MesandSim (7121) - 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 (4176) - 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 (1990) - 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.
SilkTork (5013) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ramsgate Brewery, Ramsgate - with joet. Creamy, soft, coffee accented dark beer finishing with a woody tang. Vegetable. Fatty. Chocolate. Satisfying, smooth and delicious. Attractive reddish colour.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Camra National Winter Ale Festival, Manchester, UK 26 Jan 2005
Quite toasted and a bit of sweaty cheese (I like). Odd prickly feeling in my nose. Made me sneeze twice! Dark fruity aftertaste.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very deep ruby colour. Fruity and slightly vinous aroma, with some smoky malt. Quite dry, woody and with a bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel. Not the richest porter, but pretty good. Bright bottled form cask (gravity dispense) at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival.