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Brewed by Exmoor
Style: Porter
Wiveliscombe, England

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, pasteurised;
Exmoor Beast is a dark beer which is brewed with liberal use of chocolate and crystal malts. The beer has the characteristics of a strong Porter, whilst retaining the typical Exmoor taste - a superb blend of malt and hops with a complex long aftertaste.
Ingredients: Pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt. Challenger, Fuggles and Goldings whole hops. OG 1066. 40 IBU. 100 EBC colour units.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2962) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2011
Surprised and a little let down to see this one pasteurised, filtered and bottled in clear bottles. Oddly it poured quite still, the cap come off with little more sound than the crimping of metal upon glass. A translucent midnight brown with a thinning cap of tan that took some rousing. There is a strong waft of kelp amongst notes of cocoa, dusty earth, stewed plums and chocolate. Mostly dry, chalky palate, good body and very minimal carbonation. A little vanilla and chocolate icecream up front before some smoky burnt wood and heavily toasted grains. Burnt stonefruit in back and just a hint of damp bitter weeds. Finish is all chocolate malts and more ashen wood. Fairly simple stuff. More sessionable than the ABV suggests giving me the impression it could pull off more at a lower alcohol content. (50cL, BB 27/07/12, Tesco Exmouth, Devon)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (4624) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Fruity caramel aroma. Fruity malt flavour. A bit watery. Doesnt feel like a 6.6% beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
Deep mahogany, coca cola colour with a frothy white head. Rich malt aroma. Pleasant berry, malt rasin with brown sugar flavour. Nice texture. Little bitter with a pleasant syrup texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2011
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... dark roast malts some cherry ... some dark sugers nose... little overfizzy ... little treacle ... dark malts ... some dark fruits ... little 1dimentional ...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
From the Bottle at home, 14/06/2004 Dark coloured strong in alcohol slightly rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a malt finish. (ABV 6.2%)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2011
Gorgeous stuff. Quite a strong ale with a very smooth finish. Hints of toffee and hops on the smell front. Taste is rich and smooth hops with a slight metallic twang which disappears after the second gulp. Not too gassy. Goes great with a bit of Emmental cheese. Top ale! One of my faves.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2011
[500ml bottle, The Bottle, York] Dark, chestnut brown pour from a clear glass bottle. Fruity chocolate aromas, with some sherry or rum notes. Raisins and chocolate on the palate with a touch of caramel sweetness. On the finish reminiscent of fruit cake, with that slight rum/sherry note as well [29052009]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1933) - Malibu, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(pasterurised bottle). A clear bottle=fucking skunkiness, with subtle Fuggle hops..plastic ..roast coffee,earthiness. A cloying Porter. On the sweet side ...some rich roast coffee.red wine covered in chocolate. THE clear glass bottle basically takes a shit on a plesant porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2762) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle. A dark brown colour with a good medium size white head. Plenty of malt in the aroma, the taste agin is all malt with a hint of chocolate. Good full body with a sweet dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46704) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2010

Bottle 500ml. clear glass.

Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, burnt brown sugar, light roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a average to long duration, burnt sugar, caramel. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100910]


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