Brewed by Vale
Style: Porter
Brill, England


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Full bodied dark Porter. An award winning wholesome full bodied Porter. Heavy malt flavour gives way to a wonderful hop character.

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AshtonMcCobb (6897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Draught at Haymarket Bar. Pours dark, almost opaque with a purple/red tinge. There is a slim but nice head. The nose has dark burnt chocolate. The taste has bitter chocolate and burnt coffee. The palate is rich in structure and texture but it doesn’t clean at all. Overall, this is a good beer but sickly after a while.

kwik-lime (2043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2011
Roasty with a slight chocolate hint. Bitter finish. It’s decent but not particularly complex for a porter.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2011
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours black with an off white head. Coffee with sweet hints, an excellent porter. Very much my style of beer.

JohnRMurdoch (5047) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2011
Cask @ The Sir John Moore. Sour grassy aroma. Dark brown, almost black colour, not much head. Interesting spicy marzipan flavour. A bit flat & watery with treacle aftertaste. Almost drinkable.

downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 15/02/2011. Near black with next to no head. Sweet, caramel aroma with a touch of liquorice. Flavour was very sweet, with toffee, milk chocolate and liquorice chews, before a touch of back coffee in the finish. Not brilliant.

Bullit (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Cask @ Crystal Palace, JDW. Black colour, beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, hint of fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, fruits. Medium bodied. Well drinkable.

markas101 (2499) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Cask, Francis newton. Mild aroma, some prune and malt. Medium body, thin with some mild malt.

berkshirejohn (6651) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
Cask at the Three Guineas, Reading. A full-bodied porter with richly roasted malt aroma and taste; smooth and milky body and a dry finish. Very good.

Vladivostok (491) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2011
Very dark with off-white head which rapidly disappears. A dry porter with a slight licorice flavour finishing with dusty hops.

fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, coffee - sweet dusty coffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dusty, sweet malt, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100120]

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