Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy to the invoice of Rilester, split at Bruce’s pad 08/04/14.
Black with moderate tan spotting and edgework.
Nose is roast malt, chocolate, toffee fudge, molasses, chocolate cake.
Taste comprises milk chocolate, light roast, mineral twang, dark fruits.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Colin. Opaque black - brown beer, good mid-tan head. Airy palate. Mildly tangy dark malts. Touch of lactose. That’s about it. A pretty dull porter.
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear, dark brown with a fine, creamy tan head. Tangy dark malts in the nose, a bit of cocoa, earth, dark berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with charred toast, burnt earth, mild tangy berries, moderate roast. Medium bodied with fine to average, massaging carbonation. Bittersweet cocoa on the finish with further dark bread, earth, burnt wood. Not bad.
Scopey (5521) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, toast, cocoa, milk chocolate, dirt, almost oxidised nose and a touch of soy sauce. The taste is roasty, toast, watery, charred wood, ash, cocoa, soy sauce and peppery spice with a dry finish. Light-medium body and average carbonation. Pretty watery. Not real depth to it.
IrishBoy (3752) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Barrelhouse 101. Listed as Heretic Chocolate Hazelnut Porter. Nose is chocolate, hazelnut creamer, and a hint of coffee. Very dark brown with a small beige head. flavor is nutty and chcolatey.
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great American porter. A little hoppier than some, smooth body lots of roast and chocolate. Excellent drinking.
baraciisch (1523) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color... Aroma of chocolate, nutty malts... Flavor is sweet chocolate, nuts, caramel, moderately thick mouthfeel, palate is nutty with slight chocolate bitterness... Solid
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scottypostal (5) - Grass Valley, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate aroma and taste, very smooth. Nice dark creamy head. Love this porter.
maekchu (1762) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at dig beer baR. Fat pruney and burnt rubber phenolic nose. Translucent brown color. Rubber bands, chocolate, and wine-soaked raisins. Thin-medium body. This is thin, watery, and way too phenolic. The bar owner at Dig is well-known for taking good care of beer lines and serving beers in good condition. But I suspect that this one is not at its peak.
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Dig. Nose or roasty chocolate, umami, wine ro port, and lots of phenols-berries and rubber. Flavor is super phenoloc, tons of black berry and burnt rubber, with chocolate and lots of umami. Nice silky body. This could be good but the phenolic character makes it almost impossible to drink.