tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased this in Aldi’s Saltcoats on the 17th September 2016. Poured into a chalice glass, black mahogany in colour with a cream white head. Malty aroma with a slight suggestion of peat smoke in the background. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives a moist maltloaf base with strong roast grain flavours leading to liquorice, black coffee, plain chocolate in the mouth. There is a slight hop prickle coming through in the short bitter aftertaste but does not detract from the malt body - unlike Purple Panther! Finish is malty with chewy treacle toffee, liquorice and smoked roast grains. Good depth of flavour and alcohol warmth found in this decent porter and a good purchase.
rauchbier (3803) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle conditioned, from Beer in a Bottle, Beverley. Deep red brown with a faint haze, thin but persistent off white head and low condition. Subdued aromas of chocolate initially in the nose, with a slight sweet smokiness emerging as it warms, in the mouth, as with the nose, chocolate to start, becoming fruity with some muted tart berry notes before a low smokiness becomes apparent but never really shouts. Some spicy peppery hop notes briefly emerge but as a whole the beer lacks cohesion, becoming just a jumble of flavours none of which are unpleasant but just dont all seem to be pulling in the same direction. Finish has a low sweet smoked character, with a background of roast barley bitterness and a touch of slightly sour berries.
larsga (7300) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Opaque black body. Peat smoke, earth, roasty aroma with chocolatey notes. Sweetish strawberry roasty taste with cow dung notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish strawberry and earth aftertaste with dusty toasted rice notes. Nice, but strange. Why so little smoke? Strawberry? Anyway, somehow it works. (0.5l bottle, from odd bins, Edinburgh.)
Taradil (45) - - JUL 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. A bit light in color with very delicate carbonation. Aroma mostly smoky with chocolate and coffee. Coffee, raisins, black malts and smoke in taste.
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Pours dark brown with a reddish tint. Chocolate, raisin and coffee roast aroma. Flavours of woodsmoke, coffee, ash and raisin flavour. Dry, smoky feel. Limited carbonation but quite a tasty little number.
chinchill (4272) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 50 cl bottle of a smoked porter in Edinburgh.
Clear dark red-brown. Bubbly head
Somewhat unpleasant peaty aroma with a hint of barnyard, but the flavor has a nice mild smokiness.
nihtila (2910) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Great Grog’s bottled beer festival. Aroma is dark malts, light smoke, smoked ham. Taste is light roast, light smoke, malts.
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown black with an off white head. Light grassy choc coffee aroma. Grassy, light choc, coffee stuff... Nice porter.
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Stuartyboy (1440) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H a deep brown ale with creamy off white head aroma malty with some chocolate flavour is smokey roasted malts with dark chocolate and some dark fruits dry light bitter finish
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, pours deep brown with a large off white head, Toasted caramel and smoky, peaty malt. Nuanced hop, dried raisin, cashew and fig. light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation. Tasty stuff.