Brewed by Exmoor
Style: English Strong Ale
Wiveliscombe, England


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Cask: Regular. Previously a Winter seasonal.
Ingredients: Pale ale, chocolate and crystal malts; Goldings, Challenger and Brewers Gold hops. Original recipe used Fuggles hops instead of Brewers Gold.
Dark mahogany-brown in colour, with the merest hint of crimson tints at its edge. Lush rich aromas of toffee, treacle. Mocha coffee, vinous fruit and chocolate swirl above the glass. There’s more complexity on the palate with rich fruitcake, a hint of rum, more Mocha coffee, an herbal hoppiness, vinous fruit, while the bittersweet finish is smooth yet complex, rich but not cloying.

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thomat (4244) - Goteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2018 On tap @ GBBF Winter. Dark reddish amber. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter fruity finish.

Mr_Pink_152 (5922) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2017
Tried at Victoria lincoln. Deep ruby colour with an off white head. Aroma has lots of dried fruit with toffee. Taste more toffee sweetness. Full body.

mr_h (6117) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Cask, quarterly ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow on 11 Feb 2017, coffee, dark fruits aroma, near black with a reddish tint, thin cream head and good lacing, malty, fruity flavours, viscous, sweet.

Stuartyboy (1812) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2017
On cask @ Henglers circus jdw Glasgow a dark brown beer with rich vinous fruit aroma flavour is sweet dark chocolate roasted malts vinous fruity notes with rich sweet finish

Towey1989 (3531) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep ruby brown colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma of toffee, nuts, dark fruit, some coffee, slight chocolate, a little liquorice and subtle spicy hops. Taste of nuts, dark fruit, coffee, some toffee, slight treacle, a little liquorice, a hint of chocolate and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied but a watery texture. A dry, lingering, spicy and coffee bitterness in the finish. A strong, flavourful beer with spicy and fruity flavours. Nice but not as full bodied as I would expect from a 6.6% porter.

gegwilson (3837) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Gravity at Newtfest 2016. Mahogany with a thin cream head. Mild chocolate aroma. The taste is toffee, chocolate, herbal and spicy. Some booze comes through. Decent.

prawlie (1703) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Cask at Reading Beer Festival. Strong malt character, quite rich. Pretty tasty, although a touch heavy.

AshtonMcCobb (7095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2016
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - dark brown to black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - toffee nuts and chocolate. Taste - more of the same. Very creamy. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - nice porter.

allmyvinyl (11321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2016
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear dark red -brown with a thin beige head. Aromas are fruity, toffee, faint chocolate. Taste is more of the same. Creamy, sweet finish.

Don2711 (499) - - FEB 24, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2018 Dark ruby. Aroma soft malty with coffee. Taste an unusual porter. Liquorice coffee and chocolate. Smooth and great strength. Subtle on palate but pleasant and very moreish. Pleasant dark fruitiness comes out.

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