pintbypint (2388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - 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.
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is sweet acidic fruits along with hops and coffee. Some wet, burnt wood is also present. Flavour is old coffee, sour and acidic dark fruit. The aftertaste is quite the same, but with chocolateish hints. A very sour and acidic porter, otherwise it could be nice...
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The íSham, 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.
omhper (18969) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Bottled. Ruby/black, small beige head. Licorice aroma. Dryish with wild yeast sourness, roasty malt and the lightest touch of wood and old english marmelade. Finishes somewhat metallic with medium bitterness. The yeasty acidity makes gives it a touch of old ale.
ReV2 (129) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An average porter true to the style, salty, sourish finish. Herbal, piney, bitter chocolate. TCP antiseptic? I struggled to finish this one.
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light aroma, roasted malt and chocolate. Dark brown with a thin tanned head. Taste is quite light, not a lot going on with this one.
markas101 (1788) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - 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.
planky84 (1878) - , 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 Itís because I foolishly neglected to drink it from a ílow gobletí yes, thatíll be it, silly me.
Pudding (163) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle Cotteridge Wines B30. An average beer taste-wise. The only flavour that comes through is chocolate. No oak detected.
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle at The Coastguard, St Margaretís at Cliffe. I was surprised to find all 3 beers behind the bar. I was admiring their selection of other beers and mistook these for wines. I recognised the labels as I have done the vineyard tour. I was even more surprised at the £2.70 price tag. This is a beer with a deep brown/ruby colour and a disappearing beige head. Choc/liquorice aroma, velvety in the mouth with an odd oaky finish which I admit I donít care for. Bit of vanilla too. Bit too carbonated and a bit too oaky. Nice try though