redders1974 (99) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK if not memorable porter pours well nice malt biscuity taste but nothing to get excited about nice long lasting head.
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. Pours mahogany with a cream head. Nice chocolatey malt aroma. The flavour has lots of chocolate too. Mild spice and a touch of aluminium. Very good over all.
prawlie (1227) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle into a pint glass. Black with a yellow brown bubbly head. Lovely mocha aroma. Roasty, chocolate and coffee notes - its tasty. A really good porter - recommended.
Artichoke (86) - California, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head. Dark cherry, malt nose. Roasted burnt caramel, light lingering sweet finish. Satisfying, not complex, and not cloying as other sweet porters. Solid and at 4.4 abv I could session all day. Great!
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Nice roasted flavours complementing a great porter blend. Will look out for this again.
Garrold (2146) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Asda. Clear, dark, conker brown. Bubbly, but lasting, beige head. Liquorice. Cocoa. Prune. Light ash. Taste is ash dry. Date sweet, too. Some rum and raisin chocolate on the palate. Dry finish. Some bitterness at the end. Acorn do know how to brew a tasty, dark beer.
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black red coloul tan head low retention. Aroma is cocoa. Taste is chocolate coffee some fruit and roasted malts sweet bitter finish. Nice body and mouthfeel prickly carbonation. Good stuff from the ever reliable acorn brewery.
Idiosynkrasie (4457) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Clear darkest brown with average, creamy to frothy, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Minimally sweet and roasty dark malt aroma, a touch of coffee. Very soft palate. Taste is minimally sweet dark malty with dry, roasty notes, a touch of chocolate and a constant bitter hoppy overtone. Nice.
jamesie1857 (1536) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - pours black with a respectable white head that laces down the glass. Espresso aroma, smoky and liquorice first taste, with an oily mouthfeel. Bitter after taste that holds for well over a minute a sip. It deserves a chance if you see it and are wondering "should I buy it?"... I would.
rauchbier (3640) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Asda. Black, thin shortlived off white head and moderate condition. Gentle farmyard aromas initially then a coffee and chocolate bitterness wih hints of butter, liquorice and a little plasticy phenol in the nose, soft and dry in the mouth with bitter coffee and a sweetening chocolate note, lingering coffee in the mouth with a faintly fruity tang.