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75
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style
Brewed by Exmoor
Style: Porter
Wiveliscombe, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Previously a Winter seasonal.
Brewed with a mix of pale ale, chocolate and crystal malts, and hopped with Goldings, Challenger and Brewers Gold, it is 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.
NOTE: Original recipe used Fuggles hops instead of Brewers Gold.

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3.5
MadWelshWizard (11) - - JAN 10, 2013
Despite it?s really dark almost stout or porter appearance it?s surprisingly light. Fruity at first with chocolate smoothness later on. Slightly tangy fizz like bottled porter. Would drink again.


3.7
mr_h (5434) - 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.

4
Stuartyboy (1647) - 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

3.5
Towey1989 (2705) - 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.

3.4
gegwilson (3676) - 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.

3.7
prawlie (1583) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Cask at Reading Beer Festival. Strong malt character, quite rich. Pretty tasty, although a touch heavy.

3.7
AshtonMcCobb (6500) - 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.

3.3
allmyvinyl (10495) - 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.

4.7
Don2711 (468) - - FEB 24, 2016
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.

3.1
Beer5000 (6441) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
Cask @ Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh. Clear amber body with a thin off-white film of foam. Quite mild aroma of caramel malt and dry fruit. Flavor is soft, smooth caramel malt, light roast, dry fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste. Smooth and soft but not very exciting and quite light roasted for a porter, still quite nice in a subtle way.

3.1
The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Cask at The Railway, Putney. As ’Exmoor Beast’, 6.6%, with Beast of Exmoor themed pumpclip. Very dark brown, orange hue, small bubbly brown head, droopy lacing. Aroma is light, airy, bread. Body is medium, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is bready, tangy, currants, dense breads, peppery, touch of smoke, resinous hops. Not a standard porter by any means. Would easily pass for an ESB. It’s alright.


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