Leighton (8750) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours dark brown with a fading, tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some chocolate syrup, sweat and minerals. Very hard malts in the flavor, some modest char and tobacco, light sugars, burnt wood. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Lots of charred wood in the finish, only light sweetness, some leafy bitterness. Actually seems a touch thin at times. Nice overall, but kind of seems watered down.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Coronet, Holloway on 19 January 2011. Almost black. Generous tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Dry and ever so roasty. Distinct bitterness on the finish with a hoppy smack in the aftertaste. A little creamy on the palate. Decent drop but not particularly my thing.
madmitch76 (12237) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
27th January 2011
Opaque black beer, no real head. Very low carbonation. Light dry palate. Mild roasty malt, a little hop fruit. Semi dry finish. Flat average porter!
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at cloisters... deep black ... thin tan lacing ...soft chocolate roast malt nose ... nice chocolate roast ... still little green (from cellar)... light bitter hop ... light charcoal roast...