Brewed by Howling Hops
Style: Porter
Hackney, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Cock Tavern, 315 Mare Street, Hackney, Greater London, England E8 1EJ.

Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, strong coffee, dark roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dusty, dry, dark roasted, dark chocolate, strong coffee, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130812]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7221) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2013
330ml bottle. Opaque darkest brown colour with late awakening, average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma with intense roasty notes, hints of burnt coffee, ashes, herbal hoppy overtones, a touch of green onions. Taste is bitter, almost sourish, roasty dark malty, burnt coffee, cocoa, bitter hoppy; lasting bitter finish, very oily texture, soft palate. Really bitter in dependence on a Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Cask at The Cock Tavern. Pours a dark reddy brown with a thin bubbly off white head. Aroma is sweet licorice (black jacks) and treacle. Medium body. Taste is big on licorice, candy sweet at first before going into a coffee bitterness. Nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle at home, acquire from the Cock, 24/08/13. Columbus/Willamette. Pours light black with a good sized tan head that soon dissipates but retains - a handsome porter for sure! Nose is roast malt, hoppy backnotes, cocoa dusting, mineral tones. Taste comprises roast malt, toasted, good hop backbone, mineral bite, earthy. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, roasty mineral finish. Nice porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43253) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
From cask at Cock Tavern. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and liquorice. Bitter, dark roasted malty. Roasted, bitter and liquorice. Dry roasted malty and bone dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a medium sized thick head. Surprisingly hoppy on the nose, some roasted malts, cocoa and caramel. Flavor is a bit fruity, some roasted malts and caramel also, resiny hops and cocoa also. Medium carbonation, bitter fruity palate with a roasty finish. Feels a bit light a lighter black ipa. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2571) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Draft at The Cock Tavern in Hackney, London on 13 July 2013. Poured a dark ruby/ brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, brown sugar and dark roasted coffee. Some initial burnt sugar sweetness is balanced very nicely by bitter dark malts and coffee and some good hop presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (14012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Cask at Cock Tavern. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, liquorice, earth, rocky road, light spice and caramel. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, toast, earth, burnt caramel, wood, earth and salted liquorice with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent enough porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (18000) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle at The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Black beer. It?s not like Ken said as an old man porter its definitely new wave with plenty of hops on the finish. Meaty malty aroma. Some coffee and chocolate. Too hoppy for a true porter in my mind. More a black ipa than a porter. Bit thin in body and too hoppy clearly a black ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11411) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Keg at the cocky tavern. Dark brown coffee colour, light tan persistent head. Happy coffee, aroma. Coffee roast, strong hop, really nice.

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