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Brewed by Arundel
Style: Porter
Arundel, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This new, dark brown porter has chocolate, coffee and a smoky woodiness in the aroma, continuing into the flavour with the addition of liquorice notes, plus an emerging sweetness which carries through into the slightly dry, bitter finish. Hops: Saaz

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3.6
bartlebier (4161) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2017
330ml noBB, Middle Farm East Sussex, so the non-cider can is at least still local. - Nice ebony-ruby pour with some weight to it. Tart berry and earthy Aroma of smoked berry boughs, chocolate, ash, some Schnlenkerla ham even. Very easy drinking despite its focus on the charred and black&bitter: maybe its the dense, velvet mouthfeel. Tad pricey for its sessionability - the bane of much UK craft overpulling its weight...

3.1
bdleedahl (600) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 25, 2017
A little thin on the malt to complement the smokiness. Like all their beers, slightly off with the bitterness. London

3.4
john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Cask Third of a Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2015 in Oct 2015 - Very Dark Brown in colour. Slight tan head. Malty; roasty malts, toffee, smoke, liquorice, coffee notes. Any chocolate had gone awol. Fruity; some dark fruit. Hoppy; grassy hops. Slight herbal notes. Quite dry. Sweet roast malty and smoky throughout. Decent. (2015-10-17)

3.5
wheresthepath (2405) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Can from Beer52. Mahogany coloured with a moderate beige head and a middling fizz. The fruity aroma develops into stewed plums with chocolate and lightly roasted malts on the initial taste. Further swigs reveal light woodsmoke and honey roast ham, although these never overpower the other flavours. It’s generally sweetish, with mild dryness and sourness. At times maybe the slight sourness of those stewed plums is a little too evident, but generally it’s a well-balanced tasty brew that suited bonfire night well.

3.7
Beerhunter111 (22974) - P´Castle, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2016
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! Pours dark orange brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark malt, decent smoke, liquorice. Taste of dark roastet malt, coffee, red fruits, smoked, good beer!

3.1
Erzengel (9617) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
330ml can. The beer has a nice smoky nose. Nice smoky chocolaty beginning with sourish hints. Refreshing with not too much depth. The smoke is there till the end, hints of dry caramel, moderate bitterness and slightly sourish chocolate. Very nice and easy to drink. The aftertaste is light, moderate smoky roasty, refreshing with a subtle sourness.

3.5
nj_lee (43) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Pretty nice all round although not fantastic. Nice dark colour, pleasant porter flavour, but barely detectable smoke ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Very strange aroma but tastes delicious. Dark cola type appearance. Very sweet tasting and mild. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
mr_h (6012) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Counting House, Glasgow (7 Nov 2015) (belated Festival Ale), peaty, malty aroma, deep reddish brown with a beige head and negligible lacing, smoked, cocoa, creamy, very sweet coffee finish.

3.4
Leighton (22551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Cask at the Willow Walk, JDW - London. Pours clear, light brown with a frothy, tan head. Lightly tangy berries in the nose, hints of toasted malts and smoke. Medium sweet flavor with light smokey notes, accents of toffee, more tangy berries, plum. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with bready sugars, a little toast, berries, minimal bitterness, mellow smoke. Not bad overall.


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