sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown pour, aroma of fruit and chocolate. Flavour of milk chocolate and coffee, full bodyfeel. Ends with a fruity bitter aftertaste.
goozen (2925) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Burton Bridge Inn, Burton-on-Trent: Very very dark brown coloured with an fine bitter taste, and some hints of fruitiness.
skortila (4463) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled . The aroma has a lot of fruit, tends to be a biky.Dark coloured offwhite head . Taste is slightly sour, has fruitiness , cherry , light chocolate.Light bodied. Nice.
Beersiveknown (2844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 cask at burton bridge innfruity nose but has that hint of sourness I look for in a decent porter. Complex malt background and good bittermess too...nice.
19/8 bottle. Low carbonation lots of blackcurrant
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled @ home. Brown color, medium frothy brown head. Aroma of chocolat, bit fruity. Bit bitter taste, bit sweet, hint of sourness. Slight sticky on the palate. Average brew.
Pudding (175) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml bottle. Disappointed in this. Low flavour and watery mouthfeel. Slight sulphury taste the only redeeming factor. Preferred Bramble Stout by the same brewery.
markas101 (1830) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Beer Ritz Leeds. Festive Christmas Porter label. Deep brown cola colour, fruity aroma, black cherry and molasses. Semi sweet flavour, vanilla and coffee, then more sweetness and a bitter hit at the end.
tommann (2665) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, as Festive. Pours a very dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is woody, sour dark fruits. Taste is a little watery, dark fruits to start, some sour fruit on the finish. Barely any carbonation.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Chocolate, cinnamon, citrus and dried fruit
A - Dark and hazy with thin to no head
T - Light sweet with soft roasted bitter
P - Full and soft
O - Decent porter
olio (6109) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
50 cl bottle @ Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere.
Pours murky red colour with medium head. Aroma of cherries, berries, malts, grass and stomach acid. Flavour of berries like strawberry and bilberries, mild malts, ripe fruits and vegetables. Quite repulsive to be honest, the berryness is too dominating for a watery palate like this.