pintbypint (3226) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml brown bottle. Pours out a medium brown colour with ruby shades, looking a lot lighter in colour than I would like to see in a porter, looks fairly clear. Small, thin beige head with tiny bubbles. Nose has quick coffee, caramel, mild roast. Taste has dark chocolate and black coffee, pretty dry, roasty bitterness. Lighter body than expected, carbonation is medium. Not a lot of oak character. Overall, a lot lighter than I was hoping for, remains drinkable but nothing I would revisit.
LazyPyro (331) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Very dark brown with a small smooth tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, smokey woody notes, hint of dark fruit. Taste of bitter roast coffee, little bit of dark chocolate, dark fruit, malts.
ndburns (50) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from a friend. Pours a dark brown with slight reddish tinges. Aroma is subdued, roast coffee, slight licorice. Flavor is strong roastiness, fruity and with a sweet finish.
Hippoman (645) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml Bottle from The Bishop Langley, Durham, £3.50.
Very dark brown, near black beer with a small, bubbly, light tan coloured head. The aroma is fairly enticing with creamy caramel tones and dark, roasty malts prominent. There are pleasant, sweetish, dairy milk, chocolate and, interestingly, amaretto biscuit notes to the taste, but there are also less enjoyable sharp, metallic flavours in there as well as a fizz on the palate that reduces drinkability. Oaky, whisky flavours come into play later. There’s plenty to like about this beer but also plenty that’s more than a little jarring. I expected better. Maybe it would have been better not as heavily refrigerated as it was.
mt_hall (181) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a very dark brown/black with a small light brown head that soon disappeared. Chocolate, coffee, and a touch of smoke on the nose. Smooth and dry in the mouth, with a slightly smoky flavour balanced by some tartness. Good, but would like a touch more body.
jamaty (1731) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negra, escasa espuma beige. Aroma a café tostado. En boca es ligera, pero de sabor muy rico, realmente tostada, con notas de chocolate y café. Superbebible es una porter estupenda.
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johndoughty (4728) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 4.4 per cent rather than 5. Black with a small head. First flavour was chocolate followed by a gentle bitterness. Well rounded and easy to drink. Not a memorable one but still worth trying.
Sjohnh (636) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bottle Bank in Falmouth - my bottle was 4.4% rather than the 5% noted above. Very dark but looks a little dull once the head has disappated, which happens quite quickly. Medium body. Aroma and initial taste has chocolate and biscuit, which reminds me of those chocolate Bourbon biscuits which still frequent our family biscuit tin. Some fruit content which seems to me to be closest to apple, and then a fading weak coffee finish. Doesn’t quite hit the spot for me.
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Warm roasted malt, woody, caramel, licorice aroma. Cola coloured with short lacey head. Thick mouthfeel. Flavour much like aroma. Sweet malt finish.
realalereview (1) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours well with a medium off-white head. chocolate, smokey oak and vanilla. Taste is smokey dare i say ash like, oaky with chocolaty tones and a dry after taste with some hops. Surprisingly this is is a really nice drink that gets better with every sip.
MrBlueSky93 (507) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Selfridges.
Pours dark brown with a tinge of red in it. Single finger off white head to things. Aroma of malt, coffee, dark fruits and even a touch of alcohol. Initial taste of sweetness, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Nice fizz too.