wyzzywyz22 (2082) - 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 (7048) - 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 (8294) - 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 (2276) - 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 (2309) - , 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.
Gary (1528) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 (Cask @ Ealing beer festival. July 2010) A Porter that’s worth going to the festival for alone .!!!!. this aroma that comes at me from the glass is fucken nice chocolate , coffee , rich cake , floral hops . Big ass beige head that leaves shitloads of lace on the glass , like a slug trail ..above dark brown. And its a proper beer for drinking not dissecting ...
Huge flavours considering its low boost ... this beer grabs your palate and gives dividends that the aroma showed - YES A really rich , smooth and flavourful porter - !r8 cask at Golden Lion Rochester; December 2013 . Amazing porter ; its nice to re try , really world class ; its got great flavours , vibes and is easy to drink. Excellent .
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at the Halifax Beer Festival 8 May 2010. Beautiful looking dark/black colour with beige head. Strong coffee aroma with roasted malts and a hint of vanilla with a touch of alcohol. Full-flavoured with rich fruits and smoky notes dominating. Bitter finish that also hints at sweetness. Very easy on the palate. Rather good.
sm89walt (1792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask - Planet Thanet Festival 2010, Margate. Poured dark brown, almost black with a fine, bubbly tan head. Packed full with roasted malts, a smokey edge and backed by lovely dark, dried fruit notes. Hugely roasty on the tongue with some slight burnt tones, sweetned by touches of prune and ending with a lingering coffee finish. Medium in body with a soft and creamy palate and low carbonation.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 6th August 2008
On tap at GBBF. Opaque black brown porter. Sharpish and sour. Mild coffee and roasted malt. Mild hoppy finish with a grapefruit aftertaste. A little to edgy to be great. 2.9
8th February 2015
Bottle. Clear deep brown beer, untidy bubbly pale tan head. Palate is smooth and fairly dry with good fine carbonation. The dark malts are slightly roasty and carry a little dry coffee and mild cream. Trace of citric hop and then more obvious bitterness, but it’s never harsh. Finishes smooth and semi dry with bitterish dark chocolate lingering on. Decent.