Brewed by Colonial Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Perth, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Formerly known as Gully Washer Winter Ale
Deep ruby brown, this robust style is a big mouthfull with hints of coffee and rich roasted malt to the bitter end.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
Nitro draught @ Portsea Hotel, Portsea, Vic. Spot on beer with deep ruby body & tan cream. Subdued aroma - roast nuts, touch of coffee, dark chocolate. Smooth creamy texture, very fine bead, full body. Quite an easy going sort of dark beer - nutty, dark toffee sweetness, touch of chocolate, moderate bitterness. Solid, good, very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Tap at the brewery. A very biscuit driven and dry chocolatey porter. Balanced as they come. Solid stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (635) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
TAP. Poured more or less black with a small tan head. Got a very malty & caramel nose & taste with a very slight bitter/chocolate finish. A nice medium body that wont bloat you to quickly.. Off tap at Colonial Brewery

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar. Nutty with a hint of chocolate. Tasty and goes down a treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2014
Light bodied for a porter. Pours brown with a small tan head. Coffee and caramel aromas. Taste is lower on the chocolate flavours than most porters. Some roasted barley and caramel sweetness. Alcohol can be tasted. Not a favourite but better than average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Hop_Hedonist (567) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2013
Insipid swill - sweet caramelised malt - thin - fuck all else - porter for children.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (1160) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2013
Visited Oct 2012, notes are a tad vague by this stage. Almost black pour with a light tan head. Aroma is roasted grain, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar. Flavour is roasty, some coffee and chocolate, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2012
Growler from MordeciaFunk as part of Aussie BIF. Pours a very dark brown with smallish light tan coloured head. Aromas are dominated by the malt with lots of sweet dusty cocoa, roasted grain, and coffee. Nice stuff. Flavours are a little unbalanced and a little one dimensional for mine with a very assertive bitterness and some alcohol and not a lot else. A tad more malt character would have help. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2011
Tasting from Mar 2008.
On draught at the brewery, Margaret River. Blackened brown body, cola brown in the very shallows and shimmering in the afternoon sun. Big, tannish crown, dense, well held to leave some good lacing. Bitter/sweet dark chocolate, molasses and heavily roasted coffee beans on the nose, spiced and warming. Silky, smooth, medium bodied with just a prickle of delicate carbonation present on the tip of the tongue. Dusty cocoa and vanilla bean, a mild hint of anise under layers of milk chocolate, burnt caramel and smokey, overly roasted coffee. Rich in the finish also with good malty length. Alcohol is present but aptly kept at bay. This was the best of the day, a really solid Porter that what it lacked in complexity it made up for in balance and poise. I could easily drink this all afternoon. Very nice!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tom_clift (44) - Carnegie, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2010
Keg. Big chocolate malt, although perhaps unbalanced. Higher alcohol evident, hot.

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