harrisoni (12493) - 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 (4312) - 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 (2042) - 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 (5068) - 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 (7344) - 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.