Brewed by Bartrams
Style: Porter
Bury St Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also bottle conditioned.
Another tradional style enjoying a renaissance, plenty of body in this ruby beer supported by lots of hops makes this complex ale a worthy sample of the traditional style.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 11, 2013
[email protected] and mitre, Liverpool
Beige head, dark chestnut. Minimal aroma, sweet at first, lots of caramel and Damson, meaty rye notes? Slightly chemical meaty finish. Not a fan.qq

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7470) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Small creamy beige lasting head. Clear deep dark brown body. Earty roasty aroma with chocolatey notes. Dry-sweet dusty roasty taste with burnt caramelly notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish roasty chocolatey aftertaste with blackcurrant notes. Lovely. Highly drinkable, vivid, and full of flavour. (0.284l cask at Beech Hall Inn, Beck Hole.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle that was brought over in a case along with our beer order for Merton Beer Festival, thanks to Marc Bartram Poured dark amber with off-white head. Some creamy vanilla, oakiness and sweetness, nice tang to this but overall I found it to be a bit thin, nice nutty aroma, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
[email protected] Beer Festival. A bit thin for a porter. Light, creamy mouthfeel. Toasty, rather than roasty, with some light caramel, and then green apple. On the sweet side. Body was quite light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3867) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2005
Bottle conditioned, from Beer Cellar in Lincoln. Deep ruby red, vast fluffy cauliflower of beige foam, good condition. Big chocolate and fruity berries in the nose, quite soft and fruity in the mouth with the chocolate taking a back seat only to return with a vengeance in the finish where it becomes dry and powdery. Some gentle yeast notes also noticable at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2005
Bottled. A hazy chestnut coloured beer with a thin white head and a puddle of sediment. The aroma is slightly chocolatey and there is some sourness. The sourness really comes through though in the taste which is quite unpleasant but is a representation of where English BCAs can be so bad. Added to all that why Bartrams consider this to be a porter is beyond me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2005
More like a light mild than a porter. Orange\brown appearance. Very flat when poured from the bottle with the acidity that comes with some bottle conditioned beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2005
From A Bottle.Chestnut in colour with a hint of red,large fluffy head, aroma is of roasted malt,taste is malty with some dark chocolate and bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Oakdale Arms, North London.
Deep rich amber colour with a thick generous and dense cream to off-white head. We couldnt believe this was the correct beer. After double checking with the knowledgeable staff, they reassured me that this was indeed a porter. Sweet hoppy aroma. Sweet hoppy flavour supported generously by solid helping of malt. The beer felt full and complete on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2004
Although this was described in the festival list as a porter (as the name would suggest), it didn't come across much like a porter to me. The colour was deep chestnut, but very pale for a porter. The aroma had a heavy malt accent. It had a firm body, again with malt, but also a solid hop profile. Medium bodied. Whatever style this is (and I will stick with the brewer's nomenclature), this was a pleasant drop. Cask, Oakdale Arms, London

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