Fin (8099) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle that dad left here prior to Rotterdam trip, (erm, cheers dad, I think) consumed at home Thursday 2nd April 2015 Pours amber very dark brown looks a little bit like coca cola. Really sweet with wafts of toffee, caramel, sticky dark fruits and touch of chocolate on the nose, sounds great but a bit overload. More of the same in the mouth, itís far too sweet in the which you sort of expected, some woodiness, not great at all.A5 A3 T4 P2 Ov9 2.3
redders1974 (151) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drunk in a bottle under the alias treacle porter pours like flat coca cola with very quick disappearing head tastes sweet and syrupy very light for a porter sounds better than it tastes missing the tan head and smokey taste of a great porter.
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black colour. Aroma is a bit soapy. Taste is of treacle and some sweetness. Syrupy malts on the palate
Pumpkin87 (85) - - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks dark brown, but in the glass itís a deep garnet, beautiful against the light. Thick mocha head reduces quickly, with minimal lacing.
Nose is malt, roast, nuts, brown sugar on the edge of burnt. Thereís a nice Scotch edge to the taste, but without an alcohol burn. The other flavors follow the aroma, with a lighter body than expected. For a porter, itís smooth and sprightly.
A very decent brew, sessionable without grabbing attention.
wlajwl (4316) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is grapes, malts and slightly perfumed. The flavor is grapes, dark malts, mild smokiness, mild/medium sweetness and a mildly acidic/tart finish.
scotchzombie (399) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark brown with a bubbly character and a large lacy tan head that fades to a strong rim and coating. Aroma is dark malts, molasses and a touch of brown sugar. Very scotch ale like. Taste follows the aroma but with some boozy bitterness and an oaky roasted finish. Quite an active mouthfeel. Another review suggested this beer tastes like Jim Beam and Coke and I think that is a spot-on characterization. Almost no detectable chocolate flavor. This is a unique beer and well-made, but not one for the ages.
jrodooo5 (1151) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good deep brown pour w/ a tan head that leaves lacing. The aroma is very nice! It reminds me of a Jim beam & coke & an aroma truly unique to a y beer that Iíve ever come across. The taste is far more of a scotch ale than a porter. Itís caramel sweet & lacking in any chocolate or roasty notes. I like the originality but whether or not it pulls it off, is in the palate of the beholder!
dchad56 (58) - - JAN 15, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Chocolate and very treacle, dark red and dense with very minimal head. Very treacle taste - too sweet for my taste. Fairly thin, flat carbonation. Not a favorite.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweetness of treacle?. Taste is roasted malt, treacle. Low carbonation. OK beer. So-so lacing.
BierMeHoos (268) - Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured beer from 11.2 oz brown bottle. Appearance looks expresso dark. Aroma with molasses along with a fruit note. Taste is mild booze, caramel, nuts, and brown sugar. Palate is medium but syrupy. Pretty good but very molasses-y, lol.