Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Porter
Blackburn, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottle Conditioned.
Surprisingly refreshing for a full-flavoured dark porter with subtle notes of smokiness and liquorice. A taste of the past, inspired by a time when the elite would gather in Elizabethan taverns, to sample the finest ales, porters and wines.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, coal. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, burnt malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111211]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottled (From K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Deep brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some mild smoke and a bit buttery notes along with some chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, mild roasted malt and some slight smoky and ashy notes. A bit wooden and slightly tart edge to it Smooth porter, but a bit thin as for the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
bottle at home ... dark black ... medium tan head ... soft sweet mellow chocolate toffee nose ... OVER fizzy ... soft roast ... sweet chocolate .. mellow and soft...little licorice ... little over cold(but thats the overall temerature just now) and definitly too fizz y but otherwise pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20548) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle in the hotel room at the Premier Inn, Aberdeen. Pours a lightly oily black-brown with a tight, creamy beige head. Gives off a healthy, roasty, slightly lactic chocolate aroma. Pleasant flavor, light to medium sweet, with mild roast, burnt wood, cocoa, burnt leaves, minerals. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Finishes dry with lots of burnt wood bitterness, some light smoke, minerals, light chocolate. A very decent beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18694) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle on the train from Hereford to Inverness, thanks to SP, 18/10/13. Light black with a good sized tan covering of small bubbles. Nose is roast malt, cocoa, light soapy notes, dark fruit, berry fruit. Taste comprises berry fruits, cocoa, earthy tones, dark toffee, light roast. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry roasty finale. Ok porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17997) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from Morrison. Black beer touch of liquorice some choc and cold coffee. Yes a touch over carbonated which I couldnt do anything about as I was drinking it from a bottle on the train. chocolate sponge cake flavour. Some sting on the finish. Pretty good actually.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TBone (17049) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle 500ml (K-Supermarket Manhattan, BB 10/2014)
Dark brown color, steady creamy beige head. Aroma is a bit strange ... barnyard? Tartness? Is this infected? Light-bodied. Sour, light coffee and toastyness. Very seldom Ive had infected beer from established English brewery. To be rerated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14209) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Morrisons in Banbury. Black with off white head. There is a slight smokiness in the aroma leading to quite a rich, chocolate like flavour, some sweetness interlaced by a roasty bitterness. There is a fruity, berry flavour. A reasonably complex beer and a decent British Bottle Conditioned beer to boot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are smoky, nutty coffee with caramel. Blackberry with leather and traces of leather and black marker pen. Flavours are roast coffee with toffee and caramel. Dark chocolate with cola and spritzy yeast. Herbal liquorice with a smoky, dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Think its past is BBE, so Ill forgive the over-carbonation. Pours black, thick beige head. Aromas of liquorice, molasses. Taste is more of the same, slightly sweet. Full bodied though. Not bad.

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