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
jerohen (1963) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear dark brown coloured, small dying brown head. Liquorice dominates the aroma, some roasted malts. Some lactic notes and a very bitter flavour, which really takes some getting used to. After half a glass i started to appreciate this beer a bit more, but overall i think it lacks complexity.
Fin (7040) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival 12-10-07 I’d drank about two thirds of this beer before I really started to enjoy it, the Brewdog Riptide which I’d just had beforhand lefts its intense flavour in my mouth for ages, I only really got to grips with this towards the end. Poured dark brown, fruity with nice bitterness, subtle liquorice flavours.
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweet liqurice, sweet notes and apples. A flavor of apples, sweets and liqurice.
bierkoning (9836) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Pear, plastic, roast and a hint of licorice in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Strong roast flavor with "gunpowder", roast, licorice and salmiac. Hint of salt. Tasty brew with some complexity.
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer Fest ’07. Dark brown with cream head. Fruity, but not particularly deeply flavoured strong porter. Some blackberry with touches of wood smoked pine, but also a sourish note on the finish, like a lactic acid flavour. Its reasonable.
AndrewC (317) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This was the first bottled condition version of this I’ve had. It tasted smoaky with a slight milky alcohol to it. Nice roasted malt notes on the end. Good Stuff
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 Bottled. Milky blackcurrant aroma. Almost black, beige cream head, good lace. Neutral start, little lactic, roasted malts come in in the middle and it has a nice hoppy finish. Thinnish and a little dry. Pretty straightforward but drinkable.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@The Market Porter, Borough, London. Brown with ruby edges. Taste is quite woody and caramelly, with a mild dry woody acidity in the finish. NOt much in the way of roasted malt in this one. Flavour was a bit short.
Phil (175) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a re-do, of the classic Firkin drop. Although on a full mash, rather than the original was maltextract. Can be a bit cloying at times. As Ian says, dark fruit, warm, and moreish porter. Something to look forward to at the end of summer.