Brewed by Captain Cook
Style: Porter
Middlesborough, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also availabel bottled (at 4.4%).
The Black Porter was originally brewed as a seasonal beer that only appeared through the winter months. However, due to popularity it is now available in the pub all year round. As it’s name suggests, the Porter is a very dark, malty ale.

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theprof (1236) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Cask. Aroma puzzled me since the pub was awash with fried fish smells but lurking below the batter was coffee and chocolate and berry. Pours mahogany with tan top and good lacing. Fortunately the taste was unaffected by the fishy environment and the roasted malts and fruity notes came through pleasantly. Palate was medium with some excess carbonation but overall a porter to return to.

gegwilson (3793) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Cask in the White Swan, Stokesley. Pours deep chestnut with a nice foamy cream head. Mild chocolate aroma. The taste is chocolate with a little coffee and spice. OK.

edsspoon (905) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Gravity pour - deep red with a bubbly brown head. Aroma of chocolate, orange and hints of toasted malt with vanilla. Taste of orange, vanilla, followed by roasted malts and mild bitterness. Medium body.

larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Medium beige head. Nearly opaque black body goes deep dark brown at edges. Roasty earthy linoleum aroma with spicy caramelly notes. Dry-sweet roasty earthy caramelly taste with plasticky notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny earthy prunes aftertaste with burnt chocolatey notes. Nice, drinkable, pleasant. (0.5 bottle, from Clarkes, Whitby.)

Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2012
A black colored beer, with a small foamy beige head. The aroma of some chocolate, with hop, wheat and malts. The taste dark malts, fruits and wheat and dry bitter notes, The aftertaste is dry bitter with a little chocolate notes.

DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
Bottle from...oop north. Deep and oily with imaginary ruby glints at the edges and a dirty tan collar. Arresting, appetising aroma wafting with seashore brininess, coffee dolloped with butter, pippy black currants like you sometimes find added to an Indian dish, dark sticky dried things, musty old port. Slippery, complex dark brew with layers of sticky sweet sherry and port, chocolate yoghurt, kippery single malt stirred with liquorice falling into place. Smoke, butter and ink. Not often these days my descriptors really get pushed...but there are odd, unameable flavours swirling about here...all of them good. Deep, characterful porter with glints of complexity borrowed from a much stronger beer.

leaparsons (10756) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are dark chocolate with liquorice and nutty, fruity coffee bean. Light berries with medicinal notes. Flavours are dark chocolate bitterness with coffee and quite sharp blackberry. Herbal with some oily notes. Dry and fruity on the finish.

BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2011
[cask at the Guildford Arms, Edinburgh] Black from the cask with a decent creamy white head, which gradually dissipates. Roasty chocolate aromas, quite inviting on the nose. Very nice dark roasted malt flavour, reminded me of something between milk and dark chocolate. Slightly smoky aftertaste as well, with a touch of hops at the end. Went back for a second pint, just as good as the first which is always a good sign! [22012011]

cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 cask ay white swan july 13...deep black... Thin tan head... Soft dry chocolate roast malt nose... Dry malts... Chocolate.. Soft sweet easy.. Stick 3.8 cask at guilford arms .... black ... soft light chocolate fruity roast ...little thin ... little green but from celar ... soft charcoal rast White swan rayong. Nice multi area pub... Plrnty of deeting. Griendly wrlcome... But no kids... :-(... 6-7 beers on but a few extra tsps. 2 of their own... All round fevent. 70

Rune (13494) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2010
Well kept cask conditioned ale at Cask & Barrel. Beige-brown head on top of a more or less pitch black body. Smell of slightly roasted, sweet malts. Taste of creamy chocolate, hints of lactose. Very much on the sweet side, but one half pint was alright (weatherbound in Edinburgh, 01.12.2010).

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