Theydon_Bois (10615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - 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!
Baramba (288) - ITALY - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Bull & Castle Dublin. Dark brown with thin beige head. Toasted malt aroma. Sweet flavour of caramel, roasted, some bitterness
thelynchfella (108) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured balck with tan head. Aroma os of coffee and roast malts. Flavour is dark chocolate, espresso, mollasses. Really good porter
Zwiebel88 (285) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr süffiges, recht cremiges Porter. Schöne Kakaoaromen, etwas eindimensional aber macht Spaß.
Grumbo (698) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Porterhouse, Dublin. Pours almost black with a small beige colour head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate with a hint of tartness. Medium bitterness, with a slight sourness, medium body, slightly thin texture, average carbonation. OK but had hoped for something a little more.
wvhoran (387) - Tasmania, - NOV 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear and black with a small, diminishing tan head. Nice roasty aroma with caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, molasses, a little liqourice, average bitterness, lively carbonation, light-medium bodied.
DuffMan (7228) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown, beige head. Chocolate, coffee, moderately sweet, medium bodied. Not bad.
ClaudeB04 (191) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle found at Auchan.
Nice black colour, rapidly vanishing head.
Black chocolate with a distinct sweet note, bitter finish.
No revolution but nice.
gueuze (462) - - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Geruch nach Kaffe & Zartbitterschokolade. Im Geschmack süßlich, zum Ende angemessen bitter. Nette Hopfennote. Leicht rauchig.
Case (286) - GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours black with small light-brown head. Aroma of smoked bacon and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, smoke, soap. Thin watery body. Meh.
triskaideka (194) - Killarney, IRELAND - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 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