Brewed by White Horse
Style: Porter
Faringdon, England


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - November.
The Black Horse Porter now joins the stable of hearty beers from the White Horse Brewery. Full bodied in taste this dark rich porter has a pleasing balance of roasted grain leaving you with a fruity smooth aftertaste and a slight bitterness of the finest kent hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, - MAR 11, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, day 4 on 2 December 2010. Ruby/brown colour. Some fruit and chocolate. Very dry finish. Well made and nicely drinkable. Maybe a little short of depth in the aroma but pretty enjoyable.

FatPhil (16919) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2017
Draught (Royal Blenheim, Oxford)
Sweet treacly aroma. Full soft palate, perhaps a bit flat. Tons of treacle toffee in the taste. Perhaps too much. Finish again treacly. All said, I did like it, but it could be better.

john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Cask. Very dark brown, almost black. Roast malts, chocolate, caramel/toffee, coffee notes. Fruity, berries, raisins. Not too bitter. Roast malty finish. Very drinkable. Quite nice. (2008)

MrBishop (79) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Cask at Nags Head Reading. Aroma of molasses. Appearance quite flat but taste is quite rich

ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Cask @ Calans, Hebden Bridge. Extremely dark with a very thin off-white head. Has a soapy nose with a more familiar and milky roasted malt taste that’s fairly mild.

RichTheVillan (8113) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Cask at the Wellington; dark brown pour with a bubbly off creamy white head, roast malt aroma, dark fruit taste, charcoal, sweet caramel, light carbonation.

MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Roasted malts and prevalent fruitiness take on black pudding allusions in this flat, slick and personable Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head at all atop the darkness.
-Carbonation was almost absent... I wonder if that was wanted by the brewer…
-This doesn’t taste as well put together as their Wayland Smithy and Bitter, but it may ust be the conditioning.
-It gets boring in the long run.
-The fruitiness is grape-y, almost balsamic in its light acidity.
-This pint was not in the best shape, if I compare with the other 2 White Horse brews I had there the same day.

On cask at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford.

fairwater (146) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
Cask @ Back of Beyond. Deep, impenetrable black with small, creamy head. First sip is thinner than expected, maybe a little sharpness. Blackcurrant, almost liquorice. Nicely drinkable.

cgarvieuk (25722) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
cask at reading ... deep red brown... soft smokey blackcurrant roast ... dark malts ... little thin... soft fruit roast ... little blackcurrant

Leighton (22036) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Cask at the Maypole, Cambridge. Pours charcoal black with a steady, light cream cap. Good roasted malt aromd, some darkly toasted bread, dark sugars. Light to medium sweet flavor with balanced roast, light charred wood, burnt sugars, burnt marshmallows, faint raisins. Medium bidied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Moderate bitterness to finish, some scorched earth and burnt wood, well roasted malts, dark sugars. Great stuff.

Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Clinging cream head on dark brown body. Chocolate aroma. Moderately toasty, slightly burnt flavor with a fading finish. Thin flavor, mediocre porter. (Cask at the Royal Blenheim, Oxford.)

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