Hanoi (218) - - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 Nose is heavy ash, undercut of sweet malts. Little head and little carbination. Taste is not as smokey as the nose would imply, hints of coffee, touch of chocolate. Palate has a nice oily texture.
A good example of a porter. Very enjoyable
wimpyjoe (2295) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a chocolate roasted aroma. Is light textured but holds plenty of flavour.
oh6gdx (19682) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Reddish-amber-brown colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is cooffee, roasted malts, some ashes as well as mild toffee. Flavour is roasted malts, ashes, mild chocolate and some coffee. Bodied and nice.
BlackHaddock (2925) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sunny, late afternoon in my back garden, decided to review a beer rather than tidy up: this beer is the choosen one!
Brown 500ml bottle (bottle conditioned), best before Aug 2011, poured into my Abbot Ale Tankard on 2nd June 2011. Came out in a hurry, didn’t get the glass to it before the lovely tan coloured head began to gush out. Been in the cooloing fridge for about two weeks, not sure why the beer wasn’t stable.
Once settled the beer looked great in the sunshine, a reddy brown colour, dark and interesting, the head strong, firm and made up of large bubbles.
Roasted malts and burnt brown bread were the two main smells I found, woody nutty notes were there too.
The taste followed the nose, malty, slightly burnt feel and those nutty trees again.
Well carbonated, as the gushing head proved and very drinkable. Sediment came up with the beer, but it didn’t ruin the flavours or mouthfeel, most likely enhanced it to be honest. Full flavoured and the sort of English Porter you could drink a few of in one session.
mike_77 (2451) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted malt aroma and a nice smokiness too. Thick, oily texture. Flavour has roasted malts, a touch of smoke and coffee.
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at NWAF, 2012. Dark reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Smoky-coffee nose with hints of licorice and brown sugar. Dark roast coffee infusion in the taste with hints of caramel, treacle and vanilla. Very flavoursome. Dry, malty finish. Lovely stuff!
sm89walt (1667) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity) - Norwich Beer Festival 2011. Poured with a lasting creamy-bubbly milky tan head and a deep, dark ruddy brown body. Creamy, milky chocolate, roast, berry, slight toffee apple tones & vanilla. Leather, roasted malt, wood & coffee on the palate. A lactic note running throughout. Medium body, creamy bitter finish, soft & smooth palate texture.
wyzzywyz22 (1772) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Carringtons, Chorlton (no wheelies). Dark reddish tinged brown pour with a fast fading tan head. Roasted malt, dark choc and coffee notes present in the nose and a similar yarn flavour wise. Bitter finish. Pre-teeee good.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Kingston Beer Festival on 13 May 2011. Dark brown / ruby colour. Slightly oily consistency. Scant head. Deep malty aroma with some roast notes. Chocolate (a little milky) comes through strongly in the flavour. Smooth, slightly sweet mouthfeel but with a firm backbone. Tasty stuff.
Fin (6669) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at NWAF, Manchester 21.01.11 Pours black with a thin beige head. Mmmhhh.. this is quite smokey, touch flat in appearance, loads of liquorice. I liked this. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6