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80
75
style
Brewed by Red Cat
Style: Porter
Winchester, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Using 4 traditional English roasted malts this is a complex beer, which gives aromas of chocolate, vanilla and soft Greek coffee. Low levels of hops allow the malts to shine through. It’s full in the mouth yet surprisingly easy to drink.

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3.8
DraftMaestro2 (25) - Whiteley, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2017 Bottle from Southwick Brewhouse. Very drinkable black porter. Slips down easily

3.8
zacgillbanks (5535) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle from Mam and Dad's Holiday, Southern England. Black-brown with ruby red highlights and a tan head. It has milk chocolate, vanilla and roasted flavours followed by more milk chocolate and bitterness on the finish.

3.8
BeardedAvenger (1197) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Cask at PoW, Farnborough. Vague chocolate malt aroma (what’s that malty chocolate drink called?) - had to strain me nose. Jet black, cola brown in the light. Thin bubbly beige head. Sweet with hint of bitterness, more so into the finish. Chocolate, cream and a light toasted element. Some berry sharpness. Medium bodied. Creamy. Sediments brush on the tongue. Soft carbonation. Low key finish. Decent porter. Am told that the water in thid part of Hamsphire is perfect for Porters. Certainly have enjoyed those Hants porters I’ve had so may well be true.

3.4
john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Cask Half Pint at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2012, Parsons Green, London in Nov 2015 - Black in colour. Large creamy tan head. Malty; roasty malts, dark choc, coffee, vanilla. Fruity; some dark fruits. Hoppy; slight hop bitterness. Fairly dry. Bittersweet roast chocolate and coffee malty. Very drinkable. (2015-11-23)

3.5
ForlornHope (542) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with a slick white head which fades a bit. Aroma of malt and roasted coffee. Initial sweetness with a bitter follow-up. Flavours of chocolate, coffee and fruit. Light bodied and easily drinkable, very pleasant.

3.5
berkshirejohn (6687) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Cask at the Jolly Sailor, Farnham. An opaque peaty brown pour with a thick cream head’ lactic, oaty aroma; sweet and thin in the mouth with a malty caramel taste; then a drier finish with lingering caramel and some tar. A decent porter.

3.4
prawlie (1684) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle. Smooth, decent body, light roast, and a hint of lactose. Nicely melded together, and very easy to drink. Lovely sweet roast finish.

3.2
TBone (18391) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Cask at The Guide Dog, Southampton. Dark opaque black color, small beige head. Aroma has toasted notes, licorice and lactose. Light-bodied. Toasted flavor, a bit ashy too. Smooth. Decent milk stout like.

3.5
harrisoni (19413) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2016. Black beer lasting tan head. roasty dark chocolate on the aroma. Slightly harsh chocolate on the finish. softens in the mouth. Yep pretty decent dark malt beer. Finish is dry and dark fruity blackcurrant.

3.6
Beer5000 (6772) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2016
Cask @ Guide Dog, Southampton. Dark brown, almost black with a small beige head. Nice aroma of roasted dark malt, coffee and some dry fruit. Flavor is smooth, pleasant roasted dark malt with roasted coffee, plums and balanced bitterness. Medium body and good aftertaste. Really nice, smooth, classic porter without any nonsense.


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