Brewed by Whitewater
Style: Porter
Newry, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask & Bottle; Regular.

A rich ruby porter style beer with lashings of hoppiness and plenty of fruit & toffee on the palate. This ale has moreish appeal and was voted in the Top 50 Beers in the World at the International Beer Challenge 2007.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (8176) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
500ml bottle, LOT 1010, BB Feb 2015
Dark-brown in the glass with a more white-than-beige head. For a porter quite light in colour... The beer starts smooth, fruity and roasted-rich. The mainpart is smooth, long and intense. Dark fruit, roasted malt. But in total more a dark ale than a Porter (and on the lable it doesnt specify its style). The aftertaste is roasted-dark, dry and nicely bittered.
In total a nice dark ale. Fruity-roasted and bitter. --> 12/11/12/12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (6493) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
Nice porter with some leaves and earthy moments. Quite a bit bitter and thin in the end. This one ist just a bit above average,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6630) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
Pours out of the bottle (thank you Steve!) in a deep dark colour with low steady head and medium to smooth body. Nice aroma of malt and torf. Taste of dark coffee, woods, leaves, nuts, dark berries and malt. Quite earthy finish. Nice and smooth to drink, enjoyed it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seaneh (6) - IRELAND - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
This, to me, is a perfect example of brewing beers not styles. Its labeled as a "ruby porter" but could easily be called a brown ale, dark ale, or a number of other things. Lots of burnt caramel or muscovado sugar maltiness, little coffee bitterness, some spiciness from the hops to balance it out. One of my favourite Irish beers. Makes a fantastic base liquor for a beef or lamb stew too!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scottishchris (718) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Red brown, frothy white head. Sweet caramel malty notes. Medium body, low carbonation. Coffee ish. Fairly non-descript and not a porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1833) - Besanon, FRANCE - FEB 11, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 50cl, une bire trs brune et pas de mousse, en bouche cest larme du caf qui prdomine sur tout le reste, cest assez sympa et bien fait.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12298) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
shared by jtclockwork-bottle-tan-brown/red. A-spice, leather, med malt-roasty. T-med malt-roasty, herbal/tea hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1541) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from bridgehouse jdw Belfast a Ruby brown that is rich and fullsome aroma is cherries and raspberry flavour is a rich mixed berry taste with sweet malt gives a lovely ale that has balance from a hoppy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (15455) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle thanks to Colin. Shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toast, cocoa, nuts and toffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2907) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle from Tesco [291113]
Ruby brown, frothy off white head that dissipates to thin layer, little lacing
Aroma of soft sweet caramel malts, soft fruits - raisin, hint of red berries, toasted malts, light aroma
Taste as aroma, some more light toasted malt, bit of tangy red fruits, light soft toffee
Palate - Medium carb, thinnish palate, light bitter. Finish - more bitter toasted malts and hops, slight coffee.
Overall - No way this is a porter, more a Irish red ale - brown bitter hybrid. Wasnt overly keen on this initially but got better with the drinking. Probably better cask, this bottle was a bit thin and a tad fizzy....didnt expect this to be in the high 70s

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