DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Dark, with ruby shafts. Big creamy beige slab atop. Aroma of jam. Some strong jammy, berry, with a coffee tinged pudding mouthfeel and flavour. Very rich finish - a little sour, bitter and faintly warming. A very smooth mouthful all told. Not tremendously defined, but big and slyly powerful.
BeerViking (4212) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity at the 2016 Twickenham Beer Festival, dark brown with a thin head. Fruity with a winey tartness and hints of cocoa and herbs.
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty with some coffee notes in the aroma. Hazy brown, with a red to yellow spectrum in the light. A bitter twitch builds while various smoky, tangy, and slightly woody notes build. An interesting beer. What a treat to have a proper and uncommon English beer after a long gap without one. Thanks Kevin for sharing!
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle conditioned at GBBF 2005. Very little head. Amber brown colour. Aroma was of malt, leather, chocolate and coffee. Doughy, bready sourness in the taste. Very dry finish. Makes a refreshing change after all those golden ales.
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours brown with little pieces of yeast floating in it. Off-white diminishing head. Sour with aromas of malt and dirt. Lots of hops... in a bad way. A barley wine that went bad.
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Deep chestnut colour, good creamy white head and low condition. Good aromas of hops, roast barley and chocolate. Quite sweet flavours with the chocolate dominating at the start but the roast barley returns and lingers in the dry finish, along with a warming alcoholic kick.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured reddish amber with thin tan head...great lacing...toasty malt aroma...started malty and doughy...finished with a nice sour bitterness...really interesting...
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Eastbourne Beer Festival, 9th Oct 2008. Deep brown with a foam line of head. Dark resinous fruit aroma. Rich malty taste with an "oldness" about it. Chocolate flavours manifest after the initial sip. Lovely bittersweet finish. Good stuff, despite the name.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from one of the best class acts on the site. thanks Mark. dark cloudy brown with a thin bubbly head. smokey nose, chocolate coffee flavor that lingers. very nice. bitter is smooth and sour wood that mixes well.
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 [500ml bottle direct from brewery] Relabelled as "WheresThePath Peat Bog Porter" for my brother’s 30th Birthday under the brewery’s superb bottle personalisation service. Slight carbonation, very sweet, lots of malt, an over-riding taste of treacle, some stewed plums, a large dash of coca-cola and a hint of chocolate. A beautiful beer in small quantities, feer it may become rather cloying in larger amounts.