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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, - MAR 16, 2011
Gravity, Leicester 2011. Mahogany, good as pitch with a beige halo. Twiglets and fresh compost aroma. Complex, deep savoury flavour; roasted aubergine dabbed with Marmite, roasted nuts and Bovril tones, honeyed burnt meat, beef jerky. Fine, meaty porter.

john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival, London in Feb 2010 - Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Malty; bitter roast (almost burnt) malts, coffee, chocolate. Fruity; sour fruit (berries), raisins. Hoppy; earthy. Bitter roast malty throughout. Dry finish. Nice Porter! (2010-02)

BeardedAvenger (1032) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Cask at Prince of Wales, Farnborough. Light malt aroma. Oil slick black, more cola like in the light. Crescent moon of a beige head. Slightly sour with a wide sweet streak. Sugar, treacle, berries, but all understated. Medium bodied, if somewhat watery. Softness. Short finish. Easy drinking. Didn’t really get any bitterness. An overly polite porter.

Scopey (15431) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Cask at The Claret. It pours dark ruby with a small beige. The aroma is toasty, roasted malt, wood, cardboard, rye bread, cocoa and cake. The taste bitter, roasted malt, charred wood, liquorice, treacle, fruit cake, cocoa and coffee with a dry, toasty finish. MediuM body and soft carbonation. Decent porter.

mr_h (5841) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Bon Accord, Glasgow on 24 Nov 2016, roast malt, earthy aromas, near black with a thin tan head and excellent lacing, chocolate, coffee, roast flavours, a bit herbal, creamy, quite bitter.

ianwelby (1476) - SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Black beer with a thick beige head. Tastes and smells of bitter, earthy malt with some coffee and dark chocolate and the flavour has a splash of tart, zingy fruit as well to make an interesting combination

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.

TEJA (3199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Bottle sampled at Björn, thanks. Small light brown head. Coca cola color. Fruity with a dominans of apples in the aroma. Funky spicy taste with dark roasted malts domnating. Big body and a firm bitterness.

SarkyNorthener (4765) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
[email protected] arms, walsall. Very dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of cocoa powder and roast malts. Taste Iis a little coffee, roast malts and some chocolate. Solid.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Cask. More or less black colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some slight nutty and ashy notes along with mild toffee and some chocolate to it as well. Flavour is nutty, chocolaty, some ashes, roasted malts as well as some slight tobaccoish notes to it.

KyotoLefty (10603) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 7, 2013
Bottled. Dark brown with lace. Almost flat. Lightly oxidized nose with caramel, chocolate, coffee. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, must, wood. Decent. Somewhat flat, and probably too old, but enjoyable.

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