Brewed by Knops
Style: Porter
E.Lothian, Dirleton, Scotland


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ianwelby (1566) - - JUN 15, 2013
(Bottle) Black or near-black beer with a beige head and a sweet, toasty-malt aroma. The first taste is a malt and hop mix but it’s a dry, fruity finish that makes it. The fruit lingers nicely too.

imdownthepub (15524) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Bottled, 500ml at Archerfield Walled Garden Brewery, Dirleton, E.Lothian. Black with wan head. There are plenty of chocolate roasted malts up front giving a bitter, dryish chacolate flavour. Full on the palate. Really very decent.

shoestring (436) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2017
😎 a cracker. Never seen a better looker . Few rivals but none actually better. Tast chocolate deep malt and cocoa.smoky peat in there . Dryish . Lovely and well done knops a pre sesh sipper

RichTheVillan (8443) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Cask at Milton Keynes Beer Festival; dark opaque brown almost black pour, with a bubbly tan head, aroma had sweet malts, hint of tar, taste has sweet treacle, dark roast, blackberry.

Scottishchris (754) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle at No.8, Lister Square. Decent strong stout, liquorice and a bit of nuttiness?

sound67 (784) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2015
[Robin Hood Beer Festival, Nottingham Castle, 2015] - Knops Brewery, North Berwick, Black Cork, 6.5%. Pitch black, small beige head. Intense dark chocolate and nut flavours, mild roasted malts. Medium body, hardly watery, mild carbonation. Sweetish licorice and roasted malt flavors at the start. getting drier in the middle, with espresso coffee flavour. Dry coffee finish and after taste, the latter flavoured with licorice. Satisfying stronger stout with an appealing mix of licorice and espresso flavours.

gegwilson (3827) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Gravity at the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival. Pours mahogany with a frothy cream head. Mild chocolate aroma. The taste is nice and chocolatey with light spice and tabocco. Very pleasant.

nihtila (4005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
26.1.2015. Very dark, slightly oily. Nose has dark fruits, ash. Flavour is somewhat thin and lame. Some dark fruits, dark malts, dryish. Not my thing.

androman (2937) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
50cl bottle @ home from Edinburgh. Body is dark brown, Head is small, brownish, creamy, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is light roasty, fruity, Aroma is very dark chocolate, quinine, coffee, light herbs, light smoke, coal, black tea, excellent balance. Medium sweet, heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting dark chocolate, quite hoppy but cocolate flavor covers it. Deep throath roasty bitterness. Full body, slick texture, average carbonation. Not too heavy, very tasty, excellent dessert beer.

BeerViking (5132) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Cask at Pig’s Ear, near black with a lasting taupe head, fruity ashy nose with herby hoppiness, full bodied and bitter-sweet, with liquorice, black treacle and hints of citrus. Ashy dry finish with more liquorice and a herby bitterness. Excellent.

Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Cask at vintage. Pours black, sweet velvety roast chocolate with dry bitter finish.

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