oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Deep brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and some mild nutty and berryish notes. Flavour is roasted malts, dark berries, nutty, chocolaty as well as mild coffee and ashes as well. Nice.
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Market Porter, Borough. Very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Good chocolate and roast aroma. Hints of fruit amid chocolate and roasted coffee flavours. Good bitterness. A great porter.
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Side-by-side with the Iceni Porter Porter, but far superior in my opinion. Very mild aroma, very dry flavor, just leeching water from my body as it goes down. Opaque, very dark with brown edges. Roasted, dry, warm finish. Simple but attractive. (gravity pour at 2003 Chelmsford Beer Festival)
DanielBrown (3499) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity at the Birmingham Beer Festival. Thick feeling, musty Porter. Berries, especially strawberry, smooth, congealed cocoa taste. Singular, powerful. Fresh aroma, and downright delicious.
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Cellers, Billericay, drunk today. Bottle 165 of 252, signed by Head Brewer Peter Rothera. Translucent red-brown. Fairly good, light brown head, not lasting. Big, chunky sediment comes to the top of the bottle when opened, with the bubbles, and unavoidably ends up in the glass. Med carbonation. Aroma - Dark, slightly savoury-smelling (dark, bready) malt, bit choccy, fairly toasty, nutty, with some mild, berryish, planty, English-smelling hops. Slightly metallic. Taste - Lightly dry, and quite nutty. Slightly sour, savoury, acidic, dark malt. Dry, lightly roasted flavours. A hint of dark choc. Bit of sweet berry fruits & tangy, mild hop. Pretty nice & balanced flavours. Nice dark malts. Lightly dry finish, with some nice dark malt flavours lingering. Med body, with a heavy, creamy mouthfeel and some slight carbonation & tanginess on the tongue. Reminds me of Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, which isn’t a bad thing in my books. More darker malt flavours, drier, heavier and generally more porter-like though. A pretty nice, nutty, fairly dry porter. Why do i really want some dry roasted peanuts now?
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nuffiled hit the nail on the head "simple, but attractive". Mild roasty and dry, some nice subtle chocolate and very well balanced, with a pretty long bitter finish, pleasant. (Cask. chelmsfordBF)
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
After a run of mediocre beers, things started to look up with this one. Classic smoky coffee aroma and flavour. Rich, silky smooth mouthfeel. Slightly sweet finish - lacks that sharp lactic edge that porters often have. Not earth-shattering but very nice beer from one of the most established and reliable UK micros. Cask (gravity), London Drinker beer festival.
Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Ipswich Beer Festival 2004, gravity dispense. Colour is black / very dark ruby. Aroma is roast malts on an initially unpleasant background of vomit, gets better as the beer warms up. Flavour is much better, again: roast malts and coffee. Bitterness seems just right. Easy drinking.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Pigs Ear.
No head but a lovely rich mahogany colour. Pleasant malt and chocolate aroma with light fruity notes and some slight sulphur. Flavour is equally pleasing with liquorice, lots of fruity malt and a light sourness giving way to a bitter chocolate finish. Innocent and endearing.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Draught at the Battersea Beer Festival 2004, nice dark red/brown appearance. Roasty, coffee aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, decent beer.