joe19612 (1506) - 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 (3395) - 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!
BoBoChamp (4257) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, not complex dry Porter, malty/roasted and slightly spicy, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew
EdKing (1313) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Harveys brewery shop. Once again it’s the Harvey’s malt character that dominates this. Pours very dark brown/black with thin beige head. Nose is unusually caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt and roasted malt. Not getting much coffee or chocolate. They really should stop pasteurising these!!!
BeerViking (1457) - Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - APR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of 1859 Porter, I think the "best before" says FEB08 but it might be 03 or 05! Pours black and a bit oily with almost no head, treacle, toffee and a faint tartness on the nose, more treacle plus burnt caramel, a hint of milk chocolate, and roasted dark fruit on the palate. Burnt bitterness appears in the aftertaste along with a faint hint of coffee. Excellent for a 4.8% beer of its age.
manuchampions (1217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a thin beige head and spotty lacing. Aroma is chocolatey cocoa and burnt malt. Medium-bodied and dry with roasted malt and chocolate flavours. The finish is sweet molasses and chocolate. Very good for style.
AndrewC (290) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells sour. Black with a decent head. Sour dark chocolate powder flavours. Some roasted notes. It’s alright I suppose.
kwik-lime (904) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good porter, full, roasty mouthful, nice balance,small hints of plum and/or raisin in there as well. Nice.
Metalchopz (1785) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at the LCBO, as a one time deal. Best before date on cap is written JUN08 (originally reviewed March 2008). This English porter pours a dark brown colour with very little red highlights. Its head is foamy, but turns into a creamy beige one that decides to stay a while, leaving beautiful lacing all around, thick and bubbly. The aromas are on the plum side, with touches of burn malt and coffee. The mouthfeel is kind of oily with a tiny sticking, but refreshing overall. I really like the fact that the plum is not as present in the taste. It is more like coffee bitterness, molasse syrupy and a little chocolate. Well-balanced, beautiful English porter.
Vignale (1403) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kolsvart och en relativt lätt porter med undantag för den närmast brända och torra smaken av träkol. Intressant.