Martin243 (861) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5ooml bottle from ASDA (surprise, surprise!), served cellar cool. Unmistakably a Shepherd Neame Production, which is usually a minus point for me. Aroma of farmyard and leather. Deepest mahoghany, with a tan head that lasts, full bodied with well balanced flavours, not sweet and sticky like some dark beers. Cold black coffee, and leathery, biscuity dryness in the mouth. Soft carbonation suits the style perfectly. I even like the dumpy, chunky bottle!
MiP (14257) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 5.2%, KØ11. Mild papery aroma. OK roasted flavour, mild and nice. Hint of paper, but not bad.
omhper (20759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled at Københavnske Øldage 2011. Dark brown. Fruity nose. Sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Insipid and dull. Green apples, some grains, mainly just lack of substance. Low bitterness.
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a massive fan of porters due to the coffee flavour which I hate but I have had some mild ones. This is pretty strong. Like a cold cup of coffee. Very bitter lingering finish. Not my bag baby.
joergen (22911) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011.
Clear brown coloured with a smal off-white head.
Fruity and roasted aroma of coffee and dark chocolate.
Fruity and light roasted flavour of hay and dark chocolate with notes of hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy beige head. Sweet roasted nose. Medium body, sweet roast, vanilla and dark dried fruit. Some licorice in there too. Very subdued bitterness. Well made. 280511
saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ CBF. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, chocolate and hops.
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ASDA, Gravesend. Dark brown pour with a reddish tint. Smoke, coffee and toffee aroma. Sweet, smoky-roast flavours. Smoky, dry finish.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, very rich roasty malt aroma, caramel, very dark something between brown and black,brown foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, rich taste nice balanced, medium body, little bit flat end but not very big failure,soft carbonation, bitter, nice beer
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, almost opaque with light tan head. Aromas of black treacle and vanilla. Tastes include roasted coffee beans and burnt toast,quite bitter. Heavy mouth feel, a filling beer. Very good value at £1/bottle.