Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Theydon B’s 5K, thanks to Ryan. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is cocoa, roasty, toast, earth, caramel and sweet brown sugar. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, brown bread, cocoa, light toast, decent bitterness, cardboard, caramel and cola with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Fairly standard porter by all acounts. Decent nonetheless.
Theydon_Bois (12692) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared at my 5K tasting at Bruce’s pad, huge thanks to Ryan for leaving this state whale with us to tick the fuck out of SD, 13/11/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a light tan covering that thins to a swirl.
Nose is dark toffee, earthy tones, light cocoa, mineral notes.
Taste comprises light roast, treacle toffee, brown sugars, brown bread, earthy cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying finale with light roast.
Ok porter but that was not what this tick was all about !
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big cheers to Ryan for this. Nothing to rave on about here, it’s just an absolutely solid as fuck porter. Easy drinking. Just solid with a little roughness to give it that something extra. The name is appropriate. Good stuff
musinj6 (466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque brown with 1/2 finger head leaving mild lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, a little chocolate and a hint of grassy hop. Hint of sweet, mildly bitter. Medium body. Long rasty finish. Not too bad.
Leighton (13944) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared at Bruce’s in London - huge thanks to Ryan for this one! Pours clear brown with a creamy tan head. Toasty dark malt nose, some chocolate, burnt leaves, hints of dried fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor, semi-dry chocolate, dried berries, rich toasted brown bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Modestly sweet to finish, earth, mild raisins, dark chocolate, other dried and dark fruits. Very tasty.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Classic porter taste, nice malt and hop flavor, chocolate and coffee flavors present. Thin body as expected, great porter.
IndianaRed (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can Thanks Jake 65 Black pour with a thin fleeting head. Sweet aromas of molasses dark roast and tootsie fool. Standard roast flavor with some soot and campfire Light bitter bite at the end. Tasty
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can pours a dark coffee brown with a tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is the same
brokensail (13202) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ GABF. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee grounds. Some ash, dark fruits, and earthy hops. Flavor is a touch bitter. Light sweetness, some ash, roast, and earthy hops. Coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and a touch of dark fruit.
kermis (6958) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of roast, malt and cocoa. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.