joe19612 (1721) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a large beige head, malt and roast aroma with coffee, the taste is medium bitterness with roasted malt, with a short sweet finish.
kufdam (128) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Light does not escape this beer. Thin white head. Woody treacle malts. Sweet coffee. Some brambly fruit. Chocolate cake.
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Southern.
Appearance - opaque black with a nice crema heas.
Nose - dark chocolate and coffee. Some creaminess.
Taste - more of the same. Chocolate coming through more.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry refreshing finish.
Overall - good example of the style.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Bottled 10/01/14. A black beer with a grey wisp of head and a bit of beige in the lace. A bit of smoke in the otherwise thin nose. Decent dark malts in the mouth. Chocolate and, again, smoke. Easy to drink and pleasant enough but a bit underwhelming really. Score 3.3
Subsequent ratings scored 3.8, 3.8 and 3.6. Average becomes 3.6
CraftBeerNick (711) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Rake, 16th January 2014. Lovely porter, deep brown, black, nice ash and coffee aroma. Taste us smooth and fresh, good stuff
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Very Dark Brown (almost Black) in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, hints of smoke. Fruity; dark fruits, prunes, raisins. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Decent malt/fruit/hop balance. Smooth; subtle, tasty. Sweetish roast malty, quite dry, some hop bitterness in the finish. Liked this a lot. Nice Porter!
leebotton (121) - - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Metallic coffee aromas. Nice black, with minimal dark tan foamy head. Flavour underwhelming at first but then gives way to an old ale like taste followed by a rich fruitiness. Not hugely characterful though. Very tingly.
Lonick (683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Nose of caramel, chocolate and coffee. A bit funky on the palate, quire fruity for a porter but also dry with a hint of smoke. (Rating backlog tasted on or around 02/06/2013)
mr_h (2321) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Prestwick - very dark brown near black, non-existent head, roasted malt and coffee aroma, sweet, caramel, coffee, flavour, smooth
JohnRMurdoch (2886) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle shared with mr_h. Very dark brown, almost black, not much head. Spicy treacle chocolate malt aroma. Toffee coffee flavour. A bit watery and flat. Sweet coffee aftertaste.