ladnewton (1803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Real Man Pizzeria, Clerkenwell, London on 6th January 2012. Dark ruby with thin off-white head. Fruity, spicy aroma, then very fruity and spicy in mouth with berry fruits and touches of chocolate. A citric but delicate tang on the tongue. Fresh fruit and roast malts in an aftertaste that’s both rewarding and refreshing with herby bitterness developing. Medium body and zingy mouthfeel. A good bottle.
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as Curious Porter. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are cocoa and coffee with oily aspects and blackberry. Smoky and earthy with vanilla and hints of marzipan. Flavours are light coffee with bittersweet dark chocolate. Blackberry with marzipan and floral aspects. Dry on the finish.
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Bitter End Offie, Bromley. Black pour with a light beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma with a little smoke. Barely noticeable licorice and coffee flavours. Dry, light bitter finish. Love the description on the label, nothing like the contents inside unfortunately. Perhaps It’s because I foolishly neglected to drink it from a ’low goblet’ yes, that’ll be it, silly me.
Fin (9578) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Waitrose and labelled as just ’Curious Porter’ and shared with my dad at home, consumed 08.12.11 Pours dark brwon with a head that I didn’t notice as it swiftly departed. Fruity and a touch toasty and roasty, malty and whilst not bad it is also nothing special. A6 A4 A6 P3 Ov12 3.1
AndrewC (356) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Badged as just "Curious Porter" from Waitrose. Black with the aroma of roasted malt. Some sweet roasted malt notes, hint of coco powder, quite smooth, hint of buzz on the tongue. It’s okay.
rauchbier (3800) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned, as Curious Porter, from Waitrose Willoughby. Deep red-black, thin but lasting off white head and low condition. Gentle coffee aromas with a low fruitiness and some roasted barley notes as it warms, quite dry in the mouth with the roasted barley notes dominating although there is a persistent fruity sweetness lingering, finish is again roasted but with some muted chocolate powder noticable.
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Waitrose. Deep brown, chocolate licorice aroma. Mild flavour, a bit watery, some celery and roasted malt on the finish.
Gary (1871) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottled) Not bad ,not bad . A mild mannered Porter. All the customary textures. Rich , roasty , choco =with licorice. Textured ,plesant.
Capa (2726) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with ruby highlights and a thick, light beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, raspberry, oak, lightly roasted malts. Flavor is much more roasted than the aroma would lead you to believe. Cocoa, some deep fruits, and oak. Mouth feels a little too carbonated, but not bad. Enjoyable.
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden. Mahogany brown with a soft loose cream head; aroma of chocolate malt and vanilla; milky chocolate and vanilla flavours; sweet and smoky finish. Very, very, good.