DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Whiskey barrel, vanilla and malt.
Appearance: Dark brown
Flavor: Malt, vanilla, wood, and alcohol.
Palate: Medium to full bodied.
Overall: Nice but the where are the porter characteristics?
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
S: Thick. Black. Dark head.
A: Not too powerful, but gives a slight hint of what’s to come. Sweet. Boozy.
T: Rich. Vanilla. Sweet. Boozy. Rich. Complex, but not as much as other top beers.
Overall: This beer is awesome. Delicious. Complex. Warming. It is very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beersiveknown (4677) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask at white horse meet the brewer event.
ruity, vanilla ice-cream, chocolate and boozy nose with coffee, resinous hops and even more chocolate in the luxuriantly thick body. The oak adding extra vanilla and the dry hops rounding out the beer. This is exponentially better than the bottled version, and that is already a great beer.
KyotoLefty (8501) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the White Horse, RBESG 2011.
Black and flat. Flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla. Tasty yet quite boozy for the abv. Nice chocolate, though.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask->honker: Pours a quickly diminishing head atop a black body. Aroma of malt, heading towards chocolate. Body is full, moderately sweet, coating the palate with a milky sensation. Very good, but could be heavy. I think the cask lightens the load somewhat.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Churchkey- an exclusive Birch&Barley/ChurchKey version. The pour is near jet black with no head formation. No aroma. Taste is olives, sweat, salt, roast, tangy, tart, ashy cigarettes, pepper. Really disgusting.
argo0 (12647) - Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Small beige head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, roast, some oak, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some orange/grapefruit, light wood, roast. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.