03|03 Porter (Traditional)
Brew By Numbers

03|03 Porter (Traditional)03|03 Porter (Traditional)
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From:
Brew By Numbers
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
Porter - English
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 5.3%
Ratings:
13
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 17, 2019
Added:
May 05, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
88
Very Good
03|03 Porter (Traditional)03|03 Porter (Traditional)
Notes: None
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4.24 by stephenlee from England on May 17, 2019
 
3.68 by tottel from Netherlands on Apr 13, 2018
 
4.05 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on May 26, 2017
 
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 25, 2016
 
3.92 by dcmchew from Romania on May 31, 2016
 
3.85 by Ciocanelu from Romania on May 19, 2016
 
4.19 by HopBelT from Belgium on May 05, 2016
Photo of Marius
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Marius from Netherlands

33 cl bottle. Pitch black pour wit a medium height, fine-grained beige head. Roasted malts and dark chocolate, followed by some bitter cherries. Medium bodied and with a bitter cocoa aftertaste.

Mar 26, 2016
 
3.96 by risenz from England on Mar 25, 2016
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by StJamesGate from New York

Jet black with sepia froth that laces. 4
Boysenberry, char, and burnt rubber nose. 4
Cocoa nibs, some charcoal, brownie, humus, walnuts, but not much hops to end. 4
Chocolate liqueur finish and sweet linger.
Just past medium, round, oily. 4

Labeled at 7%. Based on historical recipes, seize the label.

Layered and balanced. There's definitely a "brown" English thing going on - bits of nuts and earth. Others claim a retronasal green pepper thing, which I can see. Bitterness is judicious. Among BBNo's best. 4

*from notes

Aug 18, 2015
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4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Hoppsbabo from England

A: Not much of a head.
S: Rummy and chocolatey. Very nice. Some grass as well.
T: Repeats the nose including the grass. It's quite bitter but has some sweetness as well. Actually it's toasty bitter. Loving the grassiness. Last few gulps are slightly phenolic, like a pleasant fruity medicinal flavour.
O: I really enjoyed this one. Just wish it wasn't so god damned bitter.

Apr 01, 2015
 
3.79 by patrykfus from Poland on Feb 01, 2015
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3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by lacqueredmouse from Australia

Tried on-tap at the Brew By Numbers brewery on the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

Pours an opaque black colour, with a hint of colour at the edges. Body is very decent, with very fine carbonation. Head is a pale mocha colour, forming a foamy, firm and persistent crest. Lace forms in specks and gargoyles. Looks good.

Nose is toasty with a slight creaminess. Hint of spice, mint and anise perhaps with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on the top. It's a bit light in weight, but overall, it's pretty good.

Light entry on the palate, smooth and a little thin. Light cacao comes through and some spice notes. Rubbery chocolate. The finish leaves little behind. It's smooth but weak—almost feeling watery by the time it reaches the back. This means it cleans out nicely at least, but it could really afford to be bigger. Feel is fairly smooth throughout, with a rubbery texture again.

Pretty easy to drink despite being 6.5% ABV. There's plenty to enjoy in this. I think it was just a bit underwhelming after trying their exquisite 05|01 IPA.

May 05, 2014
03|03 Porter (Traditional) from Brew By Numbers
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 13 ratings