aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, - JAN 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Opaque black with ruby highlights. Thick tan head.
Aroma: Roasty and light maltiness caramel and ovaltine.
Flavour: Roasty and toffee, mildly sweet with a dry cocoa finish, Big roasty, malty, ovaltine hang. Burnt toast and light clean acidity fromn the roast.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, chewy and creamy carbonation.
Overall: A refreshing dark beer. Lots of roast malt. Sweet at first but finishes dry and clean. LIght on the palate. It would be good with something salty - pretzels, nuts, y’know.
Lonick (243) - 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 (9420) - 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 (8884) - 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 (12773) - 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 (1609) - 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 (5279) - 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 (4687) - 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 (1551) - 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 (1813) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (1219) - 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.