Nethergate Stour Valley Strong (SVS)

Brewed by Nethergate
Style: Porter
Sudbury, England


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Using a blend of chocolate, black and amber malts this is a fine dark porter. It has a strong and crisp bitterness. Being a very strong beer it is not what most people would describe as a session beer!.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2009
Cask Stillage from the outside bar at the Milds, Stouts, Porters & Strong Ales weekend Prince Of Wales, Foxfield 06/10/2007 Some spice aroma. Dark with some alcohol present. Crisp and bitter lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
Cask @ Macclesfield Beer Festival. Dark brown with off white head. Chocloate, coffee, malty. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47099) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium brown black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, notes of vanilla and licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is flat. (030508)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.
Good mahogany colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of earthy malt and chocolate. Flavour of lovely sweet chocolate malt and loads of fruit. Caramel malt finish. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
Cask at Bishops Arms, Gteborg. (Old rating found in the drawer) Dark amber color, nice creamy offwhite head. Malty playdough aroma. Fruity flavor, a bit sour, some berries, raisin, and with some bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
From cask at Bishops Arms, Vstra Hamngatan, Gteborg. Dark brown colour with a low pale head. Grainy aroma with notes of almonds, chocolate and prune - smells like a good Belgian X-mas beer that sat for two years. Lactic acids are the backbone in flavour, along with bit of chocolate and almond paste. Champagneish mouthfeel as often when lactobacillus is involved. Low bitterness. Wow, I wold never have guessed its a porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsniclas (6912) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2007
Cask at Bishops Arms, V Hamngatan, Gothenburg. Dark brown with a brief, off-white head. Really sourish in both aroma and flavour. Sweet fruitiness; loads of prunes and raisins. Some choclate aswell.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gnoff (9919) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2007
(Cask at Bishops Arms, Vstra HAmngatan, Gteborg) Very dark reddish brown to black color, tan to brown head. Acidic to sour taste, vinous as well. Mostly sour but also burnt and roasted aftertaste. Acidic, metallic and red currant (berries) scent. Also butterscotch. Smooth mouthfeel, lo wbitterenss. A bit harsh bitter sensation that lingers. Perhaps this keg has been infected?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (14028) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2007
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest 07. Hazed dark brown with tan head. Murky beer with a medicinal flavour, some licorice, quite sweet, but lacks the depth expected. Alcohol obvious on the finish. Not my type of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
cask at the 3-legged mare, York: from the name strong I assumed it was an english strong and not a porter, so I was really expecting a different flavor profile, however it was still pretty good. lots of licorice flavor, and some peppery ness from the alcohol and hops. alright palate. nothing great, but its alright

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