BeerViking (1825) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Cask at Twickenham beer festival. Black with brown hints, chocolate and a touch of tart fruit on nose, rich medium bodied with mocha and roast malt on palate. Very nice gentle Porter. Re-rate on cask at the Magpie in Brentford, as before but also a little roast coffee on the nose, and a dry faintly burnt-bitter finish. Excellent.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage at The Venue, Miles Platting 22/01/2011
Fruit and hop aromas. Black a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with fruity orange and bubble gum flavours. A hint of dryness in a bitter burnt roast finish.
prawlie (1019) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at Hobgoblin in Reading. Dark as night with little head. Mild porter aroma, nice but takes a bit of getting used to. Easy to taste but a bit watery. Has the usual slight porter coffee chocolate aftertaste. Its a reasonable but ultimately average porter.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Harp. Pours a deep brown/cola, with a small beige head. Roasted malt, light smoke, toffee, quite thick in the mouth. Enjoyed this one.
DruncanVeasey (6644) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity, Leicester 2011. Mahogany, good as pitch with a beige halo. Twiglets and fresh compost aroma. Complex, deep savoury flavour; roasted aubergine dabbed with Marmite, roasted nuts and Bovril tones, honeyed burnt meat, beef jerky. Fine, meaty porter.
dynamiteninja (1295) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Leicester Beer Festival 2011. Roastiness, coffee, chocolate. Tan head, black body. Bittersweet. Dry finish.
berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. The perfect porter look - pitch black in colour with a thin tan head; aroma of chocolate malt with a tocuh of licorice; Silky chocolate malt taste and feel in the mouth, with some soft fruit, licorice, coffee and smoke mingling in; the finish is dry with a good underlying bitterness. All-in-all an excellent porter.
downender (5663) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Sussex beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 4/1/2011. Jet black with a slight, tan head. Chocolate and roast malt aroma. Flavour had more, slightly sweet, chocolate some black coffee and a dryish finish. Good.
cgarvieuk (12314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at bow ... deep brown black...soft charcoal chocolate nose ....rich deep roast malts .. lots of chocolate ... light dry roast ... great body
Leighton (8791) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Harp. Pours brown with a medium, off-white head. Dark, roasted malt nose. Bittersweet flavor with plenty of roast, char and tobacco. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes with more tobacco and charred wood, fairly dry. Good stuff.