Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, - AUG 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours brown with a foamy, light tan head. Aroma is light cocoa, semi-dark malts and faint berries. Medium sweet flavor, some dark malts, mild roast, hints of alcohol. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mostly sweet finish, light earthy bitterness, subtle roast. Very average overall.
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle from GBBF 2011. Hazy dark brown color. Fruity and chocolatey aroma with cola. Nutty and chocolatey flavor with licorice and meat broth. Pretty lame roast character.
tommann (2294) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a large head. Aroma is over ripe bananas and dark fruity malt. Taste has dark fruits to start and a strong coffee finish.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l spandert av og delt med Rune under rateseanse hjemme hos ham 13 Okt 11. Dyprød/brun med et høyt luftig skum som varer. Masse skum henger igjen på glasset. Vakkert! God, svakt fruktig aroma. Smaken er mørk frukt. Avslutningen er tørket frukt. Et godt øl men mer en traditional/old ale enn en porter. KI=5 (RAIB-BarGBBF 2011)
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle bought from The Real Ale In a Bottle Bar at GBBF ’11. A bottle conditioned ale that comes in a nice bottle with a dark blue neck. Top score for its appearance; offers a bubbly, solid off-white head that stays throughout, and left a good amount of lacework behind. Ruby-red body. Aroma of roasted, earthy malts. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel malts joined by hints of dark fruits. Rounded bitter ending. Ashy dry. A tasty porter, without being outstanding (shared with Finn, 13.10.2011).
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased bottle directly from the chiltern brewery in wendover.
Pours a hazy mahogany colour, light head, aroma of christmas cake, brandy, and raisins. Tastes strongly of liquorice, with a dry clean bisculty finish, and no bitterness. balance is probably on the sweet side, but makes a very interesting drink.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle - Brown with some red tinges. Blackcurrant, dried fruit and malt in the aroma. Roasted, chocolatey and slightly sweet taste with notes of roasted malt and coffee. Almost a year out of date, but it’s still drinking well.
evergreen0199 (1638) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at the Royal Farm Shop in Windsor, Berks 18 months ago, BBE 4/9/10 on the label. A dark brown/ruby red coloured pour with a large beige head on top. Fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, malty, caramel, spice, quite sweet, a hint of rum. Love the bottle and the beer inside is quite good too.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - at ChrisO’s - thanks!
6 Sweet roasty aroma, quite sharp
4 Reddy brown, small head
6 Surprisingly bitter hoppy taste, malts in the background.
3 Soft palate, carbonation low
13 Some nice malts, some marmite. Quite a curious one, but not unpleasant.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, Kensal Rise 06/08/2010
Big fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.