mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep dark ruby, almost black color. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Rich aroma. Delicious. Deep rich roasted coffe like bitterness. Wonderful burnt, roasty flavor from start to finish. I was wondering if this was really that good. It is.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had it on Draught, Dark brown with tan head,smells of licorice and coffee,Smooth flavor of black and chocolate malts rounded off with a pleasent roastiness full mouthfeel
guzzler67 (1666) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark appearance with a garnet edge. Toffeeish, roasted chocolate malt aroma shifting slightly to dark fruits. Exceptionally smooth, full bodied taste with subtle carbonation. Medium length finish.
Holmgren (1) - SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very rich and smooth taste, with an full boddy off licorice flavors. Overall this is one off my favorite beers.
mmmtasty420 (4) - USA - JAN 5, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At first a smooth taste rushes your tastebuds followed by the cool flavor of coffee with a hint of chocolate,
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oeil:Black small head
Flavor:Cofee a chocolate smooth
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I just donít get why people find this porter so fantanstic. Yeah, itís good- very smooth, everythingís integrated really well.
JonMoore (2063) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 Cask, hand-pump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough.
The best porter Iíve ever had, and one of the best beers, full stop. Malty, chocolatey aroma, with a superb, complex flavour of malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee and more. Full bodied, creamy. Fantastic.
Question; Is the bottled version as good as the cask? Very close, but the cask has it by a nats.
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with a deep ruby shade when held to the a light. Light tan head with minimal retention (Possibly a bit colder than it should have been). Excellent aroma of chocolate with some hint of mocha and caramel. Full of body. Pleasant finish with minimal bitterness. An excellent porter!!
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, what can I say? This is quite simply one of the best beers available on a regular basis in Ontario, and is a fantastic beer by any measure. Whatís even better is to be able to drink it on cask draft from Dora Keogh in Toronto. Itís an amazing multitude of flavours - nuts, coffee, chocolate, malt, caramel. Quite simply one of the best porters, and one of the best beers. Period.