Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I think we got this at Abbot store in Cork? It is rich and more of a garnet brown than a ruby red, with a head that lasts forever. The aroma is also rich, spicy, and chocolatey with hints of mint. Very soft palate and is smooth. The body is not big enough to pick up all the subtleties in the aroma but the bready malt character is satisfying and the bright spiciness of the hops is too. Not bad at all.
meerbier (1468) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Fruity, herbal and light malty aroma. Brown colour, beige head, good lace. Malty, herbal, hint of blackberries, some laurel. Sparkling and dry. Like and Abbey Dubbel.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Lyoli. Pours light brown, semi-clear, with a fading beige head. Cocoa malts on the nose. Decent flavor, lightly roasty with some coffee, mocha notes, and some leafy, astringent bitterness. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Dry finish, lightly sweet with some faint tobacco, mocha and bread, with some roasty bitterness. Good stuff.
Gary (1324) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle conditioned) roasty , dark fruit nose. head was subtle -above ruby. Flavas are kinda sweet ,with some chocolate ,some hop resin like bitterness. a bit mild and repressed in texture but ok.
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned. Lovely smell of milky coffee. Very dark mahogany colour. Nice thin head with clumps of bubbles. Medium carbonation, slightly alkaline in the mouth and slightly warming. Milky, slightly acrid, slightly sour and a hint tart. Perhaps a touch metallic too. Very little hop as far as I can tell. Would have said it was a mild more than a porter but whatever it is, itís nice.
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[500ml bottle, Oddbins, Edinburgh] Pours thick and dark, with aromas of malt and chocolate. The ripe, juicy smell is tremendous, and the taste really follows on well. Rich, treacly warmth and molasses Ė itís a great example of a dark ruby porter, with aromas similar to Theakstonís Old Peculier, and that slight smokiness akin to Sinclair Orkney Dark Island, which is one of my all-time favourites. This is the best of Hobsonís bottled range, without question 
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Poured a clear, deep ruby with a slowly disappearing, small & bubbly beige head. Roasted malts, light coffee notes and berry aromas. Roasted malt again on the tongue with juicy, sweet red berries finishing with a dry & lingering malty bitterness. Light to medium body, medium carbonation & medium length finish. A fair porter but lacked a bit of body and fullness in all departments.
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BC. Chestnut, slim beige layer. Appetising burnt treacle, coffee, plum and coal aroma. Fine and slippery with a well-roasted creaminess gathering together toasted nuts, Nutella on burnt wholemeal, gravy..and a well-wrung brambly, hoppy undercurrent with touches of soap. Aftertaste ash, cocoa, blackcurrants, carbon. Well gluggable, plenty going on. A fine example.
tommann (2600) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a deep red/brown with a large light brown head. Aroma is chocolate and spice. Taste is mild coffee, some fruit on the finish, which is moderately bitter. A bit watery.
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As a representative of her Majestyís postal distribution service itís only fitting that I give this a go. Reddish-brown pour with an off white head. Blackberries, vanilla, raisins and cloves in the nose. Flavours of chocolate, malts, raisins, vanilla. Good hop/malt balance. Bitter, hoppy finsih.