Cox & Holbrook Stowmarket Porter

Formerly brewed at Cox & Holbrook
Style: Porter
Stowmarket, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Has also been available bottle conditioned.
Very dark, almost addictive.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, chocolate malt, wheat malt, roasted barley, flaked barley. Fuggles hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Cask Half Pint at The Bricklayers Arms, Putney , London in Sept 2010 - Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, wheaty, chocolate, coffee, caramel. Fruity; sour fruits. Hoppy; earthy and grassy hops. Roast malty throughout with a sour fruity/hoppy edge. Nice Porter! (2010-09)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Cask at the Bricklayers Arms Norfolk & Suffolk festival, 23rd Sept 2010. Black, no head. Roasted notes, fruity ones too on the nose. The fruit dominates on the tongue. Not a standard porter. I can see some people definitely disliking this but I found it interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (18232) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
Cask gravity White Cliffs BF2011 Black with lasting beige head. Some butter on aroma. Better in moth smooth but yes diacetyl but works ok with the beer. Bit too much diacetyl for me. Some fruit dark ones some smooth choc. Bit jammy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (10382) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2010
Cask, gravity at Merton Beer Festival, 16-07-10 I had high hopes for this having noted some of the ratings down here, sadly in never quite manged to cut it and I totally agree with Sims assesment. Poured very dark brown with a light beige head (very small head) Aroma is coffee but quite slight touch of nuttiness also a bit of fruit. Taste is more of the above but its a bit thin and wishy washy bitter with some dark chocolate trying to come through and some watery coffee. Ok A6 A3 T6 P2 Ov12 2.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2010
A Sim rate (gravity at Merton Beer Festival): Aroma is malty, slightly roasty and seriously nutty. Black as the night with a brown tinge. Roasty nuttiness in the flavour. Wood, peanuts, and grains. Not a great flavour. Bitter in the finish. Almost too bitter. Ok, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
Cask, Newcastle Arms, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Jet black, no real head. Aroma and flavour had bags of chocolate, coffee and dark malt with some nice fruit in there too. Up there with the best Porters I’ve tasted... Niiice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2007
Gravity at the Southport Beer Festival...warned by the server that I should try it before committing to buying a half as it was being talked about as quite acidic. Absolutely no head, strong and very rich chocolate on the palate and cocoa and dark roast flavours following. Nice dry finish, a winner

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
imsorrydave (1) - ipswich, UZBEKISTAN - DEC 10, 2006 does not count
Hugely impressed by this dark rich porter. Tried it at the ipswich beer fest and the dove. Corker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12355) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
Half pint on gravity at The Ipswich Beer Festival. Deep dark in colour. Missing foam. Rich aroma of chocolate. Flavour starts very promising with cocoa and toffee components. And continues with a dark chocolate touch. Short aftertaste, though (21.09.2006).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (7038) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2006 Cask/gravity at Ipswich beer festival 21 Sep 2006. Coal black. No head. Some roasted aroma. A bit watery but some taste of port. Dry bitter finish.
RERATE: Cask at The Dove Street Inn Ipswich 22 Sep 06. Much better! A rich tanned steady head. Aroma of chocolate. A rich flavour. A pleasant sweet roasted aftertaste.

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