imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Wellington, Birmingham. Dark brown with cream head. Malty, roasty beer, full with a hint of fruitiness, some liquorice and a hint of fruity sweetness. A pretty decent beer.
downender (5185) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 9/1/08. Dark reddish-brown with a decent off-white head that left rings down the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate, fruit and some roasted notes. The flavour had plenty of tasty chocolate, with a smooth mouth feel and a long dry finish. Excellent.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at The Wellington, Birmingham. Brown with a short off-white head. Hint of chocolate in the scent. Quite watery, a bit sweet, with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry end. Very unusual milky taste with some roast hop. Quite good, but I thought it was lacking interest.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Swan & Rushes, Leicester. An almost black beer with no head. The aroma is dry and a little smoky. The taste is dry and fishy wih smoke and roast malts. Some fruit also. In spite of all these flavor characteristics, it’s actually quite mild. Pretty good.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Borough Arms, Crewe 08/12/2002
Dark red porter with some alcohol present. Nice bitter finish.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The commercial description is a little over the top! Nevermind, this is a good example of a porter with roast malts and a light sweetness. Be afraid, a bit afraid...