joanesee (7) - ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely spicy dark full bodied bitter. So close to that perfect northern ale, Icannot believe it’s an ASDA bottle. Well done asda and well done WHitechapel
beervis (239) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Dark, toasty malt, bitter. oatmeal coloured head dissipates in seconds. liquorice and cinder toffee aroma and predominant flavours, finish quite short but pleasantly spicy. not bad at all.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2007 I am not a huge fan of Porters and, having sampled Shepherd Neame’s winter 2006/7 Porter, I did not have high hopes for this little number. However, I was amazed in that I loved this little beauty. Guinness black in colour, malty and bitter in taste (but lacks the sweetness of other Porters, which suits me). A good effort for a cheap, ale from Asda.
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 From bottle. Deep dark ruby red. Good frothy off white head. Roasted malt and liquorice aroma. Hint of coffee. Bitter flavour. Quite tart with a thin texture. Roasted malt, chocolate.
berkshirejohn (4203) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark mahogany colour with a thick caramel coloured head; typical chocolate malt aroma; sweet at first but balanced with a bittterness like that found in dark chocolate or cinder toffee. Satisfying but not outstanding.
Fin (7013) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml. Dark brown with slight hint of red, off white head some dark chocolate aromas which also were in the flavour some roastiness there with malts prevalent, this was’nt bad just nothing earth shattering.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark deep red with a thin off-white head, taste is of faint chocolate and red fruits but in saying that nothing to write home about an average beer.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enticing waft of claret and milk chocolate. Filthy tan head atop a coke-like body. vanishing quickly. Chocolate sweetness and a finishing coffee-like smokiness. A generous slug of fruity booze. Pleasant enough, but makes me long for stickier, more decadent Belgians.
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Dark brown with red hue, short lasting head. Thinner than expected with a restrained mix of flavour. There is some sharp nuttiness with an earthy dark roasted malt note, but there is also a metallic note going on. Fruity at the finish, quite short, quite drying. Overall a beer thats reasonable, just not great.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle, a rich black colour with a frothy brown head. A roasted malt aroma, though a bit metallic. A light mouthfeel with a good bitterness. The finish leaves a roasted malt flavour after the fruity hops at the front of the mouth. OK, but a little too much carbonation and that metallic-ness in teh background.