Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Bricklayers Arms Norfolk & Suffolk festival, 23rd Sept 2010. Black, no head. Roasted notes, fruity ones too on the nose. The fruit dominates on the tongue. Not a standard porter. I can see some people definitely disliking this but I found it interesting.
harrisoni (12451) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity White Cliffs BF2011 Black with lasting beige head. Some butter on aroma. Better in moth smooth but yes diacetyl but works ok with the beer. Bit too much diacetyl for me. Some fruit dark ones some smooth choc. Bit jammy.
Fin (6884) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, gravity at Merton Beer Festival, 16-07-10 I had high hopes for this having noted some of the ratings down here, sadly in never quite manged to cut it and I totally agree with Sims assesment. Poured very dark brown with a light beige head (very small head) Aroma is coffee but quite slight touch of nuttiness also a bit of fruit. Taste is more of the above but its a bit thin and ’wishy washy’ bitter with some dark chocolate trying to come through and some watery coffee. Ok A6 A3 T6 P2 Ov12 2.9
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Sim rate (gravity at Merton Beer Festival): Aroma is malty, slightly roasty and seriously nutty. Black as the night with a brown tinge. Roasty nuttiness in the flavour. Wood, peanuts, and grains. Not a great flavour. Bitter in the finish. Almost too bitter. Ok, but nothing special.
wyzzywyz22 (1842) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Newcastle Arms, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Jet black, no real head. Aroma and flavour had bags of chocolate, coffee and dark malt with some nice fruit in there too. Up there with the best Porters I’ve tasted... Niiice.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at the Southport Beer Festival...warned by the server that I should try it before committing to buying a half as it was being talked about as quite acidic. Absolutely no head, strong and very rich chocolate on the palate and cocoa and dark roast flavours following. Nice dry finish, a winner
imsorrydave (1) - ipswich, UZBEKISTAN - DEC 10, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hugely impressed by this dark rich porter. Tried it at the ipswich beer fest and the dove. Corker.
Rune (7226) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint on gravity at The Ipswich Beer Festival. Deep dark in colour. Missing foam. Rich aroma of chocolate. Flavour starts very promising with cocoa and toffee components. And continues with a dark chocolate touch. Short aftertaste, though (21.09.2006).
Finn (3754) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2006 Cask/gravity at Ipswich beer festival 21 Sep 2006. Coal black. No head. Some roasted aroma. A bit watery but some taste of port. Dry bitter finish.
RERATE: Cask at The Dove Street Inn Ipswich 22 Sep 06. Much better! A rich tanned steady head. Aroma of chocolate. A rich flavour. A pleasant sweet roasted aftertaste.
leaparsons (7662) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Leicester Fest 06. Black with a small beige head. Aromas are roast coffee malts with liquorice and berries. Flavours are roast coffee and dark chocolate malts with some liquorice. Has a fantastic bitter roast character. Some sour fruitiness is present. Smooth and oily on the palate.