Brewed by Oakham
Style: Porter
Peterborough, England


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Occasional.
Big, dark malt flavours in this almost black beer combine with a sweet, fruity hop taste to make this strong porter exceedingly drinkable for its strength.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7466) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Cask @ CPK. The pours a hazy brown with a medium tan head. The nose is of light chocolate milk, some sweet nutella spread, light almond nut and earthy twigs. The taste is mild red fruits, earthy charred grain. Notes of sweet hazelnut spread. Creamy body with a lovely dry finish. Light and quite flavorful. Overall, a real winner. Nice one, Oakham!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theprof (769) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Cask. Malty with licorice notes. Pours ebony with white lace top. Average to good lacing. Taste has roasted malt, muted caramel flavours with dark fruit and a soft finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (3059) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Cask at the Pelt Trader ,Cannon Street. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Chocolate, roasted spice, black pepper and coffee in the nose. Flavours of chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel. Smoky finsih. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Fruity, dark, toasted grain malts, apples, dark berries. Clear, very dark brown, small, frothy, beige head. Light bitter. Very fruity, dark berries, sweet, dark malts, flat carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Porter, quite fruity throughout. Cask at Craft Beer Co, Islington.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12211) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask at the bow bar. Pours black, nose is funky, biscuity, chocolate, taste is juicy blackcurrant, toffee, vanilla, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (10860) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Cask gravity at the St Albans BEER festival 2016. A mahogany brown coloured pour with a lasting sticky beige head. Aroma is sweet nutty malts, cocoa, black malts, woodland berries. Flavour is composed of soft nutty malts malts, tangy red berries, cranberry, burnt cocoa. Little. Mineral. Palate is semi sweet, medium light, maybe a little thin, good cask condition. Decent drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4490) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Tried this bad boy at the cardinals hat, Lincoln. Note to self. The cardinals hat in Lincoln is at the bottom on steep hill, which although in the very flat county of Lincolnshire, is well... steep, therefore the tables outside arent flat, next time try not to lightly bang my knee on table and send my beer half way down the hill. Anyway this beer has a Deep Ruby to black colour with a tan head, decent roasted and fruity aroma with a hoppy depth. Taste light sweet to roasted bitter finish. Decent body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2016
Draught at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London. Dark almost black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted caramel and chocolate aroma, fruity, grapes, citrus, some cocoa powder. Chocolate and grape flavor, licorice, oranges, caramel, some cocoa. Kinda simple but pleasant and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8286) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Covent Garden, London, 26 Apr 2015) Black colour with foamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with black coffee, cacao and liquorice. Malty, roasted, slightly fruity taste with notes of dark chocolate, liquorice, sweet black coffee, dark fruit and a balanced roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well made porter with a fruity touch. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2749) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Cask at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Very dark brown, creamy head. Lacing is impressive. Sweet marshmallow, liquorice and Ovaltine aroma. The initial innocuous sweet taste quickly turns bitter, chalky and intense. Medium palete. Plentiful natural carbonation. In one word: good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (9438) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Black with a creamy off-white head. Full-bodied ale with both a sweet and fruity nose. Its less stated in its taste, but those aspects are here against the backdrop of darker malts.

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