mR_fr0g (1970) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Herr Schmitt’s gaff. Chestnut brown red coloured pour with a loose halo of off white head. Aroma is hedgerow hop grassy farmyard notes. Some choc sweet. Flavour is nutty choc some praline. Some rounded raisin. Medium sweet lowush body. Pretty well rounded.
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Garbage Night II - London. Picked up from the Royal Oak. Pours clear, light rd-brown with a frothy tan head. Toasty brown bread in the nose, aged berries, earth. Light-medium sweet flavor with dry, toasted brown bread, mellow bitter earth, dry toffee. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet, simple toasty malt finish, some toasty caramel, minimal bitterness. Very basic but drinkable enough.
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, toasted brown sugar, roast, earth and dark fruits. The taste is toasty, earth, spent coffee grounds, dirt, milk choc and light peppery notes with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Ok porter.
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Noble Wines, Tunbridge Wells. Black, small beige head. Aroma of dark malts, coffee and chocolate. Medium-bodied, not too dry, pleasantly malty start with leaves a nice sweetness. Nutty flavours, also chocolate and hints of coffee. Dark delight.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good wee porter. Slightly sweet, a touch of coffee with a great long lasting finish. A real pleasure to find this
chrisv10 (9831) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Royal Oak.Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and bread. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bread, medium sweet, caramel and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Royal Oak, Borough, London. Almost black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and a little coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 051013
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Royal Oak, Borough, London. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, caramel and hops.
joe19612 (1743) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, light malt aroma with a hint of coffee, the taste bitter with roasted malt with a crsip dry finish.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - 09/09/12.
Dark mahogony brown with a very thin tan head that soon clears to the edge of the glass and forms a thin pond atop.
Lightly roasted malt nose backed up with treacle toffee, grain, a little vanilla and some nuttiness.
Taste matched the nose very well, a real treacle toffee flavour unlike any other I can recall in a porter, reminds me of Thorntons treacle toffee on bonfire night as a kid!!!
Medium bodied, a little thickness in the mouthfeel as you swallow, moderate carbonation with a dry finish.
I enjoyed this, a slightly different take on a porter!