AshtonMcCobb (5336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Harvey’s Online.
Appearance - close to black with a thin head.
Nose - chocolate and savoury.
Taste - more savoury notes, tangy toffee, dry tangy chocolate/fruit.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a dry balanced finish.
Overall - good and interesting.
allmyvinyl (9528) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours dark brown, red chinks with a short-lived beige head. Aromas of light roast, light chocolate. Taste is dry, chocolate. Sweet finish.
ForlornHope (417) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle at home. Pours a proper black colour with just the vaguest hint of red. Nice off-white head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee, slightly nutty. Only the slightest of sweetness on the taste before a medium bitterness takes over. Taste of roast malt, berry fruit and nuttiness. Long, dry, bitter finish. Overall very nice indeed - a good example of a porter.
MichaelAwesome (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Torfig und schokoladig mit etwas an Röstmalzen, Kaffee, Kräutern und Blättern. An sich nicht schlecht, da schwer und vollmundig, jedoch keine Raketenwissenschaft. Zum Schluss sehr milde Säure.
McTapps (6500) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Middle Farm Cider Center in Lewes-Firle. The beer pours out in a deep black colour with steady head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of woods, malt and leather. Taste of roasted malt, leather, coffee, torf, chocolate, straw and dark bread. Easy drinkable and very quaffable. Enjoyed it.
imdownthepub (13369) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 275ml at The Lord Nelson, Brighton. Black with tan head. There was an initial smokiness within the malts with a light treacle toffee character, smooth, light caramel, hints of damp coffee grounds. Reasonable.
car13many (224) - POLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice intensive malty aroma. Very dark brown to black color - clear. Nice head with great lacing - light brown. Roasted malt taste., long bitter finish. Creamy texture. Nice porter.
mR_fr0g (9514) - 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 (18668) - 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 (12677) - 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.