abemorsten (3081) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle at Cardinal. Deep clear mahogany colored body with a beige film. Mellow roasted nose. Soft and clean. Well balanced toasted notes and mild bitternes. Calm roasted bitter finish. Most enjoyable.
Sigmund (5571) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle conditioned, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.8%. The main label calls the beer a "rich ruby porter", while a side label calls it a "strong mild". Whatever - it is a decent beer anyway. Mahogany coloured beer, clear first, hazy when the yeast is poured in the end. Low beige head. Moderate natural carbonation. Malty aroma and flavour with mild roasty notes, hints of ripe berries, chocolate and mild coffee. Not very sweet, a moderate bitterness in the finish. Not bad, and "very English".
garthicus (2774) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Appearance: very dark brown, boarding black. Small tan head. Aroma: mild red wine notes, some chocolate, grassy, malty. Flavour: Medium mouthfeel with a nice light chocolate flavour, malty with long dry finish. Simple and nice.
Ratattack (2) - - NOV 9, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice winters beer, enjoyable while watching the logs burn on the fire. Strong tastes with chocolate overtones.
Worth Santa coming down the chimney for!
SarkyNorthener (2768) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown. Malt aroma. Taste is of malts and dark chocolate. Medium bodied. Not one of the best porters, just average.
jmgreenuk (5532) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin white head. Big malty aroma with hints of citrus. Lots of malt in the flavour with hints of vanilla. You could almost chew this beer! There is almost no bitterness and the finish is very smooth. This is an excellent beer that would be perfect for a session.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Hazy dark brown beer. Some light malt - toffee. Not much else going on apart from a little hop bitterness.
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My original review was of a bottle: I had it in cask form during Dec 2011: lovely and even better than the bottled version in my opinion.
Brown bottle conditioned real ale, best before 23 Jan 2008, drank on 28 Apr 2007.
This beer is a celebration of the life and times of Simon Evans (1895-1940). Badly effected by poisonuos gas in WW1, he settled in Cleobury Mortimer, becoming a postman, he walked 18 miles a day on his round; a novelist and short story writer, he wrote about the villages and the people he met on his daily walk.
The beer is produced with the following ingrediants: Maris Otter Pale Ale Malted Barley, Dark Crystal Malt, Pale Chocolate Malt and Wheat, Yeast, Salt, Vanilla, Positive caramel (E150c). The hops used are Worestershire Fuggles and Goldings.
Poured into a pint sleeve glass.
Ruby Red, clear and interesting, no head, just a wisp of an off white scum around the glass, pity, I like to see a full head on a beer.
The chocolate malts and caramel dominate the aroma, with burnt toast adding to the smell.
Bournville dark chocolate flavour, but slightly burnt malts too, I was expecting more of a tang to it.
Smooth and easy mouthfeel, not overly clingy, but the flavours stay in the mouth.
All in all, a very good bottle of beer, I have one more left, I intend to stack it away for next winter and bring it out on a cold evening by the fire.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Almost clear brownish amber, small head. Dry and firm with grainy malt and noted of chocolate. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Salty aniseed finish.
RichardGretton (4380) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish black beer with a small soon disappearing head. The aroma is gently malty and roasted, and the flavour is roasted with a good bitter finish. Overall a nice porter.
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