kermis (3649) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Deanís sticky table tasting. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (2593) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Deansoís monthly RB tasting, July 2013. Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy tan head and some broken lace. The aroma is weak dry malt leading to a medium bitter, malty, weak, mild like watery flavour. A decent beer, but I canít understand the high rating.
Zer0 (784) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours almost Black. Aroma is chocolate, weak coffee and some lemon. Medium body with light carbonation. Not so good.
tampierre (562) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,chocolate,roasted and fruity aroma ; Very dark brown color with smaller lasting head ; Sweeter taste with long bitter finish ; Medium body ; Nicely balanced ; Superb porter.
BritAlesRule (211) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Leading off with almost no head, I catch the aroma of biscuit, raisin, hard water, more dark fruits and leather. Taste is astringent, deep dark fruits, chocolate, and some leathery tobacco and bread foundation that is awesome. A little plum and cordial alcohol on the finish. Smooth medium mouthfeel. Great Porter.
TheEpeeist (3047) - 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 (153) - 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 (995) - 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 (1604) - 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 (288) - 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.