Brewed by Larkins
Style: Porter
Edenbridge, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask: Seasonal - November to March.

The local beer with an international reputation! This rich, satisfying porter has won many an award and has the honour of being included in Roger Protzs acclaimed guide, 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. The drink itself has an intense aroma of roasted grain, pungent hop resins and bitter chocolate. Dark dried and vinous fruits coat the palate, balanced by roasted grain and peppery hops. The finish is long, dry, bitter and satisfying. A beer to be taken most seriously!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paulfitzs (6) - ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016 does not count
This is rich, dark and fruity. All sorts of complex fruity, malty tastes. Hints of cake and Christmas pud. Caramel and liquorice flavours too. The fruitiness wonderfully balances the roast malt so the charcoal you can sometimes get is not evident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
A Sim rate (cask at Planet Thanet): Sweet, plum, chocolate and coffee aroma. Really nice. Dark, almost opaque appearance with a red tinge. The flavour would be great if it mirrored the aroma, but its a bit too bitter and not in a nice dark chocolate sort of way. Nice beer, but I just wish the flavour was as good as the aroma!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2008
first at margate with a head, medium bubbles . This looks promising. Nose of vin and dark rose malt, slightly burnt. A bit rough but wonderfull. The taste is a bitter departure from the aroma, akin to brussle sprouts or other bitter veggies. Again wonderfull

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Gravity, Dover BF. Deep brown with a small layer of fast settling light tan. Deep caramel aroma with just a touch of coffee and butter. Caramel and coffee flavors, but very little roast. Some smoke in the finish. Smokey character and astringency grows as the glass progresses and become a little off-putting. Palate is a touch thin. Starts fairly strong, kind of falls off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
Cask @ 13th White Cliffs BF, Dover. 3 February, 2006
Burned, but a good balance. Dark hard toffee. Hint of weak coffee. Semi sweet. Dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17709) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
Cask gravity dispense from Canterbury Beer Shop. One of my favourite porters. Lots of different flvours frm the malt, coffee and chocolate amongst them. A stunning mouthful

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleArfur (3) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2005 does not count
Like the new Pixies record, bamp thwock. Huge, yes huge, coffee-caramel-roasty flavour that hits you like your first love, but - crucially - stays with you forever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2005
Deep ruby red colour. Attractive roast malt and coffee aroma. Also molasses and treacle in the flavour. Smooth, supple mouthfeel. A good porter. Cask (gravity dispense), White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2005.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2004
Cask at Rochford Beer Festival. Black with beige head. Great aroma coffee, fruit and alcohol. Rich heavy coffee, chocolate and raisons, complex. Slight cloying finish lets it down but still an great porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5659) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 Feb, 2004. White Cliffs Winter Ales Fest. Gravity. Muddy appearance but a beautiful porter. Coffee and chocolate. Long, lazy flavour exploding in slow motion, getting softer and creamier from the initial burnt flavour. A good un. [3.6]
Nov, 2005. Good Intent, Rochester. Fresh, fruity, creamy, packed with coffee and chocolate flavours and very soft and very drinkable. Touches of bitter hops, but no dry burnt notes or roast barley. A rare and beautiful pleasure. [4.3]

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