imdownthepub (11965) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from Tebay Services, Orton, Cumbria. Almost black with tan head. This poured quite rich and smooth, there is a drying fruitiness with a slight caramel, butterscotch note in the background. A good chocolate malt dosing, really quite heavy then a bitter finish. A really good beer for the ABV.
gegwilson (2391) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in the George and Dragon, Dent. I wasn’t expecting too much from such a light weight porter, but this was a pleasant surprise. Poured black with a good creamy tan head. Some good coffee notes and a touch of sweetness in there along with some dark fruitiness. Quite light and refreshing and easy to drink. An excellent session option.
dynamiteninja (1694) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Medium tan head. Deep mahogany to ebony body. Nutty, roasty, black malt, oak, milk chocolate, tobacco, smoky, cheese, kola nut, blackcurrant. Bitter. Some sourness. Creamy and soft mouthfeel. Dry finish. A brewer I’m really starting to admire. This beer was excellent, and especially flavourful given its strength, without the gimmick of new world hops etc.
BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 3 Nov 2010, drank and reviewed 19 Oct 2010. Poured into an ’Abbot Ale’ tankard. The bottle label tells a pleasant tale about ’Dent Railway Station’ and the walk to the brewery from the said station, buy a bottle to read it!
Wonderful looking dark body, even held up to the light it still retained it’s depth and darkness. On top sat a deep tan coloured foaming blanket which produced huge rich lacing as I downed the beer.
The smells were malty and leaning towards liquorice more than any sweeter trends.
The taste was all malt with very little hop content being found. Like the aroma, the maltiness favoured the less sweet side, with again liquorice being the lead player in my estimation.
The body was full and fairly rich, espeicialy when you remember the alcohol content is only 3.8% ABV.
Easy to drink and very ’moreish’, wish I’d bought more when I got this bottle.
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with low carbonation. Chocolate dominates but the thiness
distracts from the overall flavour. More body and this would have been a very nice beer. Definitely a ’might have been beer’’
worldbeertaste (1780) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid black, no tint with a lasting creamy frothy tan head. Strong smell of malt, roast, sweet malt, chocolate, and coffee. Medium light thin body. Taste of chocolate, light berry on the finish. Strong chocolate cream feeling.
sm89walt (1838) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Plasterers Arms, Norwich. Poured a deep, dark brown with a slowly fading loose & doming tan head. Smoke, roasted malt and a light, sharpish green apple & red berry tang on the nose. Red berry, salty seaweed and smoke with a yeasty background note on the palate. Light to medium body, soft palate texture. Finishes with a dryish lingering smoky, roasty bitterness.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - a lot of coffee with a touch of chocolate
A - dark with lasting head
T - Sweet with roasted bitter
P - mid to full and soft
O - decent
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkbrown with a ruby tint and tiny covering of bubbles. Aroma of sour cherry and cocoa powder. Quite dry with slight barley roastedness but lot of chocolate and a fruity coffee finish. Lots of flavour for the ABV!
Gary (1732) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2011 (Bottled) The 3.8 % booze gives a less full body than id like , I enjoyed this ale regardless of this character flore . An expressie chocolate ..roasty cofee .. winey nose is offered .It looks like a Porter should .. This beer gives its drinker notes of coffee ,dark chocolate , roasty bitterness that is somewhat burnt and tart dry on the finish . Eazy to drink and pleasant , but milder than the top Porters.