prawlie (1019) - Berkshire, - 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.
oh6gdx (19679) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. More or less black colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some slight nutty and ashy notes along with mild toffee and some chocolate to it as well. Flavour is nutty, chocolaty, some ashes, roasted malts as well as some slight tobaccoish notes to it.
KyotoLefty (5594) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with lace. Almost flat. Lightly oxidized nose with caramel, chocolate, coffee. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, must, wood. Decent. Somewhat flat, and probably too old, but enjoyable.
wimpyjoe (2291) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Porter with a good nose which has a mild roastedness. Easy to drink, black with a small head. Fairly tasty.
FatPhil (8114) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Fest2013)
Lovely chocolate cake and fresh coffee aroma. Nearly black small spongy head. Lovely full smooth palate. Excellent burnt retronaslas that turn into stale coffee on swallowing. No astringency, though. Some noble hoppy bite too. An excellent English porter. Good drinkability.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Ale tasted at Gallows Bird RAF. Mild nose of cocos and coffee. Beige small head. Dark black brownish color. Soft malty and coffeish taste. Mild hoppiness. At the end hoppy bite.
RexTalionis (2001) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Gallow’s Bird real ale festival. Dark brown in color with thin bubbly head. Roasted and then more roasted coffee in aroma. Coffee and sligthly bitter chocolate in taste at first. Has got the same weird taste ast Arbor’s Oyster Stout. Milk chocolate too in aroma later on. Hints of licorice and even some light hoppy notes in finish.
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird XVI Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with small tan head.
Roasted malt, coffee and dryness in aroma.
Flavour is very dark. Coffee and roasted malt. Very roasted. Not my favourite.
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mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival ’13) The beer poured very dark brown and clear. Its head was small and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts and white coffee. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, burnt malts, white coffee, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, ashy and bitter. A well-balanced porter with harsh aftertaste.
tiong (2794) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival 2013
Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of roasty malts, nuts and hints of chocolate. Taste is roasty with notes of nutty malts. Finish is nutty and roasty with some dark chocolate notes. Okay, quite basic but tasty porter.
JohnRMurdoch (2712) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Bon Accord. Rich dark brown colour, reasonable head. Roasted coffee malt aroma. Bitter chocolate malt flavour. Quite smooth but a bit bland & watery.