Brewed by Derby
Style: Porter
Derby, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular.
Previously 4.5%

A smooth dark brew with complex flavours and a chocolate roast finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2017
On tap at The Tap, Derby. Feb 13, 2017. Pitch black, wee head. Almost no carbonation. Vanilla, dark chocolate, liquorice in the aroma. Texture is mildly oily, still a bit watery, too. At first a bit sweetish, very malty, very chocolaty. Roasted malts in the background at first, but they come to the fore in the middle, with a sour liquorice twist. Drier towards the end, still a bit sour. Dark cocoa, dry liquorice. Aftertaste is long and mildly sour, with dark chocolate and a hint of espresso. More of a stout than a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (48024) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2017

Cask (gravity) @ NBF 2015 [ The 40th. Nottingham Beer Festival (The 8th Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival) ], Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EB.

[ As Derby Dashingly Dark ].
Clear medium amber - orange brown color with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, sweet coffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, sweet malt, sweet coffee - dark chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20151007]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (777) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Cask in The Corn Mill Llangollen. Ciemna barwa z delikatna rubinowa poswiata. Piana mala bezowa. Piwo niezle palone z posmakiem lukrecji kawy i czekolady. Dosc slodkie. Przyjemne i delikatne w teksturze jednak jak dla mnie dosc wodniste. Jednak po prawie 20km chodzenia po gorach wybrzydzac nie bede.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12264) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2016
Half pint, keg at Derby Tap. A small beige head to a deep black-ruby coloured body. Dark malty aroma, nicely roasted. taste of dark dough, liquorice and bitter coffee grounds to the finish. Smooth on the palate. Pleasant (Derby 18.02.2016).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (7038) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2016
Fra fat p Derby Tap 18 Feb 16. Ultramrk rubinrd. Skum langs glasset. Karamellaroma. Smaken lett syrlig karamell. St syrlig avslutning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Gravity cask at Nottingham festival with fonefan, Charlotte, Boudicca & chriso. Clear deep maroon color. Coffee grounds aroma. Taste has espresso and cocoa. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14333) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Banbury, Oxon. Very dark brown with cream head. This proved to be a sweet, malty beer with a liquorice flavour, hints of chocolate perhaps and a vague boiled vegetable note. Reasonable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (7622) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Cask at the Wellington; dark mahogany red pour with a bubbly tan head, light coffee and fruit aroma, taste has instant coffee dark fruits, roast malts, light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Criterion Leicester 13/03/14. A black beer with a little beige head. A fruity and roasty nose. Fruity with dry coffee in the mouth. A lingering finish. A tasty beer which I had down as a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (9122) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 4, 2013
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany with a big frothy tan head. The aroma is dry and peaty leading to a medium bitter flavour with lots of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. The palate is smooth but packed full of chewy flavours. The rating should be higher than it is IMO.

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