overall
84
81
style
Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Porter
Staveley, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros IX (303) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (2051) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (780) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (3041) - 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)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
amhart88 (131) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Dark ale, porter. Roasted malts, coffee, molasses. Well balanced - neither overly bitter or sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (6061) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Black color. Very heavy roast. Dry flavor. Burnt malt. Bitter, some aromatic hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (2143) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (803) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Pours up deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, some spice, and subtle smoke. Taste of caramel, spicy leather, some roasted malts. A organic spicy finish with subtle roastiness, and pretty bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perpignan73 (40) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2016 500ml bottle, chilled, poured into a pint glass. Aroma of chocolate, slightly roasty, hint of dark berry possibly cherry and tobacco. Minimal, lasting off white head, clear, red brown on close inspection. Medium body, lively carbonation. Bitter sweet taste, dark chocolate, hint of fruit. Bitter finish. Highly enjoyable example.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (7318) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear, darkest brown colour with small to average, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Roasty dark malty and fruity hoppy aroma, Notes of chocolate, treacle, hints of liquorice, dark berries, a touch of red berries. Taste is roasty dark malty, slightly fruity hoppy, notes of chocolate, a touch of liquorice, hints of dark berries, a minimally leafy touch; minimally watery.


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