Brewed by Saffron
Style: Porter
Henham, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask & Bottle conditioned - Seasonal.
Very dark ruby Porter brewed with generous amounts of Chocolate and dark Crystal malts to give rich aromas of chocolate, molasses and coffee. The addition of Ruby Port and pure red grape juice along with Fuggles and Bramling Cross hops create a soft fruity and spice finish.

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Grumbo (4747) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

BeardedAvenger (1379) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle from Bury Lane Farm Shop nr Royston. Unassuming roasty chocolate aroma. A dark brown, the ’ruby porter’ reference on the bottle label is accurate. When I first poured it, the off-white head looked decent. It then had a massive growth spurt when I turned my back. Sweet with a very light underlying bitterness. Vanilla, chocolate, berries and liquorice. Medium bodied. Oily. Soft carbonation. Low key finish. Very pleasant. Very English. It’s enjoyable but always restrained. Well balanced.

Idiosynkrasie (8433) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear, dark brown colour with ruby glimmer and small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Sweet-ish, roasty, dark malty aroma, hints of coffee, chocolate, cautious fruitiness. Taste is roasty dark malty, minimally dusty and herbal, hints of chocolate, coffee; dry, fruity hints of red berries in the finish.

Mjp12 (2180) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Very enjoyable porter, the port gives a good aroma, and a nice dryness to the finish

madmitch76 (27181) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
14th December 2013
Clear deep red - amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is light and airy, semi dry. Light touch of dark malts. Mild and dry dark chocolate. Touch of tangy dark fruits. Dry dark malt finish. Not bad.

Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with 2 finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Chocolate malt, grassy, bread, dried fruit and toast. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and sourness. Palate: Thin coarse texture, light body, prickly carbonation, abrupt malty, chocolate, vanilla finish which is quite dry. Comments: Very good and glass lace. Really enjoyed this one.

BrewTom (661) - - NOV 17, 2013
Light, coffee tasting porter with slight bitter after taste. Fairly dry but reasonable. Rated by BrewTom

Fairground (29) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
I’m a sucker for a porter, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Fruity and light aroma that tricks you into thinking its not going to taste dark and rich. On the palate I can taste chocolate, nuts, coffee, caramel, licorice and a woody undertone. Appearance is everything a porter should be dark and dangerous!

FatPhil (17742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2012
Cask (Live & Let Live, Cambridge)
Lovely gently chocolatey aroma. Perfect porter look - dark body and a large frothy beige head. Lovely in the mouth - smooth, sweetish, roasty and toasty. So mellow, a great sessionable porter.

swooper (1254) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
bottle, awesome chocolade,caramel roast aroma, red to brown, medium sweetness like choco, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, slick feel, long finish, soft carbonation, pretty nice beer

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