TheEpeeist (2821) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head that leaves a few spots. Nose is peanut and coffee with hints of caramel and smoke. Milky medium body with a tang. Taste is French roast, chicory, carob and Dr. Pepper. Finishes dry and bitter with black licorice. Itís got that iconic feel but pales to the newer brews.
Hugh (148) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beery beacon of light shone out bank of cardboard beers, and lo! Tíwas the kind of beer youíd expect to pay a fiver for from some up and coming craft brewer, not two quid in Sainsburys.
allmyvinyl (79) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle shared - cheers Steven! Pours dark brown with thin white head. Smells of stone fruit and sugar. Tastes a bit too sweet to me. No discernible hops at all. Bit disappointing.
joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head, rich malty aroma, the taste is soft and has a light bitter taste with fruit with a dry finish.
BeerZack (266) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting mix of things in the aroma. On the surface itís tootsie roll chocolate and prunes, but then thereís vanilla, pipe tobacco, treacle and marzipan. Despite complexity, still seems a bit sweet and almost reminds me of black cherry soda pop when itís cold. As it warms a more umami soy sauce like flavor develops.
Beer3000 (3727) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml sampled in 2009. Dark reddish brown body with a big, creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor has light roasted, dark malt, chocolate, dry fruit and hint of warming alcohol. Fine body, good aftertaste and a god balance. Very nice porter.
deanso (3198) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick off white head. clear black pour. lovely smooth chocolate notes. Nice and smooth.
mighty_meadow (102) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury. Pours black with big but short lived beige head. Smells of tobacco and dark fruit. Tastes of plum, prunes, chocolate and tobacco. Nice bitter finish after all the sweetness.
3fourths (6960) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. mostly clear cola colored body with a short tan head. the roast provides a powdery chocolate aroma with only a slight roasted-husk resemblance. lightly dusty / earthy and mossy English ale yeast. plum esters and nutty and toasty pale malt. sweet, toasty, a tad chalky / husky, medium-low bitterness, moderate acidity. early on itís a bit watery and fizzy for itís size, but as it warms it really starts to come together - rich cookie crumb toasty malt with a quietly lush and full malt mouthfeel.
toshe (14) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost no head and basic blackish brown for pour. Very sweet Chocolate toffee malt taste. Very smooth and creamy with almost no hop. I have never had porter this sweet and complex in taste and aroma before love it to death!!!.