overall
84
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style
Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Porter
Holmfirth, England

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unknown

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available

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A Rich Dark Porter brewed with 10 different malts giving a sweet roast richness that is balanced with just enough hop character. This ale has a surprising drinkability for its colour and abv. Dont let the sumptuous roast malt fool you, this porter is seriously potent & has the potential to take you to another place...

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1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Nodrog (13) - - APR 30, 2013
Acidic aroma. Decent colour and head. Flavour is a total mess, acrid bitterness and over-the-top coffee notes. Far too much going on and not blended well at all. Unpleasant bitter finish. Classic example of trying too hard. very poor.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (2571) - FRANCE - JAN 11, 2017
Cask @ Craft Beer C Brixton, London - UK. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: raisin and plums with roasted malt. Taste: light body with roasted malt, coffee hint with raisin and plums finish. OK. Waterly finish. Aftertaste: waterly and raisin. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1599) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2016
On cask @ the state bar Glasgow a dark brown beer with big malty aroma flavour flavour is chocolate coffee vanilla smooth sweet porter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (5337) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at State Bar, Glasgow on 5 Nov 2016, roast malt, chocolate, liquorice aromas, very deep brown with a thin short-lived bubbly head and no lacing, roast malt, chocolate, oily, earthy sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (2280) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 29, 2016
Handpump at Craft Beer Co - Covent Garden, London. Black pour with reddish highlights, brownish foam (retention). Nose: burnt coffee, cocoa powder, crazy. Mouth: raw porter, very extreme in some way. Rustic burnt malt feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
A nice smell of malt and milk chocolate, light amout of roasted malt. The medium large beige creamy head has a long duration. The body is black. At first a taste of chocolate, later on it gets more dry. The body is light to medium strong, creamy and dry with a normal carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6668) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Dark brown, beige head. Fruity, chocolatey, some ashtray. Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2438) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A deep brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some caramel, slight raisin and subtle liquorice. Taste of chocolate, caramel, some raisin, subtle other dark fruits, slight roasted malts and a little liquorice. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, chocolate and slightly hopped bitterness in the finish. A good all round porter, was expecting a bit more fruit but the description is right about the sweet roast richness with enough hop character. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23575) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Cask. Brown color, beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of burnt toast and dark roast. Taste has berries, chocolate, subtle anise. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (324) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Cask at porter street Manchester. Faint chocolate aroma. Flavor is creamy buy lacks chocolate or roast notes. Drinkable but not outstanding.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (921) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium,foamy,beige head S: -earthy,mold,old shoes,acidic,caramel,milk chocolate,red wine T: -plums,raisins,coffee,spicy,lactose sugar,acidic F: -medium carbonation -light body O: Call it "Forest Fruit" all you like, but i like my Porters & Stouts to not taste sour.


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