downender (5586) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity at the Pigís Ear Beer festival 4/12/207. Near black with a slight tan head. Bitter chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Flavour started with some sweet dark fruit and liquorice before a smokey tobacco finish. Very enjoyable.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Ramsgate beer fest.
Dark and slightly roasty. Not particulaly porter like. Kind of half way between that and a mild if you ask me. Tangy and sweet then a lovely smokey finish where it earns its porter tag. Not bad.
imdownthepub (9151) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival 06. Black beer with malty head. Dry bitter porter with an oaky, woody, smoked background. Juicy at times and a touch of liquorice. Finishes sweetly. I enjoyed it but wouldnít want too much.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2006, Ramsgate. Very dark brown with ruby edges. Thin beige head. Bit of liquorice/coffee and some choc on the aroma. Quite carbonated in mouth. Some sourness and more coffee in mouth, syrupy liquorice on the finish. Some sour damson fruit. Not a bad porter but a bit too syrupy and sour for me.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A bit of roast and smokiness in the aroma of this black porter. The taste is malty and there are coffee notes. Quite nice.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Anchor, Birmingham. Wasnít sure of the style here - it could have been a Scottish Ale or a Mild, but the brewer says itís a Porter, in which case itís a little thin. Ragged choc edge to this, some musky, thin, sharp points, but a mainly smooth and tasty beer. Refreshing, good stuff.