Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2004 Dark with burnt-smoky flavours. A decent Fullerís beer but nowhere near as good as cask Chiswick, Pride or ESB.
Oh how tastes change. I soaked some sausages in this, then fried them and served with fried red onions, english mustard mash & also some gravy with this a the base. Served the rest of the bottle (at least 350ml), and this was superb, especially with the food..
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good porter, its right up there with Deschutes Black Butte. Great chocolate malt flavors and a smooth finish .
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great porter, strong, well-balanced, and memorable.
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great aroma!- a fine balance of dark chocolate and nuts; goes down smooth and warms the belly. Itís classic- itís perfect porter.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent. Best porter I have tried, especially in terms of balance. Nice malt tones, but wonderful smoky, chocolately flavors!
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good classic English Porter. Full, consistent flavor all the way through (the 6-pack). A bit expensive but worth the small investment.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 2, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent. Dark roast coffee/ dark chocholate flavor. Soft and smooth just a slight hint of bitterness.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Walked into the kitchen, didnít turn on the light, I thought I grabbed a London Pride from the fridge - opened the bottle and was hit w. a burst of chocolate aroma. Jeez, this is a chocolate malt for adults. Great look, flavor, mouthfeel. Fans of bitterness will regret the lack of a bitter finish, but appropriately, the finish is sweet, tangy and clean. A fine after dinner beer, a whole pint is a bit more sweetness than I usually care to drink, but great nonetheless.
Nuffield (3714) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2004 Wonderful elements. The head was enchanting, like a thick ice cream float, and the feel in the mouth an excellent combination of richness and subtle carbonation. Long finish. The taste is the usual suspects: coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts. The aroma is a bit understated. In the end, I think I prefer Fullers 1845. //Re-rate, June 2004. My wife bought a bottle to use in making an onion gravy, since she recalled that the recipe called for some kind of alcohol (it actually called for a sweet wine!). But the gravy turned out great (with sausage and over wide noodles), and there was over half a bottle left for me to enjoy, and it was much more than I had originally remembered.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have just found another favorite. I love the chocolate and coffee flavors. Great Porter!!!