Brewed by Lovibonds Brewery
Style: Porter
Henley-on-Thames, England


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask & Bottled, Regular;
Deep amber with a ruby glow and creamy tan head. Rich chocolate aroma with a hint of smoke. Creamy texture combines caramel and chocolate flavours finishing dry with bitterness from the dark malts and hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18919) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Tap at the brewery in Henley, 05/05/13. Dark mahogony brown with a thin beige head that retains well. Nose is roast malt, licqourice, dark toffee, grain, dark fruits. Taste comprises dates, raisens, toffee fudge, dark fruits, brown sugar. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast in a dry finish. Decent enough porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14215) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
Keg at the brewery. It pours murky deep brown with a small off-white. The nose is roasted malt, instant coffee, light smoke, leather, soy sauce and hint of marmite in the background. The taste is earth, roasted malt, toast, charred wood, some dark fruit, raisin and coffee with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A solid, drinkable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at home .. dark brown ... creamy tan head ... soft toffee roast ... puff candi nose ... over fizzy ... way over fizzy ... dark chocolate malt roast ... light bitterness .. soft charcoal roast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (2378) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle at home and from the brewery tap in Henley 31st March 2012. Nice looking pour, good sweet aroma, great taste, pleasant sweet, strawberry? Good malt and chocolate and some smoke. A very pleasant and easy drinking beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2012
On keg at The Holyrood 9A. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel and yeast. Chocolate flavour upfront with coffee and caramel again. Moderate carbonation and light CO2 prickle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20794) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Keg at the Euston Taps Black Friday. Pours clear brown with with a small, foamy head. Holds a mild toasted malt aroma with hints of caramel. Medium sweet flavor, notes of bready toast, caramel, light chocolate, faint grass. Medium in body with average, smooth carbonation. Balanced finish, more toasty malts, some burnt sugar, caramel, mild earth. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2011
[330ml bottle, UtoBeer at Borough Market] Pours ruby red and highly effervescent, huge white head looks like a Coke float. Subsides after a while. Smoky, chocolate aroma, fruit as well the nose is fabulous. Chocolate on the palate, quite bitter and prickly from the carbonation. Noticeable smoke on the aftertaste. Lovely stuff [21092011]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2011
Bottled (from Utobeer, London). Very deep ambery brown colour, close to black, with a big foamy beige head. Aroma is nutty, roasted malts, some quite ashy notes as well as some mild earth. Flavour is ashes, some roasted malts, mild nuttyness as well some slight dark fruits. Rather pleasant but on the border to too much ashes and roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Malty, chocolatey aroma. Richly flavoured but quite thin bodied, chocolate, odd sour note, dry finish. Harsh carbonation. I could imagine this being quite nice on cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
33cl bottle courtesy of my Dad. I met the brewer a few years back, a transplanted American torn between serving the market that existed and dreaming of making more assertive, bigger American micro styles. Pours a quite clear chestnut brown with some orange tints. Voluminous off white head, decent lacing. Aroma has some smoky malt right up front, hints of cocoa and coffee. Taste is much the same, a tad watery but I often find this with genuine English porters. Finishes a bit brackish. Decent.

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