Stuu666 (10874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Stockbridge tap. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, little funk, herbal, taste is sweet, fruity, dry.
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hint of the seaweed on the aroma, nori. Also Roasty and a bit oaty. Taste is good, caramel, roast, soy sauce, cola. Nice.
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Hops in a Bottle.
Pours very dark brown, almost black, single finger tan coloured head. Aroma of roasted malts, touches of caramel and chocolate too. Taste is much the same but with some weird saltiness. The beer starts sweet and ends salty, odd.
HampshirePhil (240) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml - Dark almost black appearance similar to a porter, chocolate aromas with a slight smooth (slight fizz) palate.
MrJamesMcEwan (207) - SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
* Bottle. Pours slightly hazy, very dark brown, almost black, with a tan head.
* Aroma is dark malts & roasted earthy & slight seaweed.
* Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles.
* Taste is medium rich, roasted malts, chocolate & dark fruits.
* Finish is tangy & slightly salty.
* Dark ale, roasted malts & chocolate.
AbbeyRoade (534) - Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty malty flavor. Not sweet. Tiny, tiny, tiny hint of seaweed aroma/flavor....but might just be my imagination. Decent ale. Nothing great.
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured as a taster at regular Friday tasting. Aroma is slightly salty actually. Taste is surprisingly malty and chocolate. There is a touch of salt on the taste. Pretty interesting.
Nijstrom (280) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark red/brown with a small off-white head. Malts, roasted malts, seaweed and some chocolate in the aroma. Medium sweetness, somewhat bitter and slightly salty. Interesting beer.
AtronSeige (1287) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: Malt: Medium, Dark, roasty, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Medium-light spicy. No Hops.
Appearance: Very dark brown body with red hues. Massive, tan, long lasting, rocky head. Lacing.
Flavour: Malt: Medium, roasty, dark fruit, Dry finish with lingering dark malt bitterness. No hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low, creamy carbonation.
Overall: I am not picking up the seaweed. Good porter.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks
21A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
12A. Brown Porter
ManVsBeer (8769) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cheers Liquor Store, Todmorden. Dark reddish-brown with next to no head. Includes some lovely dark malts, some roasted and some sweet and the seaweed influence although light, is evident.