Brewed by Vibrant Forest
Style: Porter
Lymington, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Piquant Porter
A splendid full bodied flavoursome porter with excellent notes of coffee and chocolate. Full bodied on the palate with a good balance of roasted bitterness. Hampshire beer of the year 2012

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (5574) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2017
Flaske delt med Steven, hos ham: brunsvart med tett skum som varer. Dufter deilig av mrkrstet malt kaffe og sjokolade - med kakao i tillegg. Smaker like godt, med god kropp og fin, trr bitterhet. Helt mot slutten av glasset sniker det seg inn en anelse smsure, halvvisne bjrnebr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11343) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Cask at the Cask pub and kitchen. A black opaque black coloured pour with no real head. Aroma is robust dark roast malts, burnt cake, dried fruits, apple cake and a little liquorice. Flavour is composed of rich dark roasted barley, bitter dark choc, dried fruit, plum pudding palate is medium bodied, decent cask condition, little tangy finish. Lingering robust bitter roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13336) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2017
Gravity cask at National Winter Ales Festival. Black with a lasting off-white head. Roasted aroma with toffee and chocolate and dried fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4597) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
On tap at the Strait and Narrow. Lincoln. Jet black colour with a lasting tan head. Aroma roasted malt and light spice. Taste light sweet toffee to roasted bitter. Rich and creamy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, some dark fruit, slightly bitter. Decent porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (1695) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2017
(cask 1 pint @ CASK Pub & Kitchen (London))
Aroma: Roasty.
Appearance: Black color. Medium, light brown head.
Taste: Medium sweet, fruity, light roasty.
Palate: Long light dry-roasty finish.
Overall: Good, light roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1908) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Cask at CBC, Covent Garden on 2nd January 2017. Thickly sepia/black with tan foam. Roasty malt aroma. Intense roastiness in-mouth with coffee, smoke and a touch of citrus. Lingering roast malt finish of smoke and coffee in agreement with each other. Medium-bodied with an engaging texture. Superb porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17994) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2016 Bottle from Bitter Virtue Southampton and drunk on a train. Black beer lasting tan head. Yes some lovely chocolate flavour. Decent mouthfeel. Lovely chocolate with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Good blackcurrant flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2016

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 2015, National Winter Ales Festival (2015), The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE24 8JE.

[ As Vibrant Forest Black Forest ].
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, ash, dark malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, ash, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150213]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (4321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Dark chocolate, pralines, intense, toasted malts, dark fruits. Black, small, frothy, beige head. Light bitter. More toasted malts, chocolate, soft carbonation, medium bodied, lots of chocolate in the otherwise bitter finish. Nice Porter, intense and well-balanced. Cask at The Evening Star, Brighton.

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