Brewed by 8 Sail
Style: Porter
Sleaford, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle conditioned.
Damsons have added a full bodies fruitiness to the rich complex flavours provided by the pale,amber, brown & black malts.

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Stuu666 (15093) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is dungy, roasted, light chocolate, taste is sweet fruit, dry roasted, coffee.

AshtonMcCobb (6958) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe.
Appearance - close to opaque black but with some orange chinks.
Nose - dusty malt bag. Then fudge or toffee.
Taste - molasses and blackjack sweets.
Palate - medium bodied, rich and sweet texture. Dry crunchy finish.
Overall - the taste was better than the nose. Did not get any damson.

allmyvinyl (11082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aromas of light fruit, light tar, liquorice. Taste is light sweet, light roast, more dark fruit. Thin finish.

jackafholmes (1022) - - DEC 24, 2014
Black, not much head. Aroma is pig farmy and smoky, not pleasant. Taste is tart and tangy sour, smoky and charcoal bitterness. Not good.

Mr_Pink_152 (5650) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
500ml bottle from the Brewery. Pours dark brown nearly black with a small off white head. Coffee roast, and fruit aroma. A fruity flavour, but the damsons aren’t over powering. It compliments the coffee and roasted malt also evident in the flavour.

witthatsbier (587) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
Cask @ paisley beerfest
sweet malt fish sweetish
not a bad beer perhaps to many damsons

ReV2 (217) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
From Baccus Wine in Olney, Bucks, UK. Aroma of prune juice, pours reddish black with a short lasting head. Taste is a typical porter, not much damson coming through initially, there eventually. A little acidic with tart flavours coming through with the fruit & malt. Not the best Damson Porter I’ve had but decent enough.

BlackHaddock (7777) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle conditioned 500ml: BBD Apr 14, poured carefully into a glass tankard at home on 20 Dec 13.

Even with the careful pour I got a huge billowing pillow of tanned foam on my deep, deep brown beer (read black). The pillow soon however became a thin blanket covering.

Malty molasses rule the nose and taste: semi-sweet and roasted, not burnt or toasted, just lightly roasted malts giving an even, malty feel to both the aroma and flavouring.

There is some fruitiness, plums, OK, damsons too (is there much difference in taste and aroma). A farmyard feel arrived mid-tasting: in the smell and taste as the yeast became more evident with the warming beer.

Different and interesting, a little ’home brew’ in some aspects but overall not bad at all: I look forward to trying more beers from these guys.

madmitch76 (25823) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
22nd May 2011
Opaque black brown beer, small pale tan head. Light semi dry palate. A little fruit sweetness and tang. Mild dark malts but with an unpleasant burned taste. Finishes minerally. Another beer from this brewery ruined by over toasted malt.

SilverfoX (879) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Starts as a typical stout, but the finish is a delight, with a creamy christmas pudding flavour after taste, moreish, wish i had another bottle now, bloody typical....

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