Rob_D_UK (598) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby red colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, some roasted malts and fruits. Flavour is plum, caramel malts, some hops and toffee.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Conditioned from Open All Hours, Keswick. Dark Ruby. Aroma of roast barley with plums, prunes, caramel, smoke. Good mouthfeel and finish has some unexpected hop.
gegwilson (531) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the hog’s back brewery shop in Tongham. Pours deep mahogany with a small tan head. Flavours are sweet with fruit cake, sherry and something a little woody. Maybe just a slight vegetable note, but otherwise very good.
angelkostvo (505) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black but transperant like darker cola, no head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, roasted malt, plums jam. Taste is light , light bitter quite good balance. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Interesting and nice.
AdiBeer (468) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: toasted malts, caramel malts, roasted flavours. Appearance: dark brown, small creamy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, roasted, toasted flavours again. Overall: very nice English Strong Ale. Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Croydon BF ’07. Aroma is dark fruit, berries, coffee and roast malts. Taste is fruity, raisins, caramel, dark malts. Finish is sweet. Pretty nice.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown colour, the head lasts only few seconds. The aroma is hoppy and very spicy, quite disappointing. The flavour is lighter than I expected, with roasted malts, a port taste and some spicy hints (coriander above all). The finish is quite hoppy and bitter. Quite balanced and particular, but not really one of my favourite beers. Anyway, I don't think this beer could be considered a true porter beer...
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby with small ligth bron head. Aroma has hints of roasted malt and sweetness. Bitter sweet taste with some roastedness. Nice and smooth
evilsoc (191) - WALES - APR 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle conditioned version: Deep red. Musty, woody and fruity aromas. Slightly solvent. Oily mouth feel with a touch of welcome sourness amongst the malty dark fruit flavours. The alcohol is obvious and some hops come from nowhere to linger nicely. There are several good seperate elements of this but whether they come together to form one really good beer may depend on taste. I think it’s fairly good.
peter48er (177) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned 500ml @ home. Ruby coloured, not heavily carbonated,with a small off white head. Strong flavour of malt with some vanilla and a little liqourice. Alcohol quite noticeable on the tongue. A very easy drinking ’old ale’ type of beer which went down extremely well.