overall
82
80
style
Brewed by Rat (Ossett)
Style: Porter
Huddersfield, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain.
Four different malts combine to give a beer with burnt, coffee and chocolate malt character. Slightly sweet on the palate, but moderate bitterness and fruity/spicy aroma come from English grown Bramling Cross hops.

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3.7
Mr_Pink_152 (5632) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Tried at the Cardinals Hat, Lincoln. Rich almost black colour with a tan head. Roasted malty and light chocolate aroma and taste medium body.

3.5
ManVsBeer (10967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Cask @ Drop Inn, Elland. Very dark with a thick frothy-creamy head. Easy-drinking and slightly thin, but with a palatably smooth dark malt sweetness.

3.7
AshtonMcCobb (6946) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2017
On cask at the Guildford Arms.
Appearance - opaque black. Thin head.
Nose - light iodine and ink thing going on.
Taste - soy sauce and charcoal. Burnt bread. Light Jamaica cake.
Palate - medium bodied with a rich crunchy yet sweet texture. Dry crunchy finish.
Overall - more of a stout than a porter I’d say. Very complex. Nice.

3.2
Stuu666 (15034) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2017
Cask at praf 2017. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, taste is sweet, chewy, toffee.

3.5
ianwelby (1531) - SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Black beer, beige head. Light malt aroma. Taste is malt, some coffee, a tangy sweetness. The coffee lingers. Would perhaps be a touch sickly over time but it’s quite nice.

2
hb74 (3) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016 does not count
Cask from The Red Lion in Broughton, Northamptonshire, August 2016.

Aroma - strong scents of coffee and roasted malts with a hint of mixed berries and chocolate. A very appealing scent.

Appearance - pours a clear, dark black with a very thin, tan-coloured head.

Taste - the head is underwhelming, and provides the same as the body; a weak bitter flavour with no significant malt flavours coming through.

Palate - an awfully watery porter, with little to no carbonation, and a horrid, lingering bitterness.

3.6
Towey1989 (3324) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A deep brown to black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, burnt toast, coffee, chocolate and subtle blackberry. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, more blackberry, slight sweet sultana and some smoke. Light bodied but a smooth texture. A dry, roasted blackberry bitterness in the finish. Started with roasted to burnt aroma and flavours and really sweetened up with spicy blackberry and sultanas. Nice.

3.7
gegwilson (3806) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Cask in sherlocks, Middlesbrough. Mahogany with a cream head. A fruity porter with coffee notes. Full flavoured and tasty.

3.5
niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
On cask at Hop Inn, Newcastle Under Lyme. Pours black brown with deep tan head. Coffee, chocolate bitterness and nice hop balance. Nice smooth porter.

3.8
s_hartshorne (2815) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Cask tap room batley. Black tan head. Aroma is chocolate coffee roasted malts. Taste is same some sweetness nice bitterness. Smooth mouth feel. Good porter.


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