Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the brewpub, 17/02/15.
Dark mahogany brown with a decent light beige covering.
Nose is rich roast, liquorice, toffee, biscuit.
Taste comprises big roasted tone, cocoa rub, light spice, liquorice, charr, molasses.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid enough porter.
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Brewhibition. Reddish brown, thin beige head. Smells like chocolate and coffee, with some black peppery hop notes. Taste is also chocolate and coffee and then some burnt toast. Woody hop finish. Not bad...
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak and watery porter. Not bad roasted quality, some nice grassy hops. Dark in appearance. Tried at the brewery in 2015.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewvival 2015 Trip #25. Keg at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, earthy hops. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, herbal, resin and green hops. Medium bodied, lingering roast, well balanced, drinkable. Delicious.
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap (Nitro) at the brewery. Dark brown pour it’s a tan head. Creamy with roasted malt aromas. A bit one dimensional. Average body and mouthfeel.
woodychevy (693) - - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery- nitro. Pretty tasty and definitely interesting. Shame about the crap service at the brewery. Drinks more like a hoppy scotch ale to me. Notes of caramel and toffee with a decent lingering bitterness to take sweetness down a notch. Better warmer.
AVLBeerMagnet (17) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent use of hops. Wonder what the heck they actually used back in 1856, but Im happy they went with what they did!
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Beer Study. Thanks JD! Pour is dark black with opaque edges and one finger of tan head. Nose shows acidic black coffee and bitter chocolate and roast. Very heavy coffee flavor and bitter chocolate. Medium light body and dry.
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Study. a nice rich english style porter. Roasty, chocoalte, light molasses notes. Velvety mouthfeel. Solid.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewery. Black pour with an off white head. Scent is roasty and sweet. Taste is coffee and roasted. Good taste but a tad thin.