Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a private tasting. Batch 087. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, apples and a phenolic note. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bitter hops. A tad bit thin.
Theydon_Bois (12065) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, acquired from Callans in Dundalk 03/07/14.
Dark mahogany brown with a moderate light tan head that thins to a swirl and edgeing.
Nose is light roast, earthy cocoa, toffee, light spice.
Taste comprises earthy cocoa powder, brown bread notes, light roast, mineral pangs, faint hoppy backnotes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast finale with a drying element.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
3rd July 2014
Craig on Heat Tasting at ChrisO’s. Hazy deep red - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and airy, mild fine carbonation. Airy malts, very mild dark character, trace of tangy coffee. Light dry and bitter finish. A bit dull but inoffensive.
thelynchfella (136) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From cask at the blacksheep. Beautiful toasted malt aroma with a hint of coffee. Rich in taste, full flavoured. Coffee, chocolate, toasted malt. Beautiful!!!
humlelala (1086) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(50 cl bottle from Bradley’s Off-license, Cork; Lot 075; BBD: April 15th 2015) Pours black with a creamy medium, tan head that fades after a few minutes leaving some lace. Decent regeneration. Aroma is toasted malt with notes of ripe fruit and hints of chalk. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and a short, dry and toasted finish. Flavour is lightly toasted bitter with a medium ascerbicity to go.
harrisoni (14842) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig on heat tasting. Dark brown lasting beige head. Chocolate porter nice soft chocolate. Decent
Leighton (13520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s. Pours brown with a frothy, off-white head. Tangy bread in the nose, some leathery fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor, some bitter earth, toasted bread, dirt, baking cocoa. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bittersweet cocoa to finish, further earth, some coffee. So so.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chrisOs... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft dry toffee hop nose... Dull fruits.. Dull roast... Soft malt roast... Soft sweet malts
Beersiveknown (3715) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
keg@black sheep, dublin
Dark brown, toastyu, roast malt, dark chocolate, full bodied
Earlier Rating: 9/12/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Keg at Brew Dock, Dublin
A fairly complex and dry porter. A touch of lactose, dark chocolate, roast malts, thick body.
beerfest5 (1206) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old Stormy Port plus a little bit extra in every way. Thicker, blacker, denser aroma, more complex flavor, longer finish. Chocolate, coffee, dark ripe fruit, vanilla, some smoked malt flavor as well. Deserves recognition.
Earlier Rating: 4/10/2014 Total Score: 3.9
Bought two bottles from Malloy’s and discovered that one was the 4.8% variety. Pours a thick dark brown with a medium to small tan head that left fairly good lacing on the pint glass. Nice inviting aroma of toasted brown bread, some vanilla, milk chocolate, freshly brewed coffee. Taste is very similar to the aroma with a nice dry chalky mouthfeel.