Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Rating #1049. Cask conditioned at the Wenlock Arms, London. With Duff and Chris_o. Dark, full bodied and chocolately porter. Fairly fruity and sweet and tangy. Fruity, thick and slightly roasty. Best beer of the night.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewtopia 11/12/05 Cask Deep brown with ruby highlights and a small off-white head. Fruity,chocolate and roasted malt compliment eachother.
Yves (1988) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coloured beer with small brownish head and no carbonation. Roasted port hinted aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is roasted bit sweet ending dry.
thomat (1785) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Craft Beer, Islington. Dark brown with a tiny brown head. Roasted and malty tones. Coffee, malt, chocolate and hops. Medium body with a nice, dry finish.
Alphadelic (1729) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, light but with a dryness from the flowery hops. Sweet malt lovely really very floral.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask - Dartford WMC. Very dark brown, a fine, bubbly beige head rests on top. Good coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate on the nose. Dry, roasty, bitter coffee & chocolate flavours with a nutty tone, malty dark fruits, a bit of acidity & liquorice. Smooth on the tongue with a lasting dry roasted finish, a medium body and low carbonation.
evergreen0199 (1638) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Victoria station ’Wetherspoons’, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige fluffy head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, hint of coffee. A lovely smooth drinking porter from Dark Star.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Real Ale at Urhos. Pale head large bubbles. Dark reddish black colour. Mild nose.Fullfilled malty slightly sweet and bitter taste. Some coffeyness.
wheresthepath (1384) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Gravity cask at Milton Keynes beerfest] Smokey, dry, comforting, but lacks depth for something of this ABV
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks duff. this was much less roasty than i’ve been accustomed to porters lately - seems to get as much of its darkness from the dark crystal as the roasted malts. nice mellow, fruity, malty smell with rounded sherry, toast and overripe fruit. taste is a seamless blend of raisins, licorice, toast, prunes and demerara sugar. quite light bodied and easy to sink, perhaps also due to the low carbo, and just acidic enough to be quenching. good stuff.