mR_fr0g (5226) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home shared with mates at Christmas dinner. Aroma is powdered choc, dark dried fruits, cranberry, malty. Clear brown coloured pour with a thin cream head. Flavour is bitter dark malt, powdered chic, nutty, long lingering bitter roast. Moderate to high carbonation. OK.
Garrold (2456) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear, dark copper colour. Messy, thin, sticky, off white head. Light smoke. Bit of bonfire toffee. Light chocolate malts. Taste is dry, and light bitter. Palate is a little watery. Finishes ashy dry, and light, fruity bitter.
Vaiz (3789) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is spicy, some herbs, caramel, coffee, licorice and roasted malts. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, spicy and herbs. Interesting brew, a bit watery but well drinkable.
dEnk (4193) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, some coffee and caramel. Flavour is dry roasty, liquorice, chocolate. Nice.
Marstonlad (557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Turf Tavern, Oxford. Appearance is more reddish brown than black in color with some foam forming. Aroma has light roasty notes with dark fruitiness; dark malty theme. Taste is light sweet initially, later drier. Roastiness is low to moderate; bready, nutty and fruity flavours combine. Light to medium body, smooth texture. Fairly light for a porter but very drinkable.
JefVerstraete (2036) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Deliciously Different. Dark brown/black colour, beige foam. Soft carbonation. Very smooth to drink. Aroma of roasted malts with coffee and dark chocolate. Easy drinkable and very tastefull. Good porter!
RichardGretton (4404) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Criterion, Leicester. Dark beer with a frothy off white head. The aroma is mildly roasted, and the flavour is mainly malty with some roasted bitterness. Overall a nice rich porter.
allmyvinyl (6025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Thought this might bring back memories of drinking in firkin pubs in the mid-to-late 90s.... it didn’t... but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Dark brown pour, no head. Aromas of toast and raisins. Taste is strangely thin, but had more roast notes and toffee. Nice to have tried again.
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Holyrood 9A. Decent beer; sweet, grainy, dry finish, very light warming taste. Not bad.
ManVsBeer (5637) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark with an off white creamy head. Has some very light roasts but there is a sweetness evident too.