Brewed by Vibrant Forest
Style: Porter
Lymington, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4231) - 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 (3156) - 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 (1638) - 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 (1849) - 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 (17600) - 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 (46069) - 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 (3924) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5625) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
Butchers Hook, Southampton. From a brewery which likes to aggressively hop, I was pleased that this beer was allowed to show its malt character without having to battle with American hops - especially as there seemed to be some warning of hop bite in the subname description of "Piquant Porter". Easy drinking, smooth and flavoursome. Some of the dry roast coming through as a bitter contrast to the sweet fruit of the malt. I like dark ales, and I quite enjoyed this, though it didnt have some of the depth I usually enjoy, and there was a distinct lack of character suggestive of single use commercial yeast, and a sealed low heat fermentation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22454) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Cask at the bow bar... Dark black... Thin tan head.... Soft sweet chocolate roast malts nose... Soft sweet roast... Light fruit.. Long soft chocolate roast malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2212) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Cask at the Fox & Hounds, Reading. Dark brown with a thin beige head and a frothy mouthfeel. Coffee and cocoa throughout with a touch of roasty malts and a light earthiness. Liked it.

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