erling1000 (131) - - NOV 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A coffee coloured porter with low head. Aroma is malty, roasted, coffee. Taste is light bitter sweet. Low carbonation.
Cybion (75) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours very dark ruby with a small amount of soapy tan head which doesnít stick around too long. Aroma consists of strong notes of dark malts, slightly burnt wholemeal toast and black coffee, with smaller notes of dark fruits, toffee, molasses and dark chocolate. Edges of wood and earth throughout, but the big note is still that toasty one. Taste is a fine sweet/bitter balance; the caramel, muscovado sugar and molasses square off against the dark roasted malts and black coffee with neither side emerging as a clear victor. Finish is a bit sweeter overall with a lingering beady, cereal-y yeast note. Body approaches full with no watery characteristics whatsoever, while the texture is still relatively thin and lightly carbonated. Somehow quite refreshing, all things considered! More or less the gold standard for what a good porter should be, going some way to living up to itís extremely high regard.
UncleKorm (891) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured dark brown w/ med tan head. Moderate roasty sweet malts. Initial taste is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are almonds, dark chocolate, toast, and rich malts. Full bodied yet easy to drink.
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NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer engine pour at Khyber Pass. Was billed as a cask draft but as the dark ruby brown pour was clear under bright light it must be the pasteurized version. Regardless, a great traditional English Porter. Large frothy beige head. Complex subtle notes coming from the dark roasty malts. French coffee and cigars. Leather jacket. Cocoa toffees. Hints of dark stone fruit. Faintly sweet and bitter. Has a remarkably creamy body and dry finish. Feels both effortlessly light and notably substantial.
smroush (41) - Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown color, very little head.
Roasted coffee aroma. Hops pretty subdued.
Fairly light body for a Porter. Very slight oily texture. Moderate carbonation. Finish is moderate in length, some carbonation.
Taste has just a tad of sweetness, overall a nice balance.
In summary this is a pretty good, though not great beer. I would like to see a bit more complexity.
beerguy00 (160) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark brown pour with a light tan head. Dark chocolate and caramel aroma. Flavor matches. Very smooth. Excellent.
Gbgbrouge (155) - SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can, deep dark brown with low creamy beige head. Aroma is complex and inviting, notes of chocolate, coffee, dark bread and syrup. Taste is bitter sweet with notes of toffee, caramel, dark chocolate and coffee. Nice bitterness in the finish.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ the Taphouse Sydney. Black with a small creamy head and solid lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate and earthy, nutty coffee. Incredibly complex flavour profile of chocolate and coffee malts interlaced with earthy, bitter hops. A thoroughly English porter. Magnificent beer. The best porter I've had.
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cervezadrinker (17) - MEXICO - NOV 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 500 mL, already knew london pride although not its porter, had to try it, and gotta say, so delighted with the decision. pours on a pint, brown head that lingers for a bit, deep dark, no light passes through, smells strong, hoppy and since there, can expect some complexity, 1st sip is a loud "mmm!" ... enters with some bitter chocolate but quite easy to drink and then some smoke coffee, after it there is a cereal sensation that stays for a moment with its quite balanced bitterness. is the best porter ive drank and may look for more of those. Awesome beer.
djoeye (1848) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black-brown body, beige head, many fields of lacing.
Aroma; coffee, dark chocolate, flourish dark hops, cocoa, notes of liquorice, prunes, raisin, fruit peels.
Taste; fruity dark chocolate, some hops, cocoa powder, nuts, almond, roasted dark juicy malts all over. Finishes with dark chocolate, coffee notes, flourish hops notes. Good enough body, soft carbonated, no holes. Overall decent porter, I would say.
[50cl brown special bottle, abv5.4%, BB06MAR15]