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Brewed by Beavertown Brewery
Style: Baltic Porter
Tottenham Hale, England

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Normcore is created by our brewer Jonathan Hamilton and this is what he has to say about it: “Brewed for the cold winter months in London, inspired by a passion for a good Porter, and a fascination in lager fermentations. After much umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether or not to add anything to it, or barrel age it, complicating the process and muddling the taste of an otherwise tasty beer, I decided to release the beer as is, uncompromised, not dressed-up, Normcore. The nose is alluring with notes of milk chocolate, plum and a wiff of freshly ground coffee. The flavour is clean and complex. A nice level of bitterness helps to balance out the sweetness from the malt. Notes of coffee, cacao and a slight smokiness is transformed into a delightful blend of dried figs, walnut and fudge. The finish is long and dry with notes of freshly roasted coffee.”

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Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Keg @Salt Horse, Edinburgh, [Rating backlog 15.04.2017] Pours black, tan head. Nose chocolate, slight smoke, some vanilla, dried fruits, fruit cake. Taste is all of the same above with a big fig and dates cake thing going on, really nice.

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planky84 (3384) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Keg at the Star & Garter, Bromley. Dark reddish brown pour with a beige head. Coffee, cocoa and chocolate aroma. Flavours of woodsmoke, lots of coffee, dark chocolate, ovaltine, licorice. Very nice.

3.6
cgarvieuk (25728) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2017
Keg at the salt horse... Dark black.. Thick tan head.. Soft sweet creamy chocolate roast malts nose... Dark roast.. Creamy malts.. Long bitter chocolate roast... Creamy chocolate malts

3.8
Theydon_Bois (20453) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2017
Keg at BD Xoho, 19/04/17. Black topped with a tan swirl. Nose is dark chocolate, light spice, chocolate biscuit, roasted notes, fruit peel, cinnamon. Taste comprises rich roast, black peppery spice, touch of coffee grinds, liquorice, cocoa powder, dried fruits. Medium + body, fine carbonation, drying close. Solid flavoursome porter.

3.7
Stuu666 (14563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2017
Keg at salthorse. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, coffee, taste is sweet, creamy, chocolate, liquorice.

3.8
MrTipple (5956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Intense dark chocolate, dark toasted malts, cacao, sweet, sticky, burnt caramel pudding, coffee. Black, tiny, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Fizzy, creamy, dark malts, sweet grain, chocolate, burnt wood, charcoal, soft carbonation, medium to full bodied, dry, bitter dark malts in the finish. Very nice Baltic Porter, intense, rich and complex. Keg at The Waterloo Tap, Waterloo.

3.8
Scopey (15471) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
Keg at Waterloo Tal. It pours cloudy black with a medium tan head. The aroma is rich, toasted malt, charred, wood, umami, loads of sweet smoke, honey glazed ham, earthy, ashy, wood and light vanilla. The taste is bitter - sweet, rich roasted malt, coffee grounds, ashy, charred, peppery spice. salty liquorice, smoked malt, umami, earth, leather, ham with a dry, bitter - sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Reminds me of my wedding beer made at Kernel. Interesting and robust stuff.

3.9
R4N5H (1287) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2017
On tap at the brewery in Tottenham Hale on 25-Mar-2017 (and again 2 days later at The Three Johns, Angel Islington). Dark brown, almost black in colour with a medium sized beige coloured head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, cocao nibs and malt. Full body and soft/medium carbonation. Taste is lots of milk chocolate, light coffee and spices. Light bitterness, and smooth chocolate finish. Pretty good.

3.8
Leighton (22051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Keg at the brewery taproom. Pours black-brown with a creamy, beige head. Great aroma, lots of ashy roast, tobacco, espresso, cocoa. Medium sweet flavour with sturdy baking cocoa character, hefty toasted malts, scorched earth. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Drying finish with notes of charcoal, bittersweet chocolate, more scorched earth bitterness. Very good overall.


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