laiti (8033) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Aroma has licorice and toffee typical to English ales. Also some herbs. Flavour has strong English hops with grapefruit & herbs and toffee notes. Also licorice. Aftertaste has ash and mellow tobacco notes with some hay. These English hops are still not my thing.
brontebeach (179) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing great about this one. Lacks both flavour and follow through. Best described as a thin porter with no significant or lasting flavour. Didn’t finish the glass.
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark chocolate, treacle notes in the aroma with a sweet fruity nose also. Dark, possibly reddish but very dark appearance, minimal white head - mahogany. Thinner mouthfeel than it’s non festive counterpart with less, but still apparent, burnt tastes. Hard to tell how much port is here it is subtle but again, still apparent. Slightly off note though?
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A more extravagant version of the award winning totty pot, this is a wonderfully flavoured porter from cheddar. The bottled conditioned beer has had port added to the beer which has added to the sweetness of the beer and slightly adjusted the colour to a dark brow ruby colour which is clear if poured carefully. There is still the classic taste of chocolate but the fruitiness has been much improved. It certainly warms you in the winter.
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3rd December 2009
Pigs Ear. Opaque black beer. Light brown suddy head. Dry semi crisp palate. Sourish tang to this like a good porter but not as heavy. Light sweet fruit and bubblegum sweetness. Light minerally finish. All right.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear, rich brown with a strong, beige foam head. Some nice chocolate notes in the aroma, a bit of roast and light earth. Light to medium sweet with a very natural chocolate character and very mild bitterness. Light bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Mild sweet finish, modestly roasty, some cocoa, light wood and minerals. Very nicely balanced porter.
jackl (7011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown color with a nice brown head that sticks around. The nose is a typical porter - toasted smoky grains, some cherries and chocolate. The Taste is a bit bittersweet with a long dry finish. The palate is medium, the texture slightly oily with a long finish. Overall, a pleasant beer. But I don’t get any of the ruby port flavor that’s mentioned in the description.
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I got this trough a friend who went to London. This is the right kind of Porter, rubest but not harsch. Typically porter qualities, coffee, chocolate, hints of fruit. And then in the aftertaste the port would with a slide sweeter finnish and just for a 4.7 %. No taste of alcohol and full-body (Bready texture). This was just wonderfull !
SaintMatty (6734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle (4.7% on the label) - Very dark brown with red tinges and a tan head. Rich and fruity aroma with notes of Christmas cake, plum and plain chocolate. Sweet, fruity and roasted taste with notes of spice, dried fruit, caramel and plain chocolate. The port is noticeable, but it doesn’t taste boozy and is nicely balanced.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, 3 December 2009. Extremely dark. Dry and very roasty. Tastes slightly spiced but there is nothing in the description to suggest that it is. Otherwise much like the regular Totty Pot. I didn’t think the port made much of an impact (although seems to have added 0.1% to the ABV). Decent stuff though and very drinkable.