Brewed by Why Not
Style: Porter
Norwich, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Mainly available Bottle conditioned. Occasionally seen on Cask.
A traditional deep ruby old London porter style beer. Strong aroma of roasted barley with a taste of light fruitiness with a good bitter balance. The finish gives a suggestion of liquorice and mellow coffee.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (2429) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from the Fat Cat, norwich. Pours clear ruby brown with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is roasted, malty, caramel, and chocolate. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Medium bodied, slight sticky texture is oily, soft carbonation. Pretty decent this but didnt get the liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLuvver (100) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
Pours black with a creamy full head. Great conditioning. Aroma of roasted barley and coffee. Some yeasty notes and light hoppiness on the nose too. Taste is smooth and creamy with notes of chocolate and coffee. Some liquorice at the end. Full mouthfeel but not very long lasting. Some hoppy bitterness mixed with malt sweetness and light hop bitterness. Nice Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with thin ivory head which was quick to disappear. Aroma: Cold coffee, pepper, chocolate, floral and grassy. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitterness and medium sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, prickly carbonation, lingering cold coffee, malty sour/bitter finish with a slight caramel flavour. Comments: Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (2258) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
[500ml bottle from my wife (who got it from Jarrolds in Norwich) - Cheers!] Pours a deep ruby-black with a thin beige head. Lovely roast malt and chocolate aroma. Good rich mouthfeel Liked the taste initially - chocolate and coffe, with some nice rounded fruitiness and a pleasant and lasting roastiness. However, a disturbing hint of fish came through after a while which put me off what was up until then a decent beer - too many swim bladders in this batch, perhaps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14208) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle conditioned, 500ml, many thanks John & Lorraine. Dark Chestnut with off white head. Fruity, blackberry with a sweet vanilla, caramel note, heavyish, touches of plumminess. Quite reasonable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
15th July 2010. Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear - very dark brown beer. Residual suddy head. Dusty dry palate. Lactose sweet but dry and minerally and lacks flavour. Over dry. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle. Small head and slightly malty with a medium body.Well bottled and slightly above average.My first tasting from this brewery-look forward to trying the rest that are currently in the cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2009
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081003]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43040) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
50 cL bottle, courtesy of fonefan. Pours dark brown with a small redish glare and a diminishing tan head. Mild fruity and slight roasted malty aroma. Smooth roasted malty flavour with a mild acidic note and a light breadish to chocolate mixed flavour. Ends with a mild bitterness and lasting acidic note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aromas are smoky and earthy with sweet caramel and spices. Flavours are sweet earthy roast coffee with mellow berry fruit. Smoky with caramel. Decent carbonation.

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