gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pint at The Captain James Lang (JDW) in Dumbarton. Very dark colour with a fairly large head. Which is almost white.
allmyvinyl (9163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the white lady. Pours clear chestnut brown, thin off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts. Taste is raisins, plums, more chocolate. Chalky finish.
mr_h (4640) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by hand-pump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear chestnut brown, thin creamy beige head, faintest toffee aroma, near perfect lacing, sweetish toffee with hint of chocolate, soft carbonation, slightly creamy, oily, easy to drink
JanEric (1169) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cast at the Beehive Inn Edinburgh. (30-12-2014). Dark to black coloured and a thick off white head. Chocoltae and some coffee in the aroma and taste. Medium body and a refreshening aftertaste and finish.
Scopey (11951) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Three Judges, Glasgow. It pours clear brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, wood, leather, cocoa, caramel and dried fruits. The taste is toasty, earth, wood, leather and brown bread with a dry finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. No real depth to it and a touch thin. Basic.
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the Standing Order.
Appearance - black with a lovely toffee coloured chink at the bottom.
Nose - praline and some liquorice as the head subsides.
Taste - more praline with a chocolate background. Some apple on there too.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - yeah like a fresher style of porter. The fresh notes do stick out a wee bit on the taste though.
Beersiveknown (4945) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@sir Walter Scott, Edinburgh airport. Ruby tinged dark brown with creamy tan head. Redcurrant and milk chocolate nose. Rich roast malt, vegetation, blackberries, gentle carbonation. Touch if burnt toast. Nice session mild.
tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this at the Bull Inn, Paisley in April 2006. Cask, handpump dispense. Ruby black in colour with a thick creamy white head. Very like Auld Scoop in colour. Sweet syrupy raisin fruit in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts gives a rich maltloaf base with raisin, sultanas and brambles. There is a hint of hop resins in the aftertaste but short lived. Finish is sweet and fruity with plump raisins present right to the end. An excellent session Scottish Porter and highly recommended.
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at the Swindon beer festival 27/10/2011. Near black with a slight tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, plain chocolate and charcoal. Flavour had plenty more fruit, black coffee and a dryish finish with a touch of hoppiness, Enjoyable.
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Old Mill, Brodie
Appearance - Brown, with ruby edges in glass. 1 finger thick white head.
Aroma - Caramel malts, a little roast, whiff of vegetables.
Taste - Roasted malts, some coffee, dark bitter chocolate, fruity malts, although many flavours were muted and not well balanced.
Palate - Very bitter dry finish, rather astringent and unpleasant
Overall - OK but not great. I’ve had this before and it has been much better. Probably a dodgy batch. Needs re-rating in future. 230711