DIBBLE (91) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pallant of Arundel. BB Sept 2015. Roast malt, licorice aroma. Fine tan head with loads of lacing over black beer. Thick mouthfeel. Bitterness of herbal hops upfront then complex flavours come to the fore. Burnt licorice, cocoa, rich roast malt, leather, spruce. Dry, resinous, dark malty finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned Handpump Market Porter Borough Market. A black beer with a whitish head. A smoky roasty aroma and a full flavoured roasty chocolatey beer. Pretty good fruits in mouth too. Very tasty indeed as well as slick.
cgarvieuk (16810) - 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
FatPhil (10343) - 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.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Lovely mellow aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Appearance-wise, very dark brown (near-black) with a good beige head. Sweet chocolate and malt flavour with a nice dry finish and long aftertaste. Smooth and very enjoyable.
berkshirejohn (5033) - 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.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Sim rate (cask at Hove BF): The aroma could be a cappuccino...definitely coffee, but mellow enough not to be espresso. Chocolate, caramel. Sticky, even in the aroma, if that makes sense. Nice, opaque black, but no head or lace. Chocolatey flavour. It’s Green & Black’s 70% dark. So good, but misses some of hte idiosyncracies of hte aroma.
SaintMatty (5818) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown, almost black, with some red tinges. Coffee aroma and roasted malt. Smooth tasting with coffee and some nice roasted malt notes with coffee and a hint of chocolate lingering in the finish. Very nice.
DJMonarch (9162) - 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.
Vignale (2421) - 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.