AZeagle (11) - Cave Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a big head that stayed almost until the end. Slightly astringent aroma, but not unpleasant. Taste of chocolate and roasted malt with only a hint of the oak. Very rich taste with a small bit of cherry coming through as it warmed.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Dark brown/amber with a very nice brownish creamy lasting head. Aroma from coffee and dark chocolate, some licorice and cocoa, and also notes of juniper berry and fruits. A bit too thin, some coffee in flavor, a bit roasted.
Furseth (2010) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark red colour, whit a nice creamy foam.Aroma is fruity,citric,toffee, and a bit of chocolate, and a bitter ending. Flavor is dark chocolate,coffee, and a bit fruitynes to.Thin to medium body, medium finish.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour. Aroma from roast, metal and blood, bit sourish. Vague juniper in flavour with lots of toast malts, a dash of dark fruits and a metallic touch. No chocolate. Blood and metal. Light coffee. Fruity ending. Lingering, yet, light bitterness. A light London Style Porter with that peticular roasty feel..
fiulijn (16044) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color; frothy head. Mild but interesting aroma, with a clean wood character, giving a light oak bacteria sourness. Light body structure, quite common taste, based on roasted malt and caramel, but embellished with a gentle oak character and very light Bourbon vanilla. The final is mainly built on the roasted malt, quite dry.
rauchbier (3645) - 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.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Black with a tan lasting head. Touch of woody, oaky flavour. Nice nutty malts. Choc and roast there too. Quite sweet yet dry and balanced in the finish.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Bottle; muddy brown, very thin brown head; smells like tannic red wine, very pleasant; tastes of lightly toasted malt, coffee, dark fruit and vanilla; slightly sweet; fairly light mouthfeel; dry malty finish; a half-decent porter that slipped down well without leaving a lasting impression.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good depth of flavour, chocolate and vanilla, slight sweetness, nice packaging.
edsspoon (714) - 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.