Beersiveknown (5076) - 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 (6685) - 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 (229) - Birmingham, West Midlands, 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 (2308) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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 (3388) - 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 (9378) - 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.
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I actually managed to rate the alias before. A new bottle, just as bad as befone. Tastes like stale real rinsed in dirty dishes. What were they drinking when they thought this is good?
Earlier Rating: 11/11/2011 Total Score: 1.1
Bottle. Looks like stale cola. Tastes like spent real in a bottle. This cant.be right.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
In bottle as Festive Christmas Porter. Pours a slighty hazy, deep ruby colour with a thin tan head. Yeast, apple seed and alcohol nose. Some roasty malt flavour with apple seed and alcohol again. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle. Not my thing.
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5 l bottle (as Festive Christmas Porter) at Old Brick’s Inn, Jyväskylä. Hazy dark brown color. Dry vinous, acidic, woody and stale taste. There is woody spicy notes like ginger and clove, but it hard to say if these come from actual spices. A bit thin and fairly woody palate with low carbonation. Stale aged taste is not negative but feels a bit one sided and unbalanced. Perhaps there is too much woodiness for a low gravity beer.