Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown. Somewhat clear. Light head. Toasty, nutty aroma. Hints of vanilla, graham cracker. Very thin, toasty with a further hint of cracker late.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, WSF. Deep dark brown color. A smokey aroma is roasty and slightly sweet. A nice nutty beer with lots of carob flavors.
thebeertourist (4610) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, labelled as Faithful Dogbolter Dark Porter. Dark reddish brown with a huge tan head. Berry and caramel aroma. Roasted flavours blend with berries and chocolate. Medium body. Nice.
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask: Black porter with a nice tan head. Nice and thick with terrific mouthfeel. Flavour is roasted malt, berries and chocolate. Lovely beer.
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Shared at WLV tasting 4/5/08] Pours murky brown with a thin head. My notes say, and I quote, "feet smell" and a "6" for aroma... so yea I guess feet smell like a 6.
Flavors of semi-sweet chocolate, brown sugar and a touch of hops. Average body/palate slightly thin.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the February Northern California Beer Tasting. This porter pours a deep black color with hints or red from the bottle. Small sized beige head. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and licorice. A medium bodied porter. The malts are roasty and chocolate. There is definite licorice/anise flavor here as well. The hops are floral and earthy. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours brown with thin off white head. yeasty aroma with some baker’s chocolate. flavors yeasty, dry chocolate.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled by bottle at West Lake View Tasting. Pours a light brown color with a thin head. Light nose of chocolate caramel toffee and alcohol. Flavors of brown sugar and a touch of chocolate. Watery body with bakers chocolate in the finish. ok overall.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
NorCal Feb ’08 - First, a big thank you to Phil_L for hauling this beer from across the pond to bring to our local tasting. It was quite the welcome addition. An interesting aroma and flavor profile on this beer. One of the few beers that I got big anise aroma and flavor in the beer. The beer pours out a deep blood red, nearly black color with a good khaki head to it. Aroma was anise, chocolate, and light roast. Mouthfeel was smooth, with a nice about of carbonation. Flavor was roasty, toffee, with a nice dose of chocolate. Some subtle vinous notes crept in as it warmed up a bit. Overall, a very nice porter.
DavidGreen (2) - Castres-Gironde, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. heavy liquorice aroma with plenty of roasted malt. Clear and a sparkling autumn brown in colour. Initial flavour was both fruity and bitter, heavy after taste of liquorice. Reasonably complex.
An improvement on the original Firkin brew by a brewer that knows what he is doing