AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap @ Arcadia -- Appearance is Dark Brown/Maroon. It starst with an initial aroma of Dark Fruit such as plums with notes of roasted coffee. This flavor carries into the first few sips as well. Intense Chocolate Malt and Molassas, and Caramel. As you drink it though, it gets a little syrupy and medicinal, towards the end it was getting like cola. Overall, it was good, but I’d prefer a stout.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found this porter to be thin in body and somewhat sharp and metallic in taste. For from the sweet, rich taste I expect from a porter.
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.
HoppyAlesToYou (156) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the aroma. A beautiful brown head held steady for a few minutes atop the deep brown ale. Its taste is a hint of sweetness followed by medium bitterness, but not too bitter to upset the balance. Well bodied for an English Porter, the texture is slick, carbonation is average, and finish is long. London Porter is well done, and worth a try if you can find it.
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a very thin tan head. The aroma was a little faint with hints of malt, coffee, and cocoa. Flavor was rich of chocolate, malt, fruit, smoke and coffee. A good porter but, it just didnt seem very well balanced. Maybe if you lay it down for a year, it would be smoother.
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel smokiness, a little too bitter chocolate, nice almonds, hazelnuts. thin feel on the palate. might drink again.
bottle @ the maprromm
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Light fluffy clouds of head top this dark beer mountain. Trudging through a thick forests of coffee, cocoa & malt an unexpected (&unplanned?)magic jumps from behind the trees, offering a sour treat. Despite the smoke (&\mirrorsrorrim/&), the alcohol sticks out like a giraffe hiding behind some shrubbery... -... A bit bitter on the decent.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a reddish-brown from the bottle with light head. Dark malt, chocolate aroma. Other than that, I was pretty unimpressed. Not much distinctiveness in the way of flavor, and left a bad taste afterwards. It seemed pretty watered-down too. Not much substance.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brew pub. Dark brown/ black. Smells of roasted coffee and chocolate. Rich mocha flavor. This is a delicious beer.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very deep color with a light brown creamy head. I’d expect a bit more aroma - light dark malt and some background smokiness; no hop. Immense chocolate flavor immediately followed by alot of alcohol and a distinct Fuggles flavor. Complex and full bodied with a warming character. Very nice!