radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown in colour. Sweet aroma, flavour is smokey, bitter, sour. Finishes with a big smokey bitterness.
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown black. Perhaps even red. Nice tan head which was peaked and solid. Nose has fruit (dried fruit?). Beer is quite dry and a little thin. Flavour is dominated, almost one-dimensional, with big fruit flavour. I'm thinking pear, but apple may also be the best description.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown w/ generous tan head. Sweet malt aroma (almost like unfermented wort) that is also slightly fruity & vinous. Light mouthfeel. Slightly acidic, sour flavour. Notes of smoke, chocolate, fruit & nuts. Interestingly bitter finish. Unique beer.
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This Porter is fruity with a really different taste to it. I’ve never had a porter taste like this. It’s quite enjoyable. No real head. It had a very fine aroma. It wasn’t watery like some porters and stouts are to me. I really like this.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last time I had this, it was side-by-side with Harvey Porter and sometimes I get the two confused in my head. Except the sourness. That’s all Burton. Muddy chestnut colour, no head. Weird aroma of vinous bretty notes, and ripe fruit...not a particular fruit but like going to a green grocer during harvest season. Palate is light, slightly acidic in the finish, fruity...honestly this straddles the line between an old-school porter ( a rare thing these days) and an old ale. An enjoyable beer, but even if it’s not your bag, it’s unique regardless. Better by far than the sum of its parts.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy dark red color with a tan head on top. Nose is fruity and slightly dusty, reminiscent of a fruit cellar with baskets of apples. A touch of chocolate in their as well with some tartness showing and a hint of alcohol. Body is slightly roasty and seems somewhat ciderish. Notes of chocolate and little hoppiness. Slightly tart but I was hoping for more tartness. Fruity, roasty and complex, a delicious and unique porter altough I would think it more of an English Ale.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an almond coloured head and a dense dark red body. Head laces rather quickly but doesn’t dissipate completely. A nutty and smokey aroma and finishes with a slight bitterness. Very nice but I prefer Propeller.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malt and some strong coffee. Hazy, orange/red, medium toffee head, fair lace. Bitter chocolate, pontefrat cakes flavour, smokey, a touch of brazil nuts at the finish. Very good bitterness, and aftertaste too. Interesting mouthfeel, it seems to get drier the more You drink? Distinctive!
leaparsons (9779) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another good Burton Bridge beer. This has all the coffee, chocolate and smokey flavours expected of the style. Initially the beer seems quite thin - but that just makes it easier to drink. I is VERY drinkable - almost addictive. Recommended.
Nuffield (4056) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin consistency apparent visually, watery, shimmering in the glass. No head to speak of. Dark, rich red, but not so dark as to be opaque. Musty, slightly smokey aroma. Rich flavors--plum, sweetness like port, vinous. Yet, easy drinking, low on carbonation, and a titch of bitterness in the finish. (on tap, Market Porter pub, Southbank, London)