Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Porter
Staveley, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
A dark, ruby brown, rich, complex beer with aromas of dark chocolate, treacle sweet flavours, roasted bitterness and a surprising fruitiness from a medley of English and American hops.

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Marstonlad (929) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle as a gift. Pours nearly black with a little white head. The aroma features roasty, chocolaty maltiness with a touch of dark fruitiness and rye bread. Taste is light to medium roasty and light bitter in the finish. Flavours include chocolate and dark, plummy fruitiness. Fairly solid malt base with substantial fruitiness for a porter; hop bitterness is mild. The palate is light to medium bodied and smooth, not watery though. Nice session porter; mild for my palate but decent flavours.

AcctError487005 (6) - - AUG 3, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 Cask. Dark brown. Roasted coffee, bitter, dark chocolate. Hint of fruitiness.

ekstedt (6932) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2017
Cask at Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh, Scotland. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Roasted malt aroma with coffee, some chocolate, and some citric hops. Dry, medium bitterness.

Davros IX (418) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Cask. A good porter with a lovely colour and plenty of burnt malt on the nose and palate. It was surprisingly refreshing and after the initial surprise following the pour, very welcome and tasty.

JorgeLee (2167) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Cask, Holborn Whippet. The lesser spotted (these days) strong fruity bitter! Dark reddish brown in colour, white foam. Initially sweet, malty, caramel, stone and red fruits, dries in finish with an earthy hop note. Nice bitter sweet thing going on, drinks very nicely, not overly sweet as these can be. Nice.

MarcinG (946) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2017 Butelka 500ml. Brunatny kolor z rubinowym refleksem. Piana lekko palona ,mala i szybko zanikajaca. Dominuje palona kawa i gorzka czekolada zarowno w smaku jak i aromacie. Dodatkowo melasa,kakao,palone slody owoce lesne w tle. Dosc delikatne w teksturze i o wytrawnym finiszu. Niezle

john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Cask Half Pint at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2012, Parsons Green, London in Nov 2015 - Very Dark Brown in colour. Tan head. Excellent lacing. Malty; roasty malts, smoky, coffee, some chocolate. Fruity; dark fruits. Spicy. Hoppy; very earthy hops. Quite bitter roast malty and very earthy. Very dry finish. Decent. (2015-11-21)

amhart88 (134) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Dark ale, porter. Roasted malts, coffee, molasses. Well balanced - neither overly bitter or sweet.

JK (6240) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Black color. Very heavy roast. Dry flavor. Burnt malt. Bitter, some aromatic hops.

freekyp (2363) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2016
A complex earthy mix of toffee, coffee roast, smokiness, and heavy leather sums up both aroma and flavor. Thick viscous mouthfeel. Ends in a long very leathery and bitter finish. Rich but highly unusual. Hops are mostly bittering in nature with little aroma.

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