drowland (4975) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10/19/11. 12oz bottle. Black pour with brown edges under a tan head. Slightly sour, musty, malty aroma that reminds of an old ale. Sweet, syrupy flavor that hints at peppers, old chocolate, and brown sugar. I’m thinking this bottle may be a bit old.
reebtogi (3259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber bottle poured brown in color with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and a trace of coffee. Taste is roasted malty sweetness and some earthy hop bitterness and coffee. Body is a little thin and carbonation is mild. A decent porter, but there are better ones out there.
madmitch76 (9845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4th August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Cloudy dark brown beer, residual tan head. Light dry palate with a mildly sour nose. Ok brown malts with a trace of fruit. A little sour. Ok.
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is dark brown in color with a thin tan head.
S: Quite roasty with a nice dark chocolate note. A light earthy hop character and some hints of dark fruits. Coffee is there toward the back end, as is molasses.
T: A very similar array of qualities on the palate. Somewhat sweet with chocolate, molasses, and toffee. Dark chocolate and roasted malts give it a touch of bitterness, perhaps a small contribution from earthy hops.
M: The body is a bit thin, unfortunately. Medium carbonation.
O: Pretty nice porter. A bit weak on the mouthfeel/body, but otherwise not bad.
Bif (1021) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle- Pours adark brown color with a tan head and bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some coffee, trace of chocolaate and sweetness. Roasted malt flavor, sweet cocoa and a hint of bitterness. Fairly clean finish with a lingering syrup sweetness. Fairly medium body, a bit thin, smooth and way to sweet for a decent Porter. Has the potential for a good porter but way too sweet to fill the bill.
Leighton (6910) - London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 3. Pours brown with a soft, off-white head. Mild roast character. Some plastic notes, a bit of wood. Lightly sweet flavor. Meh. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Mild finish. Not special.
bpreo (1170) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colorado’s first micro-brewery. Suck on that New Belgium. Suck on this Porter too, it’s delicious!
Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
One-third pint, GraviCask from the USA Cask Ale Bar provided by BSF at GBBF’11, third day. The body content is black as coal. Fast dissipating beige head, loose lacing. Mid-sweet brown and black malts to the nose. Blend of coffee and chocolate in flavour added by earth and vanilla sweetness. Finish off in a bittersweet way. Rounded mouthfeel. Just a decent porter (London, 04.08.2011).
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3, on 4 August 2011. Very dark brown colour. Loose, slightly frothy, but soon diminished head. Fairly dry and quite roasty. Hints of chocolate and a dab of licorice. Light, mellow mouthfeel. Solid and pleasantly drinkable, if nothing especially spectacular.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate malt, light to moderate roasted and caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet chocolate, sweet dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat.