leebotton (185) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A promising burnt toasty roasty aroma Barbecue / chargrill? and pours a quickly diminishing tanned bubbly head. Black as the ace of clubs or thereabouts. Mmm! big nutty burnt flavours on the tongue with a big bubbly champagne-like mouthfeel. Complex enough and yet not too thick or so rich so that it could be drunk plenty without too much trouble, well balanced texture. A real pleasant surprise which I would recommend.
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Pullman Bar, Helsinki)
Almost tarry roast aroma, some of those midget Humalankyla hops we put
in out mild. Some floweriness too, and chocolate powder. Appearance is
pure beautiful black, with a glorious spongy head that persists for
the whole time. Smooth, and quite refreshing, palate. Stale coffee and
tar retronasals. Beautifully rich, but gloriously mellow roasty taste.
A little dry at times. Finish carries some of the roast, but brings
out more of the hops. Simply a stunning porter. Excellent balance -
very potent, but with no harshness anywhere.
imdownthepub (10022) - 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.
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Totty Pot is an award winning dark porter style ale from Cheddar Ales. It has a coffee and roasted malts aroma which creates a chocolate and coffee flavour, its cream tan head lasts until the last drop has gone. A really nice beer not too strong or overpowering. The subtle caramel flavours follow after the beer has settle for a while. A great porter for any dark beer lover.
desdemoor (14) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned version, review bottle from brewer. A black beer with a thick mid-fawn head and a restrained malty aroma with a hint of iron. A full but tangy palate has dark malt, cola, toffee caramel, restrained herbal hops and slight hints of burnt rubber and cough sweets. A softer lightly sugary swallow leads to a dark sultana cake finish with light roast and rooty hops notes. Overall, full of flavour but very drinkable. Originally intended as a winter seasonal for 2007/08 but following beer festival awards production has been revived early in 2008.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looking good with its inky blackness and creamy beige head. On the nose it has some milky sweetness and a lightly smoked edge both of which carry over to the mouth. The smokiness builds there to create a dark chocolate bitterness whilst fresh coffee aromas permeate the nostrils. Pretty darned tasty actually.
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@Angleterre, Helsinki. Very dark brown colour, small brownish head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, mild chocolate and some mild ashes. Flavour is roasted malts, tofffee, ashes and some mild dark dry fruits as well.
ALLOVATE (2356) - 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)
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bought at Cheddar Gorge not far from the brewery. Not sure what the title means and there was no explanation on the label dark bitter with traces of smoked chocolate present. Slightly bitter and left a small amount of sediment. An excellent BCA.
RichardW (1461) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCA, Glenridding Mini Mart. Smooth, faintly smokey porter, with some vanilla in the aroma. No bitterness, good carbonation, juicy malt without a big roast flavour (for me). Had a lovely, lingering faintly sweet aftertaste and is a very impressive BCA.