Brewed by Whitewater
Style: Porter
Newry, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Creedence (309) - Montreal, Quebec, - APR 29, 2013
500ml bottle at Bierhaus. Pours a hazy dark ruby with a pillowy off-white head. Strong chocolate, turkish delight, and slight liquorice on the nose. Med sweetness, light smoky bacon, light sourness. Quite grassy and chocalatey flavour. Smooth carbonation, medium body. Malty sweet aftertaste, quite dry. Very tasty and interesting, but a bit rough around the edges. Definitely worth a try though.

Stuu666 (13436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2017
Cask at praf 2017. Pours clear deep amber, nose is biscuity toffee, floral, taste is sweet toffee, floral.

Ascelja (1500) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle. Rudy with medium off-white head. Aroma of fruits, berries, coffee, toasted malts. Taste is bitter. Berries and coffee, touch of plums, toasted malts. Medium body and carbonation.

Rotin (1497) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle 0.5l. Cloudy, deep red colored. AROMA- honey, caramel, fruit. FLAVOR- dry, bitter finish, a bit sour and tart, dark berries, touch of dark caramel and coffee. Medium bodied, well balanced.

mr_pinball (6) - - JAN 19, 2017 does not count
Lovely beer, had it a few times and each time it surprises me and how moreish it is. Fantastic fruity aroma when you first open the bottle, tastes of coffee and toffee and medium carbonation with a nice bitter aftertaste. Lovely balanced beer.

zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Orange-brown, nice beige head, chocolate aroma, sourish, bread, honey, caramel, chocolate flavor, bread, caramel, honey, sourish, medium bodied.

shrubber85 (11415) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle. Toffee malt and straw aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Decent body. This is the first "ruby porter" I’ve come across - not really much difference from a regular bitter.

efeesse (550) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2016
Beer with brown color, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonized, toffee flavour, (bought a 50cl bottle in Londonderry supermarket).

oh6gdx (26488) - 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.

hoptimusPrimed (155) - SPAIN - JUL 29, 2015
Poured a brown colour with a good head. Nice malt and hop combination. Good fruity flavours too.

Lecvered (25) - - JUL 24, 2015
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Good, old fashioned sort of ale. Pours deep amber with good carbonation and off-white head. Malty like a brown, wholewheat bap maybe and a kind of raisin or prune to the sniff. Nice, malty, slightly roasty flavour and rich mouth feel. Dry bitter-sweet finish. Really like it.

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