Brewed by Allendale
Style: Porter
Hexham, England


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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 Curlew’s Return for the later part of the year.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, - MAR 2, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown - almost an opaque black. Smells of toasts, coffee and molasses. Taste is much the same and very drinkable.

gunnar (9085) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle from Gulating, Stavanger. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of weak roast, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is good dark creamy mild malts, weak roast, with lingering chocolate and coffee, very good with a stønning mouthfeel for a 4% beer.

nudiebear (335) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle at home. Poured a clear dark brown, no head. Aromas are sugared espresso, very mild roast, chocolate, cacao. Mild taste, medium bitter, watery, bubbly. But looks like low carbonation. Ok

faroeviking (10910) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Flöska. Deeep dark brown mahogni colour, small light brown head. Pleasant aroma of dark chocolate united with a nice roasted maltiness along with toffee, some wood and (dark) fruit. Thin like mouthfeel. Flavour has a nice balance between roasted malt and chocolate with a good hoppiness along with wood, dark fruit, toffee and a bit of vanilla. Soft and smooth. A very pleasant nice 8 proof soft pleasant English porter indeed it is. My very first Allendale brew but not the last to be.

Wischylini (309) - 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

Theydon_Bois (19481) - 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.

Idiosynkrasie (7508) - 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.

stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, 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 - I’m not sure what the oak adds, quite rich malts in this

Skinnyviking (9569) - 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.

Japalo (1886) - 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

Desverger (11417) - 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.

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