hman43 (436) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This has a very pleasant, almost red wine like quality to it. It is a dark, almost solid color with very little head that does cling to the side. I is favorable with slight bitterness with a hint of citrus flavor. This was Mr. George’s bottled as sold in the U.S.
allmyvinyl (4469) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe, shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours dark brown no head. Aromas of burnt toffee, chocolate. Taste is thin, sweet, more chocolate, but cheap chocolate.
AshtonMcCobb (3107) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - dark brown to black with a thin head.
Nose - burnt toffee, light chocolate. Nuts too.
Taste - toffee, molasses, nuts. Liquorice and maybe a salty edge.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy and creamy texture and a burnt dry yet creamy finish.
Overall - decent but a little sweet. Not a porter.
NonOperational (53) - ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice supemarket ale, from Aldi for £1.25 -a nice change from Hobgoblin. This straddles the divide between light colored porters and dark brown ales. Satisfyingly sweet, biscuity, super malty and with some lovely fruity yeast esters. If I was blindfolded I’d guess it was amber, but there is a pleasantly tart bit of roast on the back. Would like to try it on cask.
flemmingwillum (1051) - Nysted, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating #1011, flaske fra Sydhavsdruen
En mørkebrun øl med hvidt skum der forsvinder hurtigt. Duft af karamel og kaffe, som ikke er overdrevet tydeligt eller spændende. Smagen læner sig meget op ad dette, måske med lidt chokolade og ender i en ret kraftig bitterhed. Ret tynd og vandet. Ikke noget at råbe hurra for, hvis det skal forestille at være en porter. Jeg ville have gættet på en godt maltet brown ale.
christhoel (234) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
red, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation,
this is more af a stout in my opinion its just average beer
blackisle (911) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl. Clear dark chestnut brown, good frothy tan head, disappears almost completely rather quickly, no lacing; roasted malt aroma, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, bit peaty, spicy notes; taste moderate sweet and moderate bitter, roasty; medium body, creamy (though on the thin side) texture, sof carbonation; (too) mild dry bitter finish, still a bit roasty.
MichaelAwesome (4744) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Clear and dark with a torfy start, some earthy moments, but of coffee and roasted malt. Easy to drink, small sour ending. Fine one without being rocket science.
McTapps (4744) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from local Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep black colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste of malt, light and thin coffee, chocolate, torf and leaves. Thin and mild finish. Average.
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Called Mr. George’s Ruby Porter here in the States. To me, I’m finding this a pretty good Porter.
I poured this into a pint glass as respected.
The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dies to barely nothing. Lacing is nowhere to be found,
The smell makes up for the look as there’s a nice roasty yet somewhat dark fruity/mostly plum-like aroma overcoming some slight sweet malts that try to come through.
The taste was mainly sweet and roasty with a nice leading dry roasty aftertaste that ends up leading to a semi-decent dry finish.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a semi-decent sessionability trying to run about it and end up leading to a fairly decent carbonation somewhat good for the style.
Overall, this was a good English Porter and for the most part nothing to be reckoned with since this is from England. Good job to anyone who really wants to say this is crap as this is pretty much the standard for an absolutely stellar English Porter that no real beer person can really argue with. This is the standard!
sharkydodson (366) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mild caramel and fruity aroma... the taste of caramel malt, chocolate, toast and dark fruits - plums, i think - with noticeable hoppy ditterness... aftertaste is spicy, sweet and bitter... good porter...