Brewed by Elland
Style: Porter
Elland, England


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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
International Award Winning Porter based around an original 1872 recipe (hence the name), very dark and rich with a complex bittersweet palate and luscious malt flavours with warming rich port notes that combine into the subtle hoppy finish.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, amber malt, chocolate malt, muscovado sugar, molasses. Goldings, Challenger and First Gold hops.

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matbaxendale (7) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Tried on keg at Square Chapel Halifax. Good nose, slight stone fruit like plum coming through. Nice head which hangs around. Alcohol balance isn't great with the alcohol sticking at the back of the pallet with some bitterness.

blackisle (2816) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle 50cl. @home poured into an English pint. Opaque dark brown with a ruby hue, tall frothy macropore tan head, half-way lasting, light lacing; aroma roasted malts, cocoa, choco-toffee, licorice; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, light dark fruits; roasty sweetbitter finish with burnt caramel and dark chocolate; medium body, oily to creamy texture, average carbonation; very good porter, smooth and tasty.

Sigmund (7920) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2017
Cask halfpint at The Junction, Castleford. Dark ruby colour, beige head. Moderate aroma, slight roast, slight fruit. Moderately roasty and quite fruity flavour, pleasant to drink.

GuideDogSaint (1752) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 4, 2017
Cask pint at The Hope, Carshalton. Pours dark brown black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste of black treacle. Initially sweet finish with some bitterness.

Wezzielad (44) - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
Pure silk in a glass. It has a fruity taste and chocolate in there. Quite strong so don’t have too many ( for a disclaimer ;)). Really this is one of two best porters that I have ever had and is certainly worth a try. This is up there for one of the best ales out there.

simontomlinson (591) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Cask: Black head stayed well on still dark body. Big roasted aroma of chocolate & coffee. Medium body. Sharp. Dry tastes of roasted, nutty & dark bitter fruits.

dogbomb (1254) - ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Cask. Jet black with Ruby light shining through. Thick tan head. Slight chocolate on the nose. Light chocolate on the taste. Maltiness. A little honeycomb. Very tasty.

TBone (18228) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2017
[email protected] Hunters. Opaque brown color, small steady beige head. Toasted caramelly aroma. Medium-bodied. Toasted, chocolaty with hints of tobacco. Bitterness in the aftertaste. Decent cask porter.

theprof (1254) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Cask. Aroma richly malty. Pours dark brown with thin lace. Taste is roasted, toasted caramelized malts that play beautiful off pale malt and hops for the bittersweet effect that has earned this so many accolades.

Tide (4375) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Cask at Black Door. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, hops, coffee, chocolate, nuts, dark fruits and a bit of wood. Bitter finish with roasted malts, hops, coffee, nuts, chocolate and a bit of dark fruits. Excellent porter.

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