McGarnigle (605) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with no reference to Scottish. Dark brown/ruby, translucent, nice head. Medium bodied and very smooth. Chocolate malts come through. Slightly sweet and not too roasty. Possibly not daring enough, but still worthwhile.
Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to Bropey, 03/08/15.
Murky chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is soy sauce, bloody Mary, umame, dark fruit, touch of oxidisation.
Taste comprises fruit loaf, light spice, earthy, toffee, malt, sweet.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Doing ok for a ’98 vintage.
TorbenJensen (1435) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Foam is present at the porter, but impressive is certainly not. The aroma is something special for type. Little malt and many floral notes. The taste nor as a conventional reports, rather something going towards a good dark sporter. It is too hard roasted malt, a little flower and a final hop bitterness is prolonged.
mR_fr0g (8069) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. Many thanks to Paul for this relic. Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a fine cream coloured head. Aroma is fairly nice Salted caramel, toffee, soy, caramel, nutty. Flavour is composed of caramel, light toffee, Salted caramel, Good for the age. Palate is sweet, tangy, lowish carbonation, medium bodied. Powdered choc and fruit cake lingers.
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks to Paul for sharing this BB Feb 1998 porter, 5.8%. Dark brown, big foamy tan head. Aroma is sherry, tomato paste, perfume. Body is light, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is marmite, tangy fruits, sherry. Yep, pretty oxidised as expected. Definitely fun to try, and actually pretty drinkable though I doubt I would have finished the bottle by myself.
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Best before Feb 1998! Pours clear russet-brown with a big, foamy khaki head. A bit of oxidation apparent in the nose, cherry, brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with dried berries, raisins, bread, some brown sugar, dates. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, more dried, old berries, toasted sugars, bread. Pretty damn good given the age.
Scopey (11560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle BBF Feb 1998!!! It pours dark brown with a decent off-white head. The nose is rich, earthy, marmite, oxidised action, fruit cake, wood, toasty, brown sugar and must. The taste is pretty sweet upfront, caramelised sugars, aged malts, fruit cake, candy, marmite, damp wood and cola with a short, sweetish finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Yes it’s aged, but not at all bad for it. Like Kenny, we’ll sort of.
rouhlas (2246) - GREECE - JUL 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown almost black color with light beige head. Aroma is light roasted malty, caramel, bready, licorice. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Light oily to watery body with soft carbonation.
angel77 (2167) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella 33 cl en el lúpulo en junio de 2010 con fech de cons preferente para antes 19-11-2010 (r1295). color negro con espuma oscura. Porter ligera y algo amarga con 6 vol y 32 ibus. Normal.
jamaty (1750) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Marron oscura rojiza, casi opaca. Abundante espuma cremosa y duradera. Aroma plano, nada destaca. Excelente textura, muy cremosa, y agradable sabor con toques de caramelo, algo de fruta roja y un final ahumado muy seco y amargo. Muy buena.
jehoesefat (359) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak chocolatey aroma. Pours clear brown with a thin tan head. First taste is sour but after a few gulps it gets better, but not what I call a good porter flavor.