fruits, chocolate, liquorice and light roasted malts, nice dry hoppy finish, lingering liquorice, nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma was fairly light and rather sweet; some dark fruit, chocolate and liquorice. Nice medium to thick mouth feel. Initial flavours of prunes, caramel and rye bread build up to massive bitter burnt malts, grassy hops and really dark chocolate. Wonderful lingering flavours. Quite strange as very little was given away on the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3709) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Cask at the Craven Arms; dark brown with a frothy tan head, coffee aroma, taste has coffee with some roast, dark fruits and a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36563) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocoalte, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120504]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Cask,hand pulled at The Rocklands Club,Redditch,Worcestershire.Near black pour with stable creamy head.Roast malt and fruit aroma.Roast malt,chocolate,fruit taste with light coffee and a nutty background.Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6568) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 5/2/2013. dark brown with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, yeasty dark fruits and hedgerow hops. Flavour had solid, grainy malts, more chocolate and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Salmon Leicester 13/06/12. A very dark brown coloured beer with a beige hint to the head and lacing. A bit of smoke, a bit of licorice and a big dollop of berry fruity hops in this complex nose. Good fruits in the mouth with lightly roasty malts. A bit of chocolate too. But itís the hops which are really good in this and set it aside. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Deep ambery black colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, some wooden notes along with syrup, roasted malts and some slight ashy notes. Flavour is very similar, with some malty sweetness also being there.

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