Colchester Old King Coel London Porter

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Brewed by Colchester
Style: Porter
Colchester, England

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12071) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2017
Gravicask at Chelmsford & Mid Essex Winter Beer Festival. Remaining beige bubbly head over a near-black coloured beer, Mid-sweet aroma of caramel and chocolate. Roasted dark chocolate flavours supported by dried fruits and liquorice. Dark-malty fruity end. Medium bodied. Pleasing. (16.02.2017).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17970) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Cask @ Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, little roast malt and hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (11774) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Cask @ Chelmsford Winter Beer festival. Pours very dark brown with an offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood. Flavor is light sweet, little bitter, malt, wood, chocolate. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish. 160217

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (19371) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2017
Cask @ Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Hazy dark with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. 160217

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15575) - 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 (9761) - 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 (9729) - 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 (4604) - 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 (2837) - 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


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