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    Recently had these at the winter beer festival so in cask form, both literally winners.

    Elland, 1872 6.5%

    Dunham Massey, Dunham Porter 5.2%

    (Both are available in bottles).

    Edited by yod dropper

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    Confession time - whilst sampling various Porter Ales (:beer:) I had to make up 4 bottles on one occasion and tried Old Crafty Hen.....OMG it's superb, but it gets better cos Hens Teeth ,turns out, is even nicer. For years I have passed these Ales by without realising just how good they really are.

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    Old Speckled Hen is rather nice, but the Old Crafty Hen is superb! Was drinking it with my neighbour last night.

    Must find some Hen's Tooth now.

    Edited by TIGHTCHOKE
    SPELLAGE!

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    Porter was originally all the dregs from the beer sold the night before put into a bucket and sold very cheaply to the porters who worked at Smithfield meat market, hence the name. 

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    3 hours ago, gunner269 said:

    Porter was originally all the dregs from the beer sold the night before put into a bucket and sold very cheaply to the porters who worked at Smithfield meat market, hence the name. 

    In all other bars ‘happy hour’!?

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    18 hours ago, gunner269 said:

    Porter was originally all the dregs from the beer sold the night before put into a bucket and sold very cheaply to the porters who worked at Smithfield meat market, hence the name. 

    Incorrect, as far as i'm aware - The dregs and drip trays went to form mild in an empty barrel given a shake and with the addition of a bar of settling soap. Left for two days and then tapped

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    2 hours ago, Fatcatsplat said:

    Incorrect, as far as i'm aware - The dregs and drip trays went to form mild in an empty barrel given a shake and with the addition of a bar of settling soap. Left for two days and then tapped

    I think that is nearer the truth.:good:

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    3 hours ago, Fatcatsplat said:

    Incorrect, as far as i'm aware - The dregs and drip trays went to form mild in an empty barrel given a shake and with the addition of a bar of settling soap. Left for two days and then tapped

     

    57 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

    I think that is nearer the truth.:good:

    Only know this cause my dad used to do it when he worked at The North Pole pub on the Isle of Dogs!!

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    On 09/02/2018 at 09:36, Wb123 said:

    Sainsburys have an own brand one that I rather like.

    If this is from their "Taste the difference" range then I had one of these last night and it was gorgeous.

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    Although not technically a porter it's a "old English ale" theakson's old puculier takes some beating.

    There are lots of nice darker ales I'm not sure if it's still on but manchester winter beer festival had loads. I would recommend trying local breweries as they may so one, if not it's not a wasted trip as the other beers are probably good (only one way to find out).

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