pintbypint (2610) - 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.
gegwilson (1178) - 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 (718) - 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 (138) - 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 (1128) - 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 (6752) - 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 (4476) - 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 (15101) - , 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 (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.
Leighton (11034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Jack at The Kernel - London. Pours clear brown with a creamy tan cap. Sugary brown bread nose. Medium sweet flavor, faint ashy roast, brown bread, dry earth. Light to medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Dry finish, slightly ashy, with dry toast, light earthy bitterness, dried and toasted sugars. OK.