overall
90
92
style
Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Porter
Woodend, VIC, Australia

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A very tempting extreme twist on the classic robust porter, brewed with over 300 kg of malt and infused with a dash of rich Dutch cocoa and whole vanilla beans. Luscious chocolate, coffee, and caramel flavors are balanced by a hint of vanilla and a body of 6% alcohol. A perfect winter warmer or a complement to meat pies and chocolate-based desserts. A definite "unisex" beer with great appeal for both guys and gals.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, - DEC 11, 2009
Murky almost brown with a small tan head. Strong mocha aroma, tons of vanilla and rum, ripe plumb and a hint of vegemite... Palate is smooth at first, but when the sweetness dissipates, it becomes almost harsh coffee and leaves some dry cocoa feel. Similarly, the flavours start with a sweet chocolate/rum/dark fruit and finish more towards the coffee vegemite thing. Wonderfully complex and drinkable.


3.9
kerenmk (4768) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsn’s place. Thanks tomer. Black with a tan head. Coke and coffee aroma, roastiness and toffee. Sweet and roasty, coffee and some bitterness. Medium-to-full body, soft fizz, long coffee finish.

3.6
northropfrye (3625) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle at Attica in Melbourne. Nice cocoa and roasty notes. Not overly sweet. Good chocolate Porter

3.8
tderoeck (9737) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2017
1/VII/17 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: 9/VIII/16 (2017-966) Thanks to Paul for the trade!

Clear dark purple brown beer, creamy solid beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: pretty roasted, heavy, some dark chocolate, coffee touch, dusty, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: pretty roasted, bit sourish, dark chocolate, some coffee, bitter hops. Aftertaste: more roast, some caramel, cocoa powder, very roasted, dark chocolate, bitter finish.

3.4
mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017
On tap at Hair of the Dog Phrom Phung, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out dry cocoa powder and toasted malt. Flavour is aggressive on the palate, with dry cocoa powder and dry toasted malt. Aggressive carbonation, almost like a champagne. Strange but it works.

4.1
Hop_Hedonist (598) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2017
Tap at Refuge - great roasty aroma - tastes more roasty than chocolatey - solid porter but not exciting - needs more chocolate thrust and creaminess IMHO. Missing the ’X’ factor needed to elevate it into stratospheric enjoyment.

3.6
Dervock (1347) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle - pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, and roast malt. Taste is roast malt and chocolate with a burnt sugar middle and a drying finish.

3.5
tomer (3521) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2017
At a tasting, thanks, smallish bubbly head, very deep brown color, aroma of coal, chocolate and dark bread, stromg flavor of coal with dark bread and licorice, mellow light to medium bitterness. Nice, smooth and enjoyable.

3.6
zvsn (2096) - ISRAEL - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tomer. Pours brown with reddish hues. Aroma of coffee, burnt grains, chocolate, ash, smoke. Sweet, roasted, chocolate and coffee flavors, finish is bitter, well balanced. Medium-full bodied, smooth and pleasant texture. Nice porter.

3.6
rayaron (1840) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsns place. Thanks tomer. Brownish-red with beige head. The aroma has lots of ash, smoked, coffee, dark bread and fertiliser. Quite smoked flavor with notes of ash, coffee, hoppy, sourish and bitter, dark bread and fertiliser. Medium-bodied.

4
BrewGuide76 (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2017 does not count
Great smooth, chocolate taste. Certainly one of the better stout/porters (compare Brew Dog Coco Phsyco).


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