TomTron (431) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste is very mellow with subtle hops in there but the malts dominate here. Carbonation is very soft and the bitterness is rather tame. Overall it is a very drinkable porter, and one great example of the style.
Dzhigga (266) - Kirov, RUSSIA - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with thin head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dry fruits. Taste is lightly sweet with light bitterness in the end. Medium-bodied, complex taste. Nice long finish. Very good porter.
Padron4KM (698) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, best before Oct 26, 2015.
Dark brown, thin tan head, minimal lacing.
Aroma is dark toast, chocolate, toffee.
Flavor is sweet, chocolate, dark toast, mild hops.
thellgren (496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Dark brown colour with tan head. First impression is dark chocolate. Later on it becomes coffee. Overall quite dry.
LetsGoState (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is small tan head with brown color. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is nicely roasted, smokey malts with some chocolate. Overall enjoyable.
Jimbo2 (67) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This May be well within the historical lines of the original porters, but for me itís just too thin. Need more body, warmth and complexity...
rami_pl (630) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
pompa w jabeerwocky. Piwo dosc zaskakujace, bo z jednej strony bardzo jednowymiarowe i w pewnym sensie pustawe, a z drugiej fajne w tej swojej jednowymiarowosci. minowicie: bardzo kawowe, czekoladowe, zarowno w aromacie jak i w smaku... i wlasciwie nic poza owa kawowoscia w nim nie ma, dodatkowo - bardzo lekkie, wodniste wrecz - efekt tez o dziwo pozytywny - wypija sie je blyskawicznie. ;)
tarmok (551) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark red, almost black liquid with minimal head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste: caramel, roasty, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: light body, creamy, average carbonation, long caramel finish,
Craftmember (32) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Malt Attack Brussels. It pours a rubyred hued very darkbrown almost black beer with a creamy tanned head.
Aroma is of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, bayleaf, liquorice with some nutty and fruity hints, some hops too...
Taste is a nice mingling of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee with hints of dark fruits and a slight bit of bready note with the hops in the lightbitter hoppyaftertaste, which is well balanced against the sweetness.
Itís got a nice soft carbonation with a thin but still nice light oily mouthfeel.
A porter that has been around for awhile, and which I will keep on enjoying very much indeed!
Alengrin (3545) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pasteurized, bottled version of this (litterally) London porter. Older bottle from Malt Attacks, shared by Craftmember. Pale yellowish beige, creamy, lacing head resting on top of a very dark burgundy coloured beer with ruby hue, almost blackish in appearance. Pleasant aroma of bitter chocolate, bayleaf, coffee liqueur, liquorice but not exaggeratedly so, black tea, dried plums, hazelnuts, vanilla. Soft sweet onset of raisins, dried prunes and candied dates, hint of banana, soft carbo, smooth, bit thin but oily mouthfeel resulting from a coating of very agreeably chocolatey and caramelly maltiness with a light coffeeish roasted bitter edge and a well-balanced leafy hop bitterishness in the end. Exemplary for the íregularí brown porter style in the modern sense of the word, nice addition to Fullerís old school and thoroughly English range.
Beers0mniac (38) - Joensuu, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark reddish brown with beige head. Roasty aroma with coffee and chocolate. Very rich taste which has roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, coffee. Truly an amazing porter, very well balanced yet smooth to drink.