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Dockside Dark - Gloucester Brewery

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
Avg: 3.95
pDev: n/a
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 08-23-2012

A cross between a porter and a stout, Dockside Dark features a depth of malt flavour with complex roasted notes of black coffee and smooth dark chocolate.

Rich and dark in colour, with a velvety subtle sweetness – a satisfyingly, gloriously, delicious dark ale.

75 IBU
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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 2
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4.02/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint at the Crosse Keys JDW.

A: Dark black with a ruby tinge, medium head, well retained, didn’t leave a whole lot of lacing.

S: Smoked meat, dark chocolate and a big hit of smoke.

T: Dark chocolate, quite meaty, burnt charcoal, decent bitterness, smoke.

M: Light body, decent amount of carbonation, went down well.

O: Reminiscent of Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen not easy to classify, but very drinkable.

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3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

36th CAMRA Cotswold beer festival (July 2012) in the lovely 15th century Tithe Barn was the setting for my tasting of this beer.

Gravity poured pint: dark amber/brown body with a tan coloured head of foam.

The nose was semi-sweet molasses: chocolate and toffee esters mostly.

The taste was also semi-sweet with the dark chocolate and toffee from the aroma coming through again, add some liquorice and caramel into the flavour stakes and a smooth body feel and you’ve got a very drinkable Porter in your hands. This was my last beer at the festival and although my taste buds were most likely not at their best: this beer certainly was.

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Dockside Dark from Gloucester Brewery
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