mR_fr0g (1798) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bruce’s birthday tasting st the craft. Nutty peat smoke nose. Dark caramel colour. Roast smoke flavour. Soft coronation. Pretty good.
keadec (6) - Not your concern, IRELAND - JUL 25, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan hue, good off white head, medium carbonation.
Smell is of Hops, malts and barley.
Taste is a big strong taste of hops, coffee and a bit nutty.
I’ve being waiting to have a crack off this one. Its has a strong taste and can be a bit powerful and a tad bitter. Long Length in taste. This will grab by the seat of your pants and give you a an attention getting weggie. This I feel is more a drink for the seasoned stout drinker. It reminds me of a cross between Nigerian Guinness and Guinness Bitter for the English Market.
omhper (18763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Black Sheep, Dublin. Near opaque black, small creamy head. Aroma of red berries and earth. Mid sweet with soft mouthfeel and mediu mbody. Rich and full flavoured. Fruity with some strawberry esters and earthy licorice, notes of yeast. Mid bitter finish. Rustic and complex with some flaws but a great array of flavours.
northropfrye (1889) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Dingle. Dark black, white head, lacing. Roasty tart aroma, taste is roasted chocolate malts, but also a touch tart, bitterness. A really nice porter.
Theydon_Bois (6500) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, thanks to my Dad for sourcing it from Abbots bottle store in Cork.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Nose is dark fruits, dark malts, light chocolate, molasses.
Taste follows - dark fruits at the fore, raisens, chocolate.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
Decent enough porter.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Colin. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Tosty dark malt nose, some dirt in there. Light to medium sweet flavor with dirt, burnt meat, dark toast and milk chocolate. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately dry finish with earth and cocoa. OK.
culchiem (2222) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brownish black with a thin head. Aroma is toasted malt. Flavor is light chocolate caramel, toasted, some earthy sugar on a fruity malt finish. Texture is a little thin.
Scopey (5299) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thanks to Colin. It pours deep brown with a small light tan head. The nose is roasty, cooking chocolate, caramel, toffee and earth. The taste is roasted malt, light toast, soft caramel, faint saltiness and burnt malt with a dry finish. Smooth and easy drinking, but pretty so-so really.
madmitch76 (13066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
9th February 2013
Bruce’s Birthday Bash at the Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Colin and his dad! Clear dark red- brown beer, residual pale tan head. Light dry palate. Trace of paint, a little apple. Light dark malt. Bitterish dark malt. Dry finish. Messy!