overall
62
46
style
Brewed by Mauldons
Style: Porter
Sudbury, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain. Originally brewed as a Special for JD Wetherspoons Spring Festival 2011
A full bodied, black porter with a balanced hop aroma and rich blend of chocolate and roast flavours that give way to a subtle sweet fruit finish.

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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thejackpacker (327) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Cask at Weatherspoons, Eastbourne. A bit of a mess, synthetic berry taste within a porter. At times drinkable, otherwise, naaaaaat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2487) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Cask at Arnold Machin (JDW), Newcastle under Lyme. Pours black red brown. Nice start with blackberry. Flat and sugary sweet with an artificial taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
theprof (822) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
Cask. Aroma floral with berry notes. Pours dark brown with tan top. Taste is similarly fruity with a Ribena tang. Goes with the name but not a porter I will try again. A classic harsh mark, I suspect.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4563) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Cask at the Feltham JDW, near black with a fast settling head, coffee and a distinct aroma of berries on the nose. Initially more roasty on the palate before fruity sweetness comes in. Dry roastiness comes back in the finish for a nice balance against the blackberry notes. Very quaffable!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9919) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2017
1/3rd pint at Jdw Doncaster. Medium creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Blackberry and a light bitterness Im the aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeardedAvenger (597) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2017
Cask at Tilly Shilling, Farnborough. Scent of Ribena. A dark reddish brown. Initial frothy beige head soon dissipates. Light bitter with an odd tang. Blackberries are there but... Light bodied. Light bodied. Slick. Drinkable but insubstantial. Weak porter with added Ribena... possibly Light.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Cask at the Booking Office. Pours clear dark red-brown with no head. Strong blackberry aromas, faint chocolate. Taste doesnt really live up to the promise of the nose. Bit thin, light roast and fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2521) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2017
March 26, 2017 - on tap at Montagu. Dark brown pour with some head and lacing. Roasted malt and blackberry in aroma and taste. Finish was a bit tart fruit and bitter. Smooth, creamy and medium palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7729) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall as Mauldons Blackberry Porter, 4.8% dark brown with a red hue, still with a foamy brown head. Aroma is blackberries and molasses. Body is a touch light, smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is quite sweet underripe blackberries with a tangy resinous perfumed astringency. Mostly fruit juice sweetness but also floral. Odd. Struggled a little with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1707) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 23, 2017
Black colored, small dark tan frothy head, not too lasting. Aroma is of roasted malt and dark chocolate, blackberry dark fruitiness. Taste is medium sweet malt, dark chocolate and roasted malt, bit burnt notes, medium+ roasty bitterness, blackberries, bit earthy, dry finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bit creamy. (cask, Maypole, Cambridge)


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