McTapps (1490) - Ruhrgebiet, - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at Asda, shared with hubby. Turned out to be the best beer from Sheperd Neame until now.... Aroma of sweetened espresso. Taste of black coffee (European style, not the one you get in the UK) and roasted nuts. Easy to drink, really nice.
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured very dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast malt and chocolate. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, quite dry and bitter.
mr_h (1454) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Asda, Ayr - clear very dark brown near black, rapidly diminishing beige head, roasted nutty malt and coffee aroma, similar flavours, between a mild and a porter, dry finish
The_Bish (864) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good actually. Some chocolate and a nice richness to it. I do like porters. I drained my first. Thereís something warm and comforting about them. Whitechapel Road. £4. Next to either -£200 or a chance. I rather take a chance, though that depends on what itís on, if itís on the chanteurs of Abba-esque Iíll send the £200 to wherever it needs to go.
Fairground (26) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolatey aroma which is a lovely thing, extremely dark ale almost black in colour, the head is frothy but dies down quickly very dry taste but medium bitterness, light sweetness as an undertone. medium body, soft carbonation, long finish,
Beesbeer (349) - WALES - JAN 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Absolutely average. Little aroma. Some smoke and liquorice flavours early on with horlicks malt and burnt sugar to follow.
jvhemert (247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
AROMA: toast, roasty, hint of coffee, chocolate,
APPEARANCE: black, minimal head,
TASTE: medium bitterness, lightly sour,
PALATE: light body, thin feel, lively, bitter, dry
OVERALL: little to know aroma, has hints of aroma/tastes of a porter but lacks body and character. Finished half of a pint.
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle...from ASDA obviously. This is very thin for a porter and there was not enough roasted malt flavor for my taste.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
5th February 2011
Opaque black beer, small tan head. Light dry palate. Mild dark malt with traces of roast and coffee. Some sweeter malt as well and a little bubblegum ester underneath. Dry finish with a bitter malt and hop snap. Too dry, but okay.
SarkyNorthener (608) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black beer. Aroma of chococoffee. The taste is of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and greek coffee. Typical of the Porters I am used to. The palate is a little weak however. Overall a good beer, a style I like.
Dommod2011 (429) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay, letís deal with the elephant in the room. I went here to get a Caesar salad. The assistant said they didnít stock it in this branch but he would phone the Cov Rd store and they would put one on the side for me. 5 miles for a bag of salad. Not for me, thanks, but cheers for the offer. That was Thursday. Today is slightly fizzy chocolate flavoured porter day. I wouldnít drive 5 miles for this either. Got the salad from Sainsbury in the end.