Formerly brewed at Waen
Style: Porter
Llanidloes, Wales


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

SIBA Gold and Silver medals. Dark fruit and a chilli tingle. BeerBods Beer of the Year 2013.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
Cask at Birmingham Beer Bash. Poured a slightly murky dark brown with a frothy tan head, Aroma of the spiceyness. Medium body, the chili somewhat overpowered the hint of dark fruit. Nice enough, but not exactly more-ish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7052) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Cask at Birmingham Beer Bash; dark brown pour with thin beige head, dark fruit aroma, forward taste is dark fruits then chilli heat kicks in, sweet coffee tasting porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4654) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a very dark brown hazy beer with red fruit (plum) and milk chocolate flavours, sweetness and roasted notes on the finish. I couldnt detect any real spicy warmth, but a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (8039) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
On gravity at the Great Welsh Beer & Cider festival, 6/6/2013. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Chocolate, some tart plum fruits and toasty malts, before a dryish finish with touch of chilli warmth. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6714) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark brown colour with average to huge, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Fruity aroma, hints of plum, a touch of chili in the background. Taste is initially fruity, hints of plum, later dry dark malty, bitter hoppy, minimally soapy overtones, a peppery touch of chili in the background flashes up in the finish. Nice composition, could still tolerate more strength of the individual components (dark malt, fruit, chili) if proportionality is kept.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2013
[cask at the Bow Bar, Edinburgh] Deep, dark, purplish red beer with a large, off-white head. Aroma is bittersweet, with some stone fruit and a whiff of the black pepper about it. On the taste, some slight flashes of sweet plums, damsons, or other similar fruits, before the chilli bitterness arrives on the finish. Not so much a chilli kick, more a slight prod with the boot. Still, it comes together quite well and is certainly interesting [07052013]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (22152) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 cask at reading ... deep black... thin tan head ...dark meaty and something not right nose ... dark malts... deep roast ... heavy roast ... dark chocolate light plum... soft lightt chilli 3.8 cask at bow .. deep brown black ... thin tan head ... dark meaty roast malts ... dark plum fruit nose ... sweet chocolate malts ... light mellow roast ... barest chilli 3.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13560) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest 13. Brown with cream head. It does what it says in the title, sweetish fruitiness and a slight chilli prickle behind it. Little else but its ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
1st August 2012
On tap at the Rake. Cloudy brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, low carbonation. Fair bit of malt with subtle chocolate. Nice fruits on the back end but they clash a little with the bitter orange hop at the end. Very mild chilli. Mild bitter aftertaste. Interesting beer but could be a lot clearer and fresher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveDarkBeer (9) - West Bromwich, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Nice rich flavoured beer. 6.1% first impressions youd think it would strong to the taste and with the Chilli ay little over powering but on the contry i found this beer to be pleasently light on the strength but very heavy & full in flavour. I failed to notice the plum flavor to it however i did get the suttle kick of chilli at the end. Had it more than once as it was very welcoming. Drank this in The Wellington Birmingham.

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