Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with wim and benny at bierfestival dijleschuimers 2014 leuven. Brown colored beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Malty aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is malty slightly roasted coffee hinted.
mR_fr0g (9550) - 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 (4358) - 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 (4334) - 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 (4200) - 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 (768) - 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 (2953) - Oosterzele, 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 (4654) - 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 (9562) - 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 (286) - 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.