Norfolk Square Winklepicker

Formerly brewed at Norfolk Square
Style: Porter
Great Yarmouth, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Brewed with a combination of darker malts, Winklepicker is certainly a winter warmer. A slight roasted flavour is imparted from the chocolate and crystal malts accompanied by a gentle vanilla aroma that will excite the taste buds.
An old English Porter hop is used that rounds the ale off with a light bitter after taste.

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SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
chocolate, toast, flat cola black with a foamy white head. lightly bitter, and errrr thats it really. like a really bland hot chocolate that you’ve let go warm. possibly the worst beer ive had this week at least.

Garrold (5512) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from Branthill Farm Real Ale Shop, Wells, Norfolk. Very dark, clear, red. Thin, tan head. Dark malt, licorice. Light roast coffee. Taste is dry, some cocoa sweetness. Medium body. Dry, roasty finish. Decent.

dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
Aroma is roasted malt, faint chili and some laurel. Flavour is dry roasty liquorice, big chocolate followed by an increasing chili spice. Nice and lingering. A bit low on carbonation.

imdownthepub (15137) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle conditioned 500ml from Cromer Farm & Health Shop, Cromer, Norfolk. Dark brown, ruby with cream head. Quite a sweetish beer with a light chocolate note, saccharin with a fruity, plummy note. Fairly thin on the palate for a 5% beer, no real depth oddly. It’s ok but could have been more.

BlackHaddock (7583) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Aug 2010: Bottle conditioned, 500ml with next too no life left when reviewed. Poured into a straight sided sleeve pint glass: Deep Ruby Red in body, the cream coloured head fell away to leave some lacing as the beer sank in the glass. The aroma was chocolate and vanilla, the front label tells you this, and that is what I found too. Behind that smell was a heavy malt presence, which gave it a rich, opulent smell. The flavours however didn’t come over as strong in the taste and I thought the beer a bit thin and lacking in a robust ’Winter Warmer’ sort of Christmas way. Enjoyable, but could have been so much more.

madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
30th December 2011
ChrisOs Christmas Tasting. Clear dark brown - read beer. Tidy pale tan head. Dry palate. Appley dried fruits. Minerals. Dry finish. Insipid and not right.

fonefan (50694) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso [ chrisos festive get-together tasting ].

Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, powdery chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111230]

chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
500ml bottle, best before 30 Jun 2012Dark brown colour. Very good condition. Light sharp fruity notes in the aroma. Dry and a touch tart on the palate. Some light powdery chocolate but it’s not a big roasty porter. Decent stuff though.

harrisoni (19171) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
At Chriso New Year 2011/12 tasting. Clear deepish brown colour with lasting beige head. Doesnt taste of much some darkish malt is all touch of yeast

sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2011
500ml bottle. Poured a deep ruby brown with a small, fading & fizzy light brown head. Slight initial metallic notes on the aroma followed, and soon overawed, by roasted malt, red berry and milk chocolate. Roasty on the palate with a nice red berry interplay & a delicate coffee dryness in the finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation with a dry & lingering finish.

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