Dockside Dark | Gloucester Brewery

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Gloucester Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BlackHaddock on 08-23-2012

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Photo of jonb5
4.02/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.88/5  rDev 0%
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
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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