SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - SEP 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 Sept, 2002 I loved this. My type of beer - full of interesting twists and turns and a wonderful balance between hops and malt. I also enjoyed the fact that it seems impossible to place into a simple box - is it a stout, an old ale, a mild or a brown ale? Mmmmm. Chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, apples, etc, etc. A lovely beer! [3.2]
Feb, 2008 330ml filtered bottle from Gretna Green. The brewery are careful not to ascribe a style to this beer - they call it a "dark beer" and a "black, viscous beer", but not a stout or an old ale - neither of which it is, but either of which would be a useful guideline. There is lots of body - probably from the use of oats - and "oil" is an appropriate name. The carbonation is very light - just enough to give some life - and doesn’t detract from the impression that you’re drinking pure engine oil. The flavours are full, soft and firm rather than aggressive. There’s a twiggy bitterness with notes of chocolate, charcoal, tobacco and bread dough. A satisfying and enjoyable brew. [3.8]
April, 2011 Tesco Traditional Porter. Mmm what a classic beer this Engine Oil is. Smooth and easy drinking, yet with enough flavours to keep the interest. [3.8]
Handypaul (133) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a good head that leaves little lacing. Aroma of molasses, pickled artichoke hearts, and roasty-toasty malts. Flavors of burnt malts, caramel, molasses. Lightly bitter, light to medium sweet, medium body oily to sticky texture, soft carbonation and a lightly bitter somewhat sticky finish of medium duration.
jpkeskinen (135) - FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a bottle at a bar. Looks beautifully black. The taste is slightly smoky and a bit sweet. Good beer.
AgentAle (333) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma if rich chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter up front that pairs with the rich maltiness that settles only slightly flat. Slight creaminess and bitterness to finish. Dark body with a beige creamy head that retains well.
exeter (115) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured a very dark ruby amber colour and formed a bubbly light tan head that left some circular lace as it subsided. Some sediment present. An aroma of malt and molasses with a touch of caramel. A flavor of malt and caramel. A fairly light body for this style. A slightly astringent finish.
Buczer (40) - Pabianice, POLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours black with low tan head. In aroma: cocoa, coffee, a bit of alcohol. In taste: roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, light bitterness. Light body, low carbonation. Silky mouthfeel.
Minderbinder (1525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, sugar, caramel, bitterness. Palate: Full bodied. Low carbonation. Thick. Silky mouthfeel. Good balance. Overall: Very good. Roasted malt features rocks. Somewhat easily drinkable (reasonnable abv helps).
StilleStorm (405) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWG; Pours black with a tan deminishing head. Nose is roasted malt, coffe, smoky, licorice, fruity and chocolate. Taste is sweet, light bitter, warming and lasting. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft.
GirlFriend (35) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWS Dark brown colour.
Aroma of coffee, liqorice, chocolate and vanilla.
Taste is a bit bitter, roasted malt, vanilla, liqorice and vanilla.
Creamy texture, soft carbonation.
MunBro (106) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not usually a fan of porters but this one was pretty good. Aroma of malts. Tastes like malts, coffee, tar, grains and has a bittersweet finish.
Cokemonkey11 (32) - - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
quite a good beer, I would like to try on tap! there are also extra aged versions