Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Porter
Diss, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cobbolds Brewery, forerunner of Tolly Cobbold, started brewing in Ipswich in 1746. This beer, unusually pale for a porter, is based on Cobbolds brewing books from 1785 to 1827. Using floor malt, suffolk and maidstones hops and a 3 stage fermentation described in these records, our aim is to match this beer as closely as possible.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
bitter chocolate and vanilla aromas, dark amber body with white lacing, rich chocolate and very smooth excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (5073) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Backlog rating 12-13-2008 (Bottle-Best Before 01.06.2009 and thank you to jsquire for sharing) The appearance is a small tan head that mostly diminished, very little carbonation observed, one ring of lacing, and an amber hue. The aroma is malty, roasty, chocolate, and hoppy. Ditto for the flavor. The palate is smooth and this is a medium bodied Porter. All-in-all this is a very quaffable beer, worthy of a try and a beer that I would not only recommend, but a beer that I would drink again if it were to come my way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Kendall (7) - Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012 does not count
Father in law delivered me this sucker, good stuff Bill. Like a weak slightly fizzy stout, made to a 200 year old recipe it was nice to taste something a bit different. Like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
Bought from my trip to the brewery. Poured into pint glass at home. Thinning marginal head. Opaque black colour with some faint redness.. A really old skool porter this one. On the nose prodominantly peat, a marginal whiff of smoke and some roasted burnt malts. The texture is of peat; leather, a nice vanilla edge, roasted malts and burnt toast. Im enjoying this and this is actually exceptional. Please dont ignroe the old porter styles. I do love porters and this is a style which needs to be continued. Would love to compare this to Meantimes and The Kernels porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36405) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of sweet and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of chocolate and berries. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt and chocolate as well as light notes of burnt malt, leading to a very dry bitter finish. Thanks fonefan for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (6043) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2009
This bottled brew from JSquire at a rating party poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a semi-opaque softly carbonated light brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt caramel malt burnt malt and licorice. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish malty aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of roasted malt and mild brown malt. A decent one that I would consider smelling again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (13336) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
Dark copper with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with a hint of alcohol. Dry and malty flavour with a roasted touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle bought from the brewery whilst on holiday in February 2009. Black and poured with a small head.Malty and slightly smoked.The burnt smokiness lingers for a while.An all round excellent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4359) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Murky reddish brwon color with a foamy beige head. Big chocolate nose with some roasted grain and burnt toast notes. Flavors of chocolate, plums, dark toast, with a long finish of almost burnt coffee. Very nice porter. I would drink more of this if it was available. Thanks to cgarvieuk for the one I got.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2008
500 ml bottle courtesy of a trade with cgarvieuk. Pours a dark brown that allows light to pass with a thin off-white head that completely disappeared after the first sip and left no lace. Very pleasant aroma of malt with chocolate, mild smoke, and some earthy peat notes as well. The flavor is malty as well, but there is much more smoke in the flavor than is present in the aroma. In addition, there is some very mild chcolate and peat. Dry, almost chalky, at the finish. An interesting and enjoyable porter.

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