Brewed by Allendale
Style: Porter
Hexham, England


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Seasonal - August to January. Also available bottled.
A Porter style dark beer at 4%. Hints of coffee and chocolate with an oak aged aroma. The sister brew to Golden Plover, taking over from Curlews Return for the later part of the year.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Wischylini (297) - Grimstad, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2017
Appearance Pours a clear deep red-black, with no head
Aroma Mild roasted malts, cocoa nibs, hints of toffee
Taste Mildly sweet, with a distinct bitterness
Palate Very watery, almost flat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Cask at the Euston Tap, East Lodge, 03/02/17. Extremely dark mahogany brown to light black with a decent tan head. Nose is tangy dark fruits, peppery spice, light roast, chocolate, toffee, wooded notes. Taste comprises toffee, dark malts, light charr and roast, cocoa rub, biscuit, light spice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying close. Ok porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (7222) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2017
500ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with ruby glimmer and small, bubbly, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Minimally roasty, dark malty aroma with weak oaky overtones, a touch of toffee, coffee and vanilla. Taste is minimally roasty and nuttily dark malty, diluted hints of toffee, coffee and oak, subtle caramel sweetness. A bit anaemic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2971) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe [241216]
Black, ruby edges, very thin beige head
Aroma of soft roast, dab of dark chocolate
Taste of soft roast, some sweet dark choc malts, good flavour for abv
Palate - Very soft carb, medium light body, light sweet, soft bitter roast. Finish of soft roast
Overall - Im not sure what the oak adds, quite rich malts in this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2017
50 cl. bottle at home. Medium high creamy lasting off-white head. Very dark ruby body. Sweet cocoa coffee aroma. Nicely hopped coffee caramel flavor with a hint of cocoa. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1874) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2016
[email protected] with Erik. Coffee slight smokey chocolate. Sweet smooth mouthfell. Light malty brew. Fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (10514) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle from Super Brugsen, Islands Brygge, Copenhagen - pours dark brown to black with a thin beige head. Toasted and medium roasted and charred malty, with some chocolate, coffee, light oaky wooden notes, body is thin to medium, toasty roasted into the close.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5273) - Snderborg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours nearly clear coffee brown with shades of ruby and with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of roast, malt and fruit, with notes of barrel and hints of yeast. Bitter, roasty flavour with notes of coffee and malt, and touches of fruit and hops. Roasty, coffeelike aftertaste with mild acidic hints. Decent and easily drinkable, if a little watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CloakedDagger (2325) - - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear, nutty brown with a lacing, beige head. Aroma has subtle peat and some tobacco. Light body, thoroughly smoky, very little roastiness, some tar and dried fruits. Only in the UK can you find a Porter, this light. 121016

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1711) - DENMARK - OCT 9, 2016
Fin smag af chokolade og en fin og god dybte i den. Det smages ikke at den kun er 4 procent.

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