The_Osprey (5561) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask HP at The Webb Ellis Twickenham. As ’Nick Stafford’s Hambleton Ales Nightmare Porter’, 5.0%. Cola black with a red hue, minimal tan head. Aroma is light, molasses, some burnt plastic. Body is smooth and oily with low carbonation. Taste is sweet molasses, some roast malt, plum, raisin. Too sweet for me up front but there is a building ashtray bitterness offsetting that. Definitely full flavoured but I find it a touch cloying. Couldn’t session it. A half was plenty.
Cimbasso (668) - - APR 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draught at The Mossy Well in Muswell Hill. Mahogany colour with a creamy head. Aroma of toffee and dark fruit. The taste is not quite as good as the nose, but the flavour is an appealing mix of fruit, toffee and chocolate. Only very mild bitterness, making this more like a lightish Scotch Ale than a porter. Not bad though.
mabuzzer (515) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla with a fruity finish
AshtonMcCobb (4994) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from that shop in Malton.
Appearance - close to opaque brown but with red chinks.
Nose - toffee and dark fruit. Chocolate at the back. In fact almost coffee.
Taste - tiramisu with a little dark fruit hinted. Toffee too Molasses maybe.
Palate - mediumplus bodied with a creamy texture and a rich but balanced finish.
Overall - rich and enjoyable.
ianwelby (1021) - SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown beer, clear round the edges, beige head. Light smell of coffee and fruit. Flavour is coffee and malt, somewhat bitter. There’s a bit of fruit buried in there as well but it’s mostly coffee. Pretty decent.
uckelman (562) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Elm Tree, Durham. Nutty aroma. Creamy head. Black. Light body. Bitter finish.
FatPhil (13067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Geldart, Cambridge) (7:4:7:4:14+=3.6+)
Aroma is cakey mocca and chocolate. Oooh, and tastes nice! Very dark with a few brown glints. Lovely toasty roasty taste. Palate has excellent quaffability. A lovely porter. Great roast but no harshness. Smooth, but full of flavour. Chocolatey but not sweet. They got everything just about right. Lovely.
Zita (6050) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light sweet burnt aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, long finish,
TheHOFF43 (2016) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by deyholla. Pours a dark black with minimal head. Nose is wonderful. Sweet and malty. Taste is a let down. Thin, scotchy? With some bitterness. Maybe coffee. Meh.
deyholla (9822) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a slight amber hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet dark grains and toffee with a hint of roasted malts underlying. Flavor has lots of toffee with a bit of butterscotch, sweet dark grains and roasted malts underlying.