Rob_D_UK (183) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark almost black porter with hints of the light through it. Decent white head with a good retention. Lovely slightly smoky aromas of roasted dark malts with some coffee. Good rich mouthfeel with chocolate malt and a sour fruity finish that really cleaned the palate.
ladnewton (1147) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Islington on 26th January 2013. Deep ruby copper with tan head and part lacing. Mildly fruity aroma. Light roasts and berry fruits in mouth. Sweet berries and malts in finish. Medium body and smooth light mouthfeel.
prawlie (861) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint on draught at the Nags Head in Reading. Black with red highlights, creamy head. Lovely chocolate aroma. Chocolate roast, almost a mild but with a little more porter roast. Novelty wears off after a bit, a fair porter.
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The White Horse on Parsons Green. The pour’s deep brown with no head whatsoever. The nose is shredded toasted coconut, nuts, some chocolate and toffee. The taste is coffee cake, more chocolate and mild coconut. Rich, smooth body. Soft carbonation. Wet(ish) finish. Actually a quite nice porter.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispense at the 1st Runnymede Beer Festival - 08/09/12.
Very dark brown with a thin tan head.
Dark roasted malts dominate the nose with coffee, licquorice and chocolate.
Taste follows from the nose, nice roasted tones to this beer.
Ligher end of medium bodied with minimal carbonation, quite wet.
Scopey (3252) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Hope, Carshalton. It pours deep ruby-brown, with a thick white head. The nose is smoke, plastic, roasted malt, caramel and coffee. The taste is roasted malt, liquorice, toast, charcoal, chocolate, coffee and leather, with a long dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A robust and flavoursome porter.
PaulW (80) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark chestnut of hue, this beer had a slightly smokey hint, but the overall taste of rich caramel. Smooth and drinkable.
ALLOVATE (2108) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, handpump @ The Market Porter, Southwark, City of London.
Bright, deepest chestnut brown that was shimmering in the light. Head was short-lived back to a thin tannish layer of suds that managed to mess up the glass as it emptied. Well pronounced aroma of chocolate icecream, burnt wood and heavily roasted coffee beans. Very dry and smoky in the mouth. Roasted, bitter grains meets dark chocolate, wood and ash. There is a peaking hop note on the swallow aiding the bitter dark malts. It shows good length as the body is quite light, but the flavour is well rounded. Chalky in mouthfeel, a building coffee note compliments. This pint sunk with such haste, sign of a great session ale. Really simple and pleasant, well made Porter.
tkrjukoff (3362) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Jolly Anglers. Pours ruby black with a smalk tanned head leaving lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, ashy, acidy, a bit smokey and fruity. Flavor much like aroma, some sweetness and nicely bitter. Finishes roasted, malty and bitter.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Deep brown colour with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is coffee, mild chocolate, nuts, ashes and mild roasted malts as well. Flavour is chocolate, nuts, coffee, ashes, some roasted malts, mild toffee and also some quite big bitterness in the finish. Wellbalanced and quite dry palate.