Brewed by Cliff Quay
Style: Porter
Stowmarket, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.

Aniseed Porter.
A rich aniseed and roasted aniseed aroma, heralds the warming depths of complex and intriguing this porter with a twist. Deepest and darkest ruby black in colour, with a pale creamy head, the flavours strike in waves, aniseed, roasted grains, sweetness, bitterness combined and then finally an aniseed aftertaste. A marmite beer, you will love it or hate it!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
reakt (951) - Greater London, - JUL 14, 2009
Handpull @ The Wenlock. Chestnut brown with a thin off white head. Nose of sweet malts and aniseed. Extremely sweet and watery with aniseed and slight tobacco hints in the swallow. Way, way too sweet and thin for what they’re attempting, more of an aniseed mild. A heavier roast and more body could’ve pulled it off but not this, If you’re gonna try extreme flavours you have to commit but this is just half the effort.

Rune (13781) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2017
Gravicask at Chelmsford & Mid Essex Winter Beer Festival. Dark brown body, covering fawn-coloured head. Modest liquorice aroma. Flavours of caramel malts and liquorice followed by a roasted end. Rather thin in the mouth. Accepted (16.02.2017).

saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Cask @ Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are anise, caramel, roast malt and hops. Anise is very dominant.

Camons (13523) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Cask @ Chelmsford Winter Beer festival. Pours dark brown with an offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, little caramel, loads of anise seed. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, heavy anise seed. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, sweet finish. 160217

Rasmus40 (22174) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Cask @ Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Clear dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and anise seed. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 160217

john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle. Drank on BB date; BB date 15 Feb 2011; Drank 15 Feb 2011. Deep Ruby Black in colour. Malty; roast malty, lots of aniseed, some liquorice. Roast malty with pronounced aniseed and liquorice taste and with a slight sour hop/fruit edge. Very easy drinking. Enjoyed this. (2011-02-15)

Cuso (8959) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2013
Cambridge Blue Summer Beer Festival 2013, Cambridge

Cask. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, licorice. taste roasted malt, coffee, which is overwhelmed with strong anise. Enjoyable beer, but not for everyday drinking.

fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, licorice - anis seed. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, anis seed, spicy, nice balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120505]

Grumbo (4296) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Cask handpull at the Hole In The Wall, Colchester. Chosen with some trepidation as I’m not a huge aniseed fan, but a taster convinced me. Black beer with minimal white head. Quite a thin body. The aniseed is evident but fairly mild so does not overpower and makes it very drinkable.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
[email protected] Beer Festival 2012. Copper colour, small white head. Aroma is salted liquorice, some wood and mild spicy and ashy notes. Flavour is salted liqwuorice, mild caramel and some slight wooden notes. Refreshing and quite nice.

cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
cask at reading ... dark brown ... totall aniseed nose ... and totally aniseed ... star aniss flavour ... nice but wierd as the proverbian fuck ..

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