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style
Brewed by Whitewater
Style: Porter
County Down, Castlewellan, Northern Ireland

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Cask @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium amber brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat to soft. (080808)

3.1
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Cask (backlog). Ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, some mild nutty notes with mild honey and some bready and biscuity maltiness as well. Flavour is crisp maltiness, ripe fruits, some mild nutty and mild toasted and ashy notes.

3.4
cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2010
bottle at home ... copper brown ... sweet fruity toffee malt ... juicy ... overy fizzy palate ...toffee fruits ... plum and rasins ... smokey wood. bod a bit thin

3.6
omhper (25723) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Bottled at L. Mulligan Grocer, Dublin. Dark brown, small head. Chocolatey nose. Mid dry with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Roasty and chocolatey with mild grassy spicy hops on top.Mild but growing spicy bitterness. A well balanced chocolatey porter.

2.9
madmitch76 (25537) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
7th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. End of a long day at Earls Court and a breif description: Very smooth malty beer. Not bitter.

3
Rasmus40 (21946) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2017
Bottle @ Torben Matthews tasting. Light hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, a little dark fruit and toffee. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 011117

3.4
Theydon_Bois (20606) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at the parents, sourced from Tesco by the Old Man - cheers, 26/01/13. Pours a ruby red copper colour with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a swirl of film. Not exactly Porter-esque in appearance! Nose is light roast malt, dark fruits, plums, dates, hint of spice, light chocolate. Taste follows nose, roast malt, some milky chocolate, Oreo biscuits, tangy dark fruits in the background, molasses, tobacco. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, fairly smooth on the palate, dry finish.

2.9
saxo (19490) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle @ Assentoft tasting. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are little lactose acid, citrus, caramel, malt and hops. A little off.

3.4
Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
Reddish dark brown. Fruit nose (coconut, pear, honeydew) with toasty and perhaps somewhat coffeish accents. Mainly fruit taste mixes caramel with light toast. Good ale, somewhat more toasty than most bitters but less nutty than any brown ale...and even if you believe in "Irish Ale" I don’t think you could call it that either. Nice.


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