leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige head. Aromas are dark treacle with roast coffee and some oiliness. Dark chocolate with some nutty, smoky notes. Xmas pudding with some herbal aspects. Flavours are cola and chocolate with coffee and liquorice. Dusty, bittersweet cocoa powder with raisins. Plummy fruitiness on the finish. Good.
imdownthepub (11392) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Weighbridge, Alvechurch, Worcs. Very dark brown with cream head. Heady, fruity, blackcurrant notes, sweetish then a hint of liquorice for balance. Really pretty tasty and full. Very pleasant.
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Attractive bottle, attractive beer. There’s a feeling of restrained, good taste design about the whole thing. There’s nothing challenging, cutting edge or bold about the Cheddar beers - simply well made, well conditioned and decent drinking beers. Yes, there’s a lack of character and style, but sometimes all one wants is a beer that does the job. This is a pleasant soft dark beer with a pleasant soft bitterness to finish it off.
RichardGretton (4422) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a soon disappearing brown head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is bitter, gently spiced and roasted. Overall an average reasonably well flavoured porter.
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ALLOVATE (2624) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little rousing on the pour produces but a flaccid tan pad that struggles to hold on. The body a shimmering ruby tinged brown and void of life. Nose has a strong hint of Bovril and Vegemite with a little dark chocolate, cola beer, burnt wood and cocoa powder. Good fizz to it, heightens it to Schwarzbier levels. Quite sweet upfront, again the Vegemite and Bovril plays in with a bitter malty back and dusty, dry swallow. Good length, mild smoke and wood amongst dark malt. The sweetness gives it a little body, but its light enough to be very sessionable. Insanely easy to drink with nice balance. I liked this one! (50cL, 4.7% ABV, BB31/07/12, West Country Ales, Cheddar, Somerset)
ladnewton (1615) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 10th November 2011. Red-black with thin off white head and almost no lacing. Pungent aroma of malt, alcohol and touch of aniseed. Spicy, earthy pungent liquid with a little smokiness and some citric lemon that continues into the aftertaste. Finish is citric. Smooth mouthfeel.
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottled) A decent offering and Cheddar is a beautiful redeming place in that hick hole otherwise known as Somerset . A mild first sip offeres me coffee and dark fruit with blackcurants , some raisins too, powdered chocolate and finishing dryness. This is justa decent porter with a niave nature, not very slick or interesting.
cgarvieuk (17313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2011 bottle at jens ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... sweet chocolate toffee roast malts nose ... soft roast ... light malt ... light bitter toasted malts ... decent if not great
Rune (9355) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask hand pulled at Kitty’s Public House in Helsinki, shared with Matti. Dark-brown coloured body with a low, but lasting, off-white head. Dark malts with a whiff of liquorice to the nose. Dry cheese-like flavour with earthy malts displaying notes of mid-sweet chocolate. Likable but a little to thin for a porter (Sunday pub crawl in Helsinki, 06.02.2011).
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki - shared with Rune) The beer poured black. Its head was small and light brown. Aroma had liquorice and roastedness. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavours were burntness, roastedness, mildly liquorices, ash and bitterness. Afertaste was mosly burnt. Again an English porter that’s too burnt for my taste, unfortunately.