DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is similar with some grassyness coming through, finding it a bit thin and unintresting really, maybe grainy also.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Cask@ The Prince of Wales, Richmond London. Really great on cask, less sweet than the bottle version, with a rich bitter dark chocolate flavour, smooth and then bitter mouthfeel, yummy. -------- Excellent porter, but its quite thick at times, so one bottle is enough for me. Big rich chocolate sweetness, with hints of coffee and quite bitter on the finish, slightly spicy aswell, which adds something else to it.
ekstedt (5482) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Barrow Boy & Banker, Southwark, London. Dark reddish brown. Dark chocolate aroma with some coffee and dark berries. Semi dry with medium bitterness.
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 On cask at the bof in the Hague.A nice surprise. Not much head but a very nice choclatey porter
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Fullers pub in Birmingham. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Coffee, caramel, chocolate and roasted malt in the flavour. So easily drinkable and tasty!
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK.
Dark brown with brown head. Aroma complex of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is balanced sweet malt with dry roasted notes. Dried fruit and a nice bitterness.
SaintMatty (5380) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Black in colour. The aroma features chocolate, coffee and some liquorice hints. The taste is unbelievably smooth and moreish with coffee and chocolate featuring prominently. Itís delicious and whilst the bottled version is good, this is so much better. Superb.
egajdzis (5358) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Firkin] Poured a dark brown color with no head or lacing. Aroma of roast, chocolate, caramel, and smoked malts. Taste of light chocolate, roasted malts, smoked wood, and a dry finish.
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 Feb, 2007 William IV, Leyton. Soapy roasty dark beer. Quite dry and bitter, like a Guinness, but with some balancing red berry fruits and a hint of lactic sourness. Coffee emerges very late in the finish. The overall wild feel is very attractive, but the dry bitterness from what is clearly dry hopping is not to my taste. I much prefer Shepís Porter. Still, a decent enough drop.[3.4]
Nov, 2009 New Wheatsheaf, Southwark. Kookís crawl. Smooth. Hit of chocolate followed by wine and bitterness. Lovely drop. [3.4]
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Charlies, Copenhagen. Deep brown beer with a small thin light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a nice coffee bitterness. Roasted malty flavor with a light coffee note and a faint sweetness. Quite thin and watery finish.