Colchester Old King Coel London Porter

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Brewed by Colchester
Style: Porter
Colchester, England

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
One of the brewerys "Retro Ales".
Note: "London Porter" is much more prominent on the pump clip than "Old King Coel".

1052 og
Rich dark ale.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2017
500ml (Hop Shop, Chelmsford)
Lovely rich roast aroma. Black, tight tan head. Fullish palate. Good roasty taste, very mellow. An easy drinker. Finish sweet and cakey, some herbal hops. Good one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8951) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Cask @ Calans, Hebden Bridge, as Colchester London Porter. Dark clear copper-brown with a creamy, slightly off-white head. Has a sweetened roasted malt aroma, which is slightly more stated in its taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This silky Porter shares chocolate, raisins and roasted cereals alongside leafy hop bitterness and dark berry juices.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces around the ruby-tinged dark brown.
-The finish is a blend of roasted malt bitterness, leafy hops and mild fruity acidity.
-That dark berry juice character in the finish gets more and more prominent with every sip.
-Again, malt flavors are quite different in this British Porter than they are in most North American examples.

On cask at The Bridge Inn, Conwy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4227) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Tried at the strugglers inn, Lincoln. Deep almost black colour with a beige head. Aroma is deep roasted malt, taste a touch of fruitiness. Nice enough.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2592) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Cask at the Devonshire Arms, Cambridge. Very dark brown and barely translucent. Flat, no head, no lacing. Coffee and vinegar (ok may not be in the best condition) but the taste makes up for it. A gentle espresso bitterness underpins the Malteaser sweetness. Palate is okay (nice body but again too flat). If this had more life to it the rating would be much higher. Still, decent.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Very mild aroma. Strong back of the throat taste. Looks like cola. With a taste just as syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2204) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma malts caramel roasted malts dark fruits and spicy flavor malts roasted malts dark fruits spicy citrus and hops in the finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Olde England Northampton 07/04/14. A very dark brown coloured beer with a loose off-white bubbly head. A very tasty dark beer. Quite dry in the nose with burnt malts. Good bitterness and some fruit in the mouth. Lots of flavour. Really enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (8426) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
Cask at The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge. Pours dark as Coke with a tiny tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, tar and dark chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet, dark tar and malts, ash and some weak sour burnt malts, nice enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22446) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask at the bow bar... Deep black.. Thin tan head... Soft chocolate roast malt nose.... Sift roast.. Light lactose... Sift chocolate roast


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