madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
13th July 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Modest carbonation. Tangy dry dark malts. Touches of lactose and dark chocolate. Earthy bitter coffee aftertaste after the dry finish. Standard porter done well.
harrisoni (13276) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.5% Bottle at The brewery. Black beer lasting tan head. Very chocolate on the aroma. Soft full mouth feel. Some fruit on the finish. Like plum dark cherries. Decent likeable. Dark cherry liquer on the finish.
Leighton (10534) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma is quite dynamic, with predominating roasted malts, some baking cocoa, lightly tangy dark fruits, some milk chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with nice, velvety chocolate character, some bitter burnt wood and earth, charcoal, raisins and burnt toffee. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Robust roasted malt finish with some edgy baking cocoa, charred bread, hard water minerality and leathery fruits. Well balanced with nice complexity. Another winning dark beer from BBNo.
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the brewery, 29/03/14.
Black with a good sized tan head that retains well.
Nose is roast malt, earthy cocoa, dark toffee, dark malts, charring effect.
Taste comprises chocolate, light roast, dark toffee fudge, dark berry fruits, hoppy backnotes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying finale.
Solid easy drinking porter.
Scopey (6311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the brewery. It pours near black with medium tan head. The nose is earthy, roasty, treacle, dark chocolate, rocky road and nuts. The taste is rich, roasty, toast, earth, dark chocolate, decent bitterness, coffee, mild acidity and peppery with a dry, roasty finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Rich and flavoursome. Very nice.
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at the brewery, 12 Apr 2014) Black colour with lasting, creamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, chocolate, cacao and toasty malt. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, cacao, a touch of vanilla and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of milky sweetness. Well made and very tasty, exceptionally well balanced. My first from this brewery, but hopefully not the last. Lovely porter.
olio (5947) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle
Dark brown pour, medium sized beige head. Oaty and malty aroma, some faint chocolate notes with mild wooden hints. Chocolaty malts and rye on the flavor, subtle caramel and dried fruits. Fairly easy to drink, a bit watery feel to it though.
Idiosynkrasie (3630) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with late awakening, small, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Chocolately dark malty aroma, hints of cocoa, milk chocolate, coffee, which somehow can’t deny their grainy origin. Taste is roasty dark malty, bitter, notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee; full (somehow heavy) body,
Beersiveknown (2777) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
dark loamy brown with frothy tan head. Cocoa and toast. Robust and rich, earthy roast barley, coffee and toast. Superb, reaffirms my love of porters.
mR_fr0g (2504) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the brewery. Dark brown caramel coloured pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma is big woody brown malt, caramel and praline and vanilla. Hint of smoke in the aroma as well. Flavour is woody earthy brown malt, dark choc and vanilla. Lingering smokey roast malts. Some unrefined sugars. Palate is full with lowish carbonation.