scantron (63) - Ontario, - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 26, 2013; 7.4% abv, 650 mL, branded stemware
Complex spice aromas - vanilla, alcoholic spice. Dark fruits and thick malts also present. Pours a clear mahogany with thin tan head, leaves a nice lace. Generally malt character with a slightly acidic taste. vanilla, licorice, booze - all present. Slightly watery body, which is surprising. Bitey carbonation is nice. A pretty good offering.
jb (2511) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting - wonder what the scottish aversion to hops is? Very sweet/malty nose, molasses seems right. Taste is similar but at the end a bit of smoke and dryness rescues it from being cloying. It was okay, but wonít earn a spot in the fridge as a rotational porter.
smroush (124) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of molasses and oak spice. Hops pretty subdued.
Color is a pretty dark brown; small light tan head.
Taste is fairly sweet, with the molasses apparent; pretty light on the bitterness.
Medium body; texture just slightly oily/slick; carbonation just a bit above average; finish is a little weak - mostly sweet and malty.
Overall not bad but a bit simple, lacking the chocolate, coffee and roasted flavors of better porters.
hman43 (604) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours brown with a brown head. It has aromas of bananas, molasses, and a hint of chocolate. It has sweet flavors from the molasses and chocolate with alcohol as well. It does have slight alcohol warming on the way down.
imdownthepub (11386) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 330ml from Tesco in Banbury. Dark brown with cream to tan head. Another really sweet beer from Innis & Gunn, there is a treacle element giving a certain richness then a saccharin fruitiness. Maltose notes. Itís okay but I donít want to have it again.
BBHansen (411) - KÝge, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Winter Treacle Porter) @ PrśstÝ shelte w friends/chef/boilermaker. Appearance: Pours clear dark brown with ok off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste notes: caramel, biscuit, toffee, nuts and some chocolate hints. palette: low to medium aroma, low to average carbonation, medium body, average to notable barley sweetness, low to medium bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: ok pale porter with a lot of malt profile
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample sent for review Oct 2013. Yes, itís sat around in a clear bottle all this time, but at least in a case in my dark cellar. After a bit of foam peeks into the top of the neck, it easily pours into my with just a bit of fizzy head. Deep ruby color. First sniff allows notes of pear and applesauce. Taste has a bit of treacle flavor, but itís actually rather dry. So I think it has aged past what the brewers intended, but it has no off flavors, just some changes. Mouthfeel remains pretty fizzy. A bit of banana after going halfway through. Can not catch much oak here, probably the treacle overpowers it. Alcohol warming finally starts in toward the end of the bottle.
niquillis (1789) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Aldi as Winter Treacle Porter. Pours black brown with a tan head. Bit of a face puller at first, settles to a pleasant enough bitter porter with plenty of black treacle.
Fin (8322) - 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 (333) - 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.
Pumpkin87 (128) - - 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.