Brewed by Captain Cook
Style: Porter
Middlesborough, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 its name suggests, the Porter is a very dark, malty ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46696) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
Cask @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, peat - smoke, soap notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (080808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26019) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Deep brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is mild roast, coffee, smoked wood and dry fruits. Flavour is mild dark fruityness, some nectar and roasted malts. Bigtime roasted malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22702) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Very dark brown, thin beige head. Pretty nice choc porter. Decent flavour in mouth, good drinkability, tasty, good fullness, makes me feel good. Bit of harsh roast which stings the tongue. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11807) - Troms, 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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2008
Dark brown with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with rodenbach malt, caramel and hints of coffe. Sweet flavor with burned rubber and bitter coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10219) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2002 Black and slightly rich on the palate. Fruit flavoured with a bitter finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earls Court, London 08/08/2008 Fruit and roast aromas. Dark red coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a little dryness in a full coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7407) - 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.)

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