Leighton (18520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Foundry. Pours unclear amber-brown with a frothy, off-white head. The aroma holds light roast, toffee, burnt nuts, earth. Light sweet flavour with semi-dark malts, touches of leathery fruits, raisins, prunes, faint toast. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finaihes with more ripening berries, subtle earthy bitterness, toasted mats, faint toffee. So so overall.
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Toasted and chocolate malts develop hazelnuts and roasted bitterness in this otherwise flatlining Porter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head of foam atop the reddish brown.
-Mouthfeel is round but mostly lifeless.
-Malt flavors are interesting throughout.
-The two cask beers I tasted here on this visit were easily the worst tendered casks on the entire month-long UK-Ireland trip.
On cask at the brewpub.
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukt: Kaffe, lakris, frukter og sjokolade.
Utseende: Mørk brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Kaffe, frukter, sjokolade, fin fylde.
Hvor: 27 th Ealing Beer Festival.
Medium: Tapp@175ml, ABV@5,8%, Når@08.07.2016
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at brewpub, Canterbury. Dark ruby color, mostly vanishing head. Chocolaty, toasted aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Quite flat. Chocolaty, earthy flavor. Not very lively cask. Sweetish porter.
JefVerstraete (2883) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ The Foundry, Canterbury. Dark brown colour, thin beige head. Roasty with notes of coffee. Bit watery and weak but ok.
LoneR (31) - - AUG 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doesn’t really stand out from any other porter - But there is a hint of "olde" style in there
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an amber brown with small head. Cocoa, milk, roastiness, dry finish and medium texture.
evergreen0199 (3017) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Ealing Beer Festival 2015, Ealing, London. A dark ruby brown coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Roasty, chocolate, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, chocolate, dark fruit. Decent porter.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is light brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of light ground coffee, roasted malt, and a touch of hops. Light bodied, easy to drink.
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Aroma of black forest gateau fruity sweetness, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Clear dark beer like slightly diluted cola. Head fizzed to nonexistent in seconds. Flavour similar to aroma with a herbal hopped and coffee like bitterness. Fruity characteristics seem more fermented. Sweet and malty dry finish with a twist of something else like it’s been barrel aged and taken on some whiskey/sherry notes. Subtle complexities abound.