Brewed by Ramsgate
Style: Porter
Broadstairs, England


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Cask: Regular - previously a winter seasonal.
"Winter Porter" (also "Dark Porter")
Strong, dark and handsome.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 Draught @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome) - Dark red/brown appearance. Taste is fruited with a bit of caramel. Flavor is quite sweet with a light bitterness in the end. Low body, low carbonation, flat, quite watery. So so...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19178) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2011
Cask at the Evening Star, Brighton. Pours a deep red with a light, beige head. Has some ripe fruits on the nose with a bit of caramel. Flavor is lightly sweet with dark and dank ripe fruits, some mild, toasty malts, and herbal bitters. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with very herbal, tea-bag hops, and some mild caramel and fruits, but not too sweet. Pretty alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Apparently I had to rate a beer from this county in England. Brown-red, tan cover. Aroma is fruity, berry, caramel. Taste is sweet, lots of berries, caramel, ugly finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6145) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Black, thin ring of beige foam. Smells like cherry and oak, mixed a bit of coffee. Flavor is pretty much the same, but less so. I get some coffee, cherry and oak (again), but its a bit on the bland side. Thanks to grownfool for bringing this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Velkyal (321) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2010
beautiful ruby colour and has a slightly beige head which disappeared rather quickly. I had a slight stuffy nose and couldnt detect much at all when I tried to smell the beer, perhaps a touch roasty, but little beyond that. Taste wise though this was quite simply lovely, velvety coffee laced with milk chocolate like a Galaxy bar from when I was a kid. The bitterness of this beer is held in balance with sweet smoothness of the finish. A really lovely beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9207) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2010
cask @ Eight Bells Dover. Nearly black colour. Dry and bitter with some chocolate flavours. Quite light-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8056) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
Cask handpull, Chambers, Folkestone. Mahogany with ruby glints and a thin slick of head. Light soapy aroma with hazelnut. Warms with choc, some lovely mashed up biscuit and choc-coated Rich Tea malts, orange and raisin hints, not much roast, light rum barrel. Not the legendary Dog Bolter of Dog and Trumpet days, maybe, but a tasty, straighforward winter warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6732) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2009
Cask at Pigs Ear. Dry mouth feel, quite smoky, bacon (?!) A bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2009
Cask at the Pigs Ear Fest 09. Alround rating: Big roasty malt, fairly burnt, a bit tart, no hops. Fairly intence and heavy and not really my scene.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (45021) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, oat malt, smoke, light caramel, coffee notes, light to moderate yeasty, licorice notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091114]

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