edsspoon (729) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - pours deep red with a fizzy brown head that fairly quickly fizzles away to nothing. Aroma of liquorice, coffee, roast malt and cocoa with some hints of banana and vanilla. Taste of smooth coffee with roast malt and a light, earthy bitter finish. Silky smooth body with high carbonation. The bottle made it sound like this was going to be great! But then it was just okay, so that was disappointing.
gegwilson (1887) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Voodoo Cafe, Darlington. Deep ruby with a nice cream head. Plenty of good flavour. Chocolate and coffee notes. A nice beer.
Nische (1123) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Muddy brown color with small head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood and some coffee. Woody, roasted malty, dry flavor and a bit chocolaty. Decent.
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beer, classic porter taste, coffee, bitter taste, not what I was after on a sunny day but I was "curious" as it was a local beer. Bottle at murcatto wines Cranbrook.
tfredvik (1322) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body, light brown head. The head is long-lived and ends up as a fully lasting, thin layer. Strong aroma with notes of dark roasted coffee, almost burnt, with dry ashy notes and hints of smoke. In the strong flavours I also get dark fruits and berries. Light to moderate sweet taste with a long, moderate bitter finish. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Very dark roasted for the style, but nonetheless a delicious brew.
[33 cl bottle, from somewhere in London, courtesy of my mother-in-law]
DuffMan (7633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber brown. Brown bread, bitter chocolate, light coffee. On the thin side. More like a brown ale than a porter. These Curious beers have been curiously lacking.
Beer4000 (4990) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Lovely, clear, dark amber body with a nice beige head. Quite light, but nice aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and some chocolate. Flavor is mild, dark roasted malt, dark fruit, light coffee and chocolate, liquorice and moderate bitterness. Medium body and moderate aftertaste of roasted malt and liquorice. Pleasant and easy to drink, but nothing extraordinary.
Dendroid (6) - Bawtry, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
33cl Bottle bought from Waitrose, York, 7th September 2013. Used a shaker. Clear, sparkling, deep red. Dense, foamy, tan-coloured head. Bitter coffee and slightly sharp hoppy aroma. Predominantly bitter taste. Very watery mouth feel. Fairly astringent, dry finish, lasting bitterness. No fruit, hardly an chocolate, disappointing palate and lacking darkness, depth and opacity in appearance. Coffee aside, not what I expected from a porter.
madmitch76 (17497) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
6th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Martin T tasting. Clear deep amber - brown beer. Big pale cream coloured head. Light dry palate. Sweetish malt, whisper of dark chocolate. Little paper. Insipid dry finish. Meh!
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13 - thanks to whoever brought this along.
Mahogony brown with a thin light beige head.
Nose is roast malt, dark fruits, toffee, biscuit.
Taste is a little weak, light roast, malt, biscuit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast in a dryish finish.
Pretty boring porter.