ladnewton (1536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 On tap at Craft Beer Co - Islington on 17th November 2012. Almost black with a cream coloured foam ring and spot lacing. Rich roast aroma with festive berries. Rich and intense roast malts without excess sweetness, mild smoke, berry fruits and coffee in-mouth. Smoky finish with citric tang and herbiness. Smooth, slightly leathery mouthfeel. Exquisite.
Mochan1984 (5) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer. Reminds me of that first taste of Coconut Porter. That charred taste is just wonderful. The smokiness is so well balanced. Brains greatest smoked porter? Yes, I think so.
77ships (4697) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to JefVerstraete! Dark brown & huge tanned head. Smell is very intense mocha, milk chocolate mixed with a big amount of smoke (quite DE-like), even faint lacto. Taste is mix of chocolate ice-cream, lots of smoke, milk chocolate, mocha, light roast, touch bitter, lingering sweetness. Substantial body, very nice stuff.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled Friends Of Ham Leeds 22/01/13. A black beer with a grey head and lace. Wow this is good. Superb smoked malts. Chocolate and roasty flavours. Lovely bitterness too. Very smooth and balanced, Beautifully easy to drink. Quite dreamlike really. Top stuff.
zacgillbanks (2809) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sourced Market, St. Pancras, London. A thick black beer that pours with a very large foamy tan head. It has strong chocolate and coffee flavours, nutty and roasted notes with more beech roast on the finish.
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Bottle. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Smoky aroma. Malty - exhibiting chocolate, caramel and bready flavours. Nice sweetness hidden in the bitter, smokey finish. Decent body for a porter.
leebotton (272) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smoky bacon aroma and dark malts. Charred. Really smoky flavour, just what I was looking for.
Beerbaron42 (49) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stonking beer! Really smoked in flavour, incredible hit of complex flavours. Lacks a level of sweetness which would soften the bitterness and fuller the taste. But still incredible.
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mkel07 (3922) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Scratch Bar 210214. Quite thick for a porter and carries wood smoke aroma. Deep black in colour with a moderate head. It’s like you are drinking smoke.
JaanaPiritta (9) - - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavy smoke on the nose. Pleasant palate, not too heavy... Nice long after taste.