prawlie (1279) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Great British Beer Festival 2011. Very dark and plesant looking but the head is short-lived. Nice, light roast with a bit of coffee. Leaves a coffee aftertaste. Light chocolatey aroma, with hints of coffee. Not elite but it hits the spot.
MiP (14446) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, 6.5% as Paramount Porter. Sweet liquorice aroma, perhaps a hint of smoke. Almost black colour, hint of red. Creamy tan head. The flavour has a lot of sweet liquorice. I also get some roast barley, Guinness style. Distinct coffee aftertaste. Could have done with a little less alcohol IMO.
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Black body, tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts, coffee, salmon. Deeply roasted, but light and chocolatey at the same time. Well balanced, some lightness, russian chocolate, winelike flavours and dark fruits. Bitter.
rosenbergh (8527) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. XIV Real Ale Festival.
Black colour with light red hue and small tan head.
Liquorice, coffee and roasted malt in aroma.
Flavour is coffee, cappuccino, roasted malt and vanilla. Some creaminess.
Too much coffee for my taste.
wyzzywyz22 (2102) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@ The Knott Bar, Manchester. Dense dark brown looks with a lingering mid sized tan head and some decent lacing. Enticing aroma with some roasted character evident in addition to notes of nettle, booze and chocolate. Smooth, rich and very tasty flavour which had great poise, and showed similar qualities to the nose along with some fruitiness and hop towards the finish. Hugely drinkable kick ass porter.
mabel (7266) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3261-20100803] Cask sample. Coffee porter and roast malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting bubbly light tan head. Dry-roasted coffee grounds flavour. Full body. Interesting, quite a lot of coffee and is super rich but a little one dimensional.
(@ GBBF 2010, London, England)
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-08-03. Black body, frothy tan head. 4+ Flavour is subtle at first, dark malt, roasty bitterness is mild and builds into the finish. 6+ Modest aroma, dry dusty roast malt. 6+ Average plus palate. 3+ Decent porter. Cask at GBBF 2010
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2010, served in an English pint glass. Pours dark black with a small, rocky tan head. The head fades quickly. The aroma is of strong coffee, with notes of roasted malts, sweat, earth and herbs. The flavour is bitter coffee and herbal/earthy hops up front with roasted malts. The finish is long and bitter. On the palate, it full in body with a smooth, milky texture and slight carbonation. Overall, this is a beautiful dark porter with strong coffee and roasty notes. It is relatively complex and would make an excellent winter choice. 2010-08-04
evergreen0199 (2387) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. Dark brown black pour with a beige head. Malty aroma. Tastes of carmel, malt, coffee, roasty, dark fruit. Very nice warming porter.
planky84 (2369) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF ’10. Black pour with a beige head. Lots of smoke, raisins and chocolate. Nice roast flavours of chocolate, caramel and malts. Smoky, bitter finish. Classic, classy porter.