SilkTork (5415) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
July, 2003: Bottle. "Wholly superior in every respect." I love the way brewers enthuse about their beers. I bet he also tells his wife he’s got the biggest cock in the world. Brewers, they’re a bit like lawyers - you can’t trust ’em.
This is a damn tasty brew - full of roasty flavours and chocolate flavours, quite smoothly done. Nice winey quality - with just a hint of soft fizz. A very pleasant and easy drinking porter - not complex or demanding, just plain old fashioned tasty. Very enjoyable.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big sweet chocolate aroma. Light fruits too. Medium soft body/feel. Black in colour with small brown head. Tasty chocolate start with a slightly fruity mid. Light coffee and chocolate bitter finish. Nice porter!
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, smooth, a great porter, more on the light side, bittersweet flavor, good delicate coffee notes, very drinkable, highly enjoyable
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a good size tan head. Aroma
of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee.
Very smooth malt flavor with hints of coffee, molasses and dark chocolate.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had some on tap at Growler’s in St. Louis and it was excellent. About a week later I bought a six pack and it was good but not as good as what I had on tap. Great appearance. A chocolate coffee thing going on with the taste. I’d put the tap batch I had ahead of Bully Porter but the bottle behind the Bully.
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a great aroma and moderate head. Dark brown color. It had a litttle bit of a bitter coffee taste. I was a little disappointed overall.
Tejas (932) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 Creamy head. Malty aroma. Fantastic brew! Definitely goes into the regular rotation. Doesn’t taste nearly as dark as it pours. Nice roasty but not smoky flavors; hope that make sense? Extremely smooth & drinkable. Some fruity flavors.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 Roasty flavor of coffee and chocolate, with some bitterness and a tartness. Lots of body and silky smooth. A very good porter. Complex flavor and quality all around, but not as yummy delicious as Fullers London Porter. (4.0) ..... 3/5/2005 ,,,,, rerate ..... five months and close to 100 beers later I pick up a sixer to give this another go. I am much more impressed the second time. Maybe not exactly equal to the Fullers, but dont miss by much.. Damn near perfect for a porter, and the price makes me smile.. $7.74 for a sixer. Cheers! (4.1)
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 High tannish head that fades fast. Aroma is rich dark chocolate and deep coffee.
Flavor profile is huge for a porter, very complex. Dark roasted malts with heavy coffee and dark chocolate overtones with a slight nutty feel, combined with a decent aftertaste kick of hops and light cherry and date accents. Very drinkable and refreshing.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
High tan-coloured head, but not very long-lasting. Aroma reminds of coffee, a bit of dark chocolate. The colour reminds very much of a Guiness, and the flavour is quite filling, a bit bitter but not too much. A very good porter and a very nice experience on the whole.