Brewed by Happy Valley (UK)
Style: Porter
Macclesfield, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Regular. Also available cold filtered in bottles.

A rounded flavour of traditional Stout and Porter:
The use of Oatmeal Dark Roasted Malt and Roasted Barley gives this ale the full "Meal in a Glass".
Has a full bodied hearty malt taste with a bitter finish.
Ideal for days in front of a log fire..

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (2335) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Cask at The London Road Ale House, Stoke. A brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate powder, some tobacco, slight coffee, a little dark fruits, a hint of treacle and subtle hazelnut. Taste of caramel, treacle, some tobacco, slight dark fruits, a little leather and subtle coffee. Light bodied and a slightly slick texture. A sweetish, treacley roastiness in the finish. More a old fashioned porter, sweet treacle flavours with a touch of chocolate, caramel, tobacco and soft roastiness. However its a little thin for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcinG (718) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Cask @ Cheshire Beer Festival 2016 - Chester. Ciemno-brunatny kolor. Piana biala szybko opada. Wodniste. Karmel lub palone cukry. Palone slody lekka czekolada i ciemne owoce..bez zachwytu.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a very dark ruby, with a halo of beige head. Aroma of burnt sugar, light funk, wet wood and tobacco. Watery mouth feel. Dark fruit flavours, with some earthy notes and toffee. Finish was grain, copper and dates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5230) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle. Black with a small head.malty and creamy . Medium body and very easy to drink. A rather good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11988) - Troms, NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
500ml bottle picked up at Ship in a Bottle. Poured a nice rosewood coloured body and a slowly diminishing, tan-coloured head. Sparse lacing. Dark fruity aroma added by a little roastiness. Taste of dark fruity hops, oatmeal and roasted malts. Smooth bittersweet tail. Refreshing and fine bodied (hotel room, Liverpool 08.04.2013).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (20116) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours clear brown with a fine, off-white head. Moderate dark fruit nose, some chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with tobacco, modest roast, leather. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Some smokey tobacco to finish, burnt wood, faint tang and dark sugars. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (8341) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Cheshire Beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol October 2012. Black with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bitter oranges, dark fruits and a touch of grassy hop. Flavour had more fruit and choclate, some liquorice, porridge oats, leading to a dryish finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
[email protected] Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, mild roasted notes along with ashes, ripe fruits and toffee. Flavour is mild roasted malts, some liquorice, mild ripe fruits along with the ashes. Also some mild nutty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (7431) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Cask @ GBBF 12. The pours deep amber with a tiny white head. The nose is toffee, cherry, some light wood. The taste is more light cherry and roasted wood. This gives over to strong nasty tobacco flavors. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, I dont know if this was a bad batch, but on this presentation I found the beer to be strongly disagreeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4456) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Gravity at the Wellington, Birmingham. Refreshing and very well hopped. Full of flavour, but not over the top. Deliciously light, yet tasty. Dry finish.

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