jjsint (1173) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Brewery Shades, Crawley. Very dark brown with little head. Sweet malty aroma of honey, strong coffee, slight vinegar. Initial sweet taste whacks headlong into a bitter-sour lasting through to the finish. Thinner mouthfeel than I would have liked. Still, a good porter is always welcome, even slightly unbalanced ones.
downender (6718) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 4/11/2013. Black in colour with a slight tan head. Dark chocolate, some dark fruits, toasty mlats and a hint of honey sweetness in the finish. Very good.
Kavu (2665) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint on tap @ Migration 2013. Pours very dark brown with a low soapy tan head. Weak aroma is roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts and some honey. Pretty decent.
jackl (5369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity @ CPBF 2013. The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is ash, nuts, toasted malts. Light honey. Nice sweet, earthy nose. The taste is quite jammy indeed. Plenty of red berry, honey. Some cigarette ash. A bit of vanilla and honeyed herbs. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.
Scopey (8328) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at CPBF, 2013. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, honey, cherry, blackcurrant, cocoa and faint liquorice. The taste is roasted malt, earth, bitter-sweet, dark fruit, chocolate, honey, caramel, pleasant bitterness, faint tang, berry jam and toast with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Solid porter.
evergreen0199 (2260) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Egham United Services Club Summer Beer Festival 2012. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Sweet, roasty, chocolate aroma. Tastes sweet, dark fruit, some chocolate and a definite hint of honey in there. Smooth and easy drinking porter. Delicious.
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Egham August festival 2012 ... Deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate toffee roast nose ... deep dark roast ... mellow frutis ... little sweetness ... little chocolate ... nice