GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle; ASDA obv :s] roast coffee aromas, next to no head, black coloured. long finish but a bit thin. had it with some pate, went down nicely.
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A dark petrolly brown coloured beer with no head. The aroma is fairly thin but there are chocolate malts noticeable. The taste is lightly roasty with more chocolate but, disappointingly, a thin mouthfeel. Obviously a dead beer.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Asda, High Wycombe. Pours dark ruby with a large, fluffy tan head. Aroma is dusty with some manky malt. Flavour is thin and sweet malty with lots of fruit and a little acidity. Dead in the bottle and boring. Towards the end, as it warms up it becomes fuller, sweeter but still retains a tinny acidity.
JonMoore (1807) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with some ruby colour, beige frothy head. Sweetish malty aroma. taste is malty, chocolately, fruity with some fairly bitter hops at the end.
A king amongst pasteurised brews, as in its not bad.
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bottle.Brown in colour,malty flavour,no head,some malt.Like a hungry bird,thin and cheap.
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear bottle. Dark brown wth burgundy highlights. Light filmy head. Slightly sour malty aroma. They missed the mark on the firm flavour but there is a bitterness in the finish. Thin flavour, bitter chocolate, thin body. Not a bad beer but a poor porter.
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is sparse - some malt, wine notes. Pours a dark brown/black, thin brownish head. Flavour is some sweetness, but fairly one-dimentional. Some hops in the back end. Weak on the malt. Thin all around. Lacking the complexity of a high quality porter.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I really liked this one, nice malty flavour. Tasted some roastiness, and a hint of dark fruit.
DanielBrown (3627) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from, wait for it... Asda, Perry Barr, Birmingham. Black beer, with a smooth, smal head. Thin mouthfeel, with a bitter malty taste. Fizzy, metallic. Lacking the expected smoothness or roasted oatiness. Like cola style Lager, or a bad Dunkel.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark brown with a slight tan head. Pleasant malt flavours but not outstanding. Quite a simple drop that’s a little too short on the palate to hold your interest.