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Brewed by Hobsons
Style: Porter
Cleobury Mortimer, England

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned, special;
Rich ruby porter. "Postmans Knock is a beer offering an intelligent blend of complex ingredients, the rich brown beer with a smooth fine head has a very chocolately character. The combination of subtle flavour notes of vanilla, treacle and roast malt gives an initial rich sweetness leading to a velvety chocolate finish."

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4396) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Dark reddish brown. Malt aroma. Taste is of malts and dark chocolate. Medium bodied. Not one of the best porters, just average.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (2433) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle from Bernies. Poured amber brown with a small, lasting off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, light chocolate, treacle and vanilla. Moderate sweetness and medium roasted bitterness. Medium body, texture is slightly oily and a little watery. Soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tayeth (628) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2017
Geruch dezent schokoladig. Geschmack leicht rauchig, schokoladig und etwas suerlich. Nicht besonders ausgewogen und ziemlich unrund. Nicht so der Hit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Hobsons say this is a "Strong Mild Ale". Rich Ruby in colour. Malty; roasty malts, coffee, some chocolate, hint of vanilla. Fruity; some dried fruits. Hoppy; mildly spicy hops. Sweet malty throughout with a slight bitter edge. Easy drinking. More Mild Ale than Porter. (2011-04-21)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2971) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe [241216]
Dark ruby, clear, thin rim, almost no head
Aroma of light roast, soft spicy fruit
Taste of soft roast, some dark fruits, bit woody, dab of earthy hops, slight vanilla
Palate - Very soft carb, medium body, soft sweet. Finish of soft dark fruity caramel
Overall - Bit flat, malty beer, quite nice malts on this, would be better on cask

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
androman (2137) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2016
50cl bottle at home from Gloucester Services Farm Shop. Nose is dried fruits, head is small, cream white, frothy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, dried fruits. Medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter. Medium body, dry texture, nearly flat carbonation. Easy dessert beer, quite weak, water, not too exciting, not bad though.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gueuze (926) - - OCT 20, 2016
Dunkel. rtlich, klar. Geruch Marzipan. Recht trocken. Trocken, wssrig. Wenig bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle. Brown in colour, slightly hazy, small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, chocolate, toffee and light hoppiness. In taste roasted malts with light mocha and herbal bitterness. Medium to low body, bit watery, rather low carbonation, finish is surprisingly quite dry and roasted.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (4749) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2016
500 ml bottle of No. 3. 5.1% ABV indicated. Consumed on BB date. A: Dark but clear cola brown with pleasing ruby-brown highlights and a modest size light tan head. Good retention and spotty lacing. Aroma: caramel and chocolate malts with a hint of spicy hops. Flavor: Roasted malts dominate but spicy hops are evident. Hints of pepper, chocolate and toffee. Feel: near medium bodied but seems slightly watery. Smooth. Medium+ carbonation. Overall: Better aroma than flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (10452) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle: Almost clear, deep ruby-amber coloured, small stable off-white head; toasty-caramelly and a bit fruity-vinous nose; mild bitter flavour with a hardly detectable residual sweetness, pretty light bodied and surely not soft; slightly lingering dryish, but pretty watery toasty-caramelly finish. What an euphemism to call this pretty watery porter "rich"...

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeanF (2417) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
Aroma of soft malts tempered by heavy carbonation. Has a good big head and dark ruby body. Flavour is soft malt and barley with caramel hints. Kind of sugary. Just adequate and not interesting.


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