zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the bottle and damn fine too. Dark and soft and deep as a treacle mine. Beers like this make life living. Sweet with cream toffee and stuff and fruit. Yes.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
well hello there. so many porters are so bland but this has enough flavour to make up for a few of them. stewed boysenberry aroma. tastes like bacon juice mixed with tart apple cider, some licorice and some dried apricots. quite citric bitterness, orange pip. extremely classy stuff
DanielBrown (3167) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Draught at the Devonshire Arms, Burton on Trent. Nice, almost opaque, jet-black. Coffee cream aroma, which really hit the spot. Deliciously balanced - sweet and dry blend. Very smooth with some warming qualities. Coffee and chocolate flavour tangible, but not overpowering. Delicious on the finish - a great pint in a great pub!
eczematic (1304) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very classy stuff, perhaps drinking it out of a plastic mug at 25º wasn't ideal, but at least i had a nice view of a volcano over lake taupo. amazing aroma knocked me out - mango, chocolate fudge, vanilla. tastes similar to pitfield porter, has the sour marmalade on burnt toast thing happening. manages to be mellow and deep as well as sharp and acidic at the same time - like black ryebread. aftertaste is curious - right in the slot you expect the hop bitterness to go there's heaps of citric stuff, along with the expected bitterness and coffee grains. pretty damn weird and tasty.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Toffee and toast nose, deep black body with a dirty coffee halo for a head, thin feel but all the better for it, initial nutty sweetness gives in to a malt roastiness with a sour twist. I’ll be stocking up om this while I can get it. Lovely.
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.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, 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.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a dark, but not completely black as expected, colored beer with a nice huge head with good retention. Aroma is mix of sweetness resembling port and some alcohol. Carbonation is good and body is quite thin with what I usually expect from a porter. Taste is light roastiness and coffee and more malts then expected. Overall, this is a very unusual porter but a very enjoyable beer.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bottle conditioned beer, from the excellent Beers of Europe shop near Kings Lynn.
Mine was under the name of “Festive Christmas Porter” but it’s basically the same as their standard Porter
A very dark brown / black colour.
Nice Malty bitter taste. Very drinkable. An excellent bottle.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at Ship & Mitre, Liverpool, 24 July) Colour is very dark brown (not really black, but almost) with ruby notes, thick lasting beige head. Beautiful! Nose is roasted with chocolate, dark fruit and distinct notes of earthy/dusty hops. Taste is roasted and malty with tobacco, chocolate pudding, perfectly balanced sweetness and a nice hoppy finish. This beer can be a bit uneven, but this one was in almost perfect condition. Very nice!