Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at parents house, sourced from the Abbots Ale House Store in Cork by the old man - many thanks, 26/01/13.
Mid black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a swirl of a film.
Nose carries dark malt, touch of chocolate, molasses, light sour fruit tones, light soapy notes.
Taste comprises dark malts, chocolate, dark fruits, plummy, dates, molasses, leather, tar, light mineral tones, hint of coffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish.
Ok porter, nice to see the Irish micro’s shining through more in recent years!
triskaideka (103) - IRELAND - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home - poured black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and malt. Full mouthfeel with notes of coffee and chocolate. Excellent porter - greatly enjoyed
reebtogi (3828) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate with some hints of roasted grains and coffee. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a light roasted grain bitterness. A tasty and easy drinking porter that I recommend others to try.
hobsch (366) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l. Pours almost black with minimal beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate slightly sour. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, roasted malt, coffee, hints of milk chocolate, slightly sour. Aftertaste is balanced, light bodied, bit watery. Ok.
ruigo (853) - PORTUGAL - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Auchan (Luxembourg). Pours a dark brown with a small tan lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted and malty. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is a shot of bitterness with some smoked notes and a very long dry finish. Overall, a very drinkable beer. I am surprised.
daniele (4888) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark frothy head malty note chocolate coffee little caramel and floral note a hint of fruity pear medium bitterness good dryness roasty note in the end
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Maierovicz’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black, opaque with beige head. Very slightly alcoholic, faint sour coffee aroma, yeasty bitterness, slightly roasty taste. Medium body, slightly roasty finish.
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from a friend. Pours nearly black, with a big brown head that gradually dissipates. Aroma is lovely and rich, with lots of chocolate, cream, coffee and molasses. Medium chocolatey sweetness with a light burnt cocoa bitterness. Smooth and sweet finish, nice soft carbonation. Lovely, lovely drop of porter.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Maierovicz’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with a yan head. Roasty aroma with coffee, yeast and vegetal notes. Roasty and yeasty flavor with some coffee,a cocoa hint a light sourish touch. Medium-bodied. OK, too yeasty.
elbernays (308) - IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black, ruby highlights. Burnt malts, sweet liquorice, peat, wood nose. Flat low carbonation. Big malt hit, sweet and tangy with some chocolate. Heavy luscious finish. Very slick Oily mouthfeel. Burnt coffee bitterness as it goes out with a bang. This has a hints of a deep red wine. Enjoyable porter.
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Oarsman, Carrick-On-Shannon 
Black, some ruby light through at edges, thin tan head
Aroma of dark caramel malts, soft roasted malts, dark chocolate
Taste of soft roast, soft dark quite sweet malts, plain chocolate, soft bitter hops, mellow decent flavour
Palate - Medium carb and body. Finish is quite sweet with dark malts and dark chocolate
Overall - Well put together porter