sm89walt (1942) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Harp, London. Fine & creamy beige to light tan lasting head on an opaque dark brown body. Roasted malt, coffee & dark berries on the nose. Good dark fruit body with supplementary earthy coffee tones, a touch of smoke & a vague nuttiness beneath in the finish. Medium-ish body, soft & smooth on the palate with a decent length lingering finish. A pleasant, well conditioned juicy porter that took the December chill off.
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Bow Bar. Pours dark brown to black with thin tan head. Lots of roast and coffee/chocolate notes. Bitter and that. Pretty textbook.
Vignale (3310) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A heavy robust porter with lots of coffee and dark chocolate and charcole from the more and well roasted malts. A really memorable, rich porter.
BeerViking (4140) - 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 (9179) - 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 (1499) - 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 (8012) - NUNEATON, 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 (1822) - Norfolk, 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 (5988) - 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.