Grzesiek79 (2723) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Doskonaly Porter. Tradycja powstawania tego piwa w tym browarze mi imponuje. Piwo jest glebokie troche ciezkie, palony slod, troche wloskiego prazonego orzecha, zdziebko laski wanilli oraz odrobinka osadu na dnie. Elegandzka etykieta moze takze przyciagac. Finisz mocno wytrawny. Swietna krzepka uczta. Polecam.
johndoughty (3519) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought from a food and drink festival at Telford. Dark and something like a cross between a stout and a mild.
Malty and powerful with plenty of body.
DruncanVeasey (6593) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, 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.
banner001 (26) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colour - Dark brown and translucent. Carbonation - some, no head. Aroma - light smell of hops, slightly chocolatly. Initial taste - smooth ale with a light fizz, slight hoppy taste, tastes ’thicker’ than most, enjoyable. During - not too complex a flavour, slight hint of burnt treacle, a nice ale.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 Bottled. A dark brown beer with a red hue, and an off-white head. This is a lovely old fashioned mild. Dry and roasty smoky nose. Fruity malty dryness with some coffee hints in the taste. Very flavoursome. Score 3.6
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Score unaltered.
planky84 (1786) - , 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 Majesty’s postal distribution service it’s 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.
AndrewC (299) - 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, it’s nice.
Leighton (8584) - 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.
Beershine (5177) - 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.
Diogène (1056) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Mondial de la bière 2011. Clear dark brown-copper with a medium foamy beige head with excellent retention and nice lacing. Aroma is nutty with toasted malt, caramel, chocolate and brown sugar. Flavor is nutty notes, toasted malt, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, tobacco and coffee. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel.