bloftus (1) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great porter, dark chocolate/coffee flavor, smooth and silky texture, very dark color (almost black), lingering finish that is almost too oily
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At last - the elusive London Porter is mine! 500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Very dark reddish brown colour, large tan head. Aroma is first and foremost dark chocolate, but also rye bread, leather and oak. Flavour is again chocolate on a nice roasty background, decent hops linger in the aftertaste. Clearly a first class beer - Iím sure itís even better cask conditioned.
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Very dark black with creamy tan head. Aroma is lightly sweet roast. Taste is earthy and smooth with milky chocolate and light roasted finish. Wow thatís good.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with ruby hues and a dark brown fully receding head. Aroma of red wine and chocolate. Taste is quite sweet, vinous with subtle roasted malts. There are continous notes of raisins and coffee. Carbonation is low and the mouthfeel is thick and oily. The finish is lingering and has alot of roast with slight bitterness. This beer is quite complex, but Iím not sure how well it meshes together.
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite good; sampled from a hand pumped keg (cask? probably keg, US location). Just the right combination of bitter and sweet.
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pretty darn tasty. I have not really liked many of the Fullers/Youngs/Samuel Smiths (I donít know why, but I clump them together) that I have tired so far, this one was very good though.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Bottle: Pours a deep dark brown with a thick pillowy layer of tan head. Chocolate, coffee, and smoke are in the nose. Lots of roastiness. Very silky textured, goes down smoothly. Lightly carbonated. Flavors are mostly chocolate and coffee, but there is a good bit of molasses sweetness to it. Finsihes like it starts; smooth, creamy, and rich. Good stuff, cheap, and widely available.
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown coloured with a solid beige head.
Roasted aroma of cocoa and chocolate with notes of liquorice.
Roasted flavour of chocolate with notes of liquorice, coffee and smoke.
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black colour and light long lasting head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Very light carbonation, but a finish you can taste minutes after your last sip. Great.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good porter. Not too rich. Good taste with some bitterness but not much..
Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA