Brewed by Hammerpot
Style: Porter
Arundel, England


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Sasonal - September to March.
Also available in bottles throughout the year.

First produced in 2007, Hammerpot Bottle Wreck Porter was immediately popular. It is produced in 9 Gallon firkins and also in bottles. A traditional black porter with chocolate coffee and rich roast malt flavours which warm your cockles. Ahhaaa Jim lad!
Laying on the seabed near Littlehampton is a 19th century shipwreck. Her name is unknown but the cargo included hundreds of bottles of Porter which gave rise to her common name: The Bottle Wreck.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (103) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from Pallant of Arundel. BB Sept 2015. Roast malt, licorice aroma. Fine tan head with loads of lacing over black beer. Thick mouthfeel. Bitterness of herbal hops upfront then complex flavours come to the fore. Burnt licorice, cocoa, rich roast malt, leather, spruce. Dry, resinous, dark malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
Cask Conditioned Handpump Market Porter Borough Market. A black beer with a whitish head. A smoky roasty aroma and a full flavoured roasty chocolatey beer. Pretty good fruits in mouth too. Very tasty indeed as well as slick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
cask at bow ... deep brown black...soft charcoal chocolate nose ....rich deep roast malts .. lots of chocolate ... light dry roast ... great body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (15563) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Lovely chocolate cake and fresh coffee aroma. Nearly black small spongy head. Lovely full smooth palate. Excellent burnt retronaslas that turn into stale coffee on swallowing. No astringency, though. Some noble hoppy bite too. An excellent English porter. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
500ml bottle. Lovely mellow aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Appearance-wise, very dark brown (near-black) with a good beige head. Sweet chocolate and malt flavour with a nice dry finish and long aftertaste. Smooth and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6371) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2011
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. The perfect porter look - pitch black in colour with a thin tan head; aroma of chocolate malt with a tocuh of licorice; Silky chocolate malt taste and feel in the mouth, with some soft fruit, licorice, coffee and smoke mingling in; the finish is dry with a good underlying bitterness. All-in-all an excellent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2008
A Sim rate (cask at Hove BF): The aroma could be a cappuccino...definitely coffee, but mellow enough not to be espresso. Chocolate, caramel. Sticky, even in the aroma, if that makes sense. Nice, opaque black, but no head or lace. Chocolatey flavour. Its Green & Blacks 70% dark. So good, but misses some of hte idiosyncracies of hte aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (7207) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown, almost black, with some red tinges. Coffee aroma and roasted malt. Smooth tasting with coffee and some nice roasted malt notes with coffee and a hint of chocolate lingering in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
Cask Stillage at The Venue, Miles Platting 22/01/2011 Fruit and hop aromas. Black a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with fruity orange and bubble gum flavours. A hint of dryness in a bitter burnt roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3639) - Malm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle. A heavy robust porter with lots of coffee and dark chocolate and charcole from the more and well roasted malts. A really memorable, rich porter.

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