AndrewC (323) - 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 (178) - 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.
DanielBrown (3786) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Strong, tart Porter, which tastes a bit sickly on the finish. Some pickled fruit, winter berries etc. A bit hard to take.
harrisoni (13599) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask handpull at Chambers Folkestone. Ok so I had 10 minutes before my train so I could only have a very fast half, but this was good. Deep ruby colour with thin beige head. Really pretty fruity with some coffee and bit of choc. Hoppy drying finish. Exceptional dark fruit nose. Vinous in mouth with good warming alcohol. My friend Martin went back the following day and confirmed that it was indeed a cracking porter.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
On tap at the Gadds brewery in Ramsgate. Roasty aroma with some slight funk but sadly not too great. Dark ruby red body but no head (almost a 2). Flavour is good, just what you would expect from a porter. Roasted malts, coffee and burnt caramel. Finish is all roasted coffee. Nice and creamy. Short but good finish. Not bad.
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 (on tap) Aroma of dark roasted malts, bit fruity. Black coloured with a lasting brown, thin head. Taste is roasted malty, fresh fruity/. Bit thin body. Sweet. Slightly bitter finish. Easy drinking beer. ok
Rerate. Draft @ Proeflokaal. Delft. Hoppy, dry, slightly lactic with a sharp bitterness. Previously rated 2.8
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from cask (gravity dispense) at 6th Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival 2005.
Dark brown, thin off-white head. Sweet malty and caramelly aroma with grassy tones. Sticky and sweet flavor, malty, grassy and flowery. Oily but also dry in the mouth. Not very interesting.
joet (2162) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
slightly vinous, bit of edgewise sour, too flat to propel a full nose, not much body. some remote signs of flavor homogenization, disappointing roastiness -- not much there.