Svesse (5195) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, London, 24 Apr 2013) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, raisins, prunes and a generous roasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well made porter. Very nice.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Southampton Arms London 22/04/13. A black beer with an off-white ring of head. Burnt malts in the nose. Coffee in the mouth. A bit of fruit. Not a massive flavour hit but it’s OK.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. Almost black beer with a thin lasting beige head. Choc aroma and some roasty smokiness. Quite a tasty porter with plenty of good complex malty flavour and a dry finish. Dark choc flavours. A rather lovely dark beer.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewery taproom, 30/03/13.
Mid black with a decent sized frothy tan head.
Nose carries roast malts, molasses, brown sugars.
Taste comprises roast malt, light chocolate notes, molasses, licqourice.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, dry roasty finish,
evergreen0199 (1327) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Crosse Keys (Wetherspoons), Gracechurch Street, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate. Fine but a little on the thin side.
anders37 (12664) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
yespr (25929) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate malty and light caramelish. Roasted malty, light bitter and chocolate malty. Lingering roasted malty finish.
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Black pour with a tan head. Coffee, dark chocolate and smoke aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee and raisin flavour. Dry.
Leighton (6903) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the CBC Tune-Up, London. Pours black-brown with a light, beige foam head. Tobacco and roast aroma, some leather and dirt. Medium sweet flavor, lightly tangy dark malts, with moderate roast and some dry cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry to finish with some dusty cocoa and lightly tangy, darkly toasted malts. Nice porter.
Scopey (3229) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at my Pre-CBC Tune-Up Tasting, thanks to jackl. It pours very dark brown, with a thin, light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, caramel, meat and charcoal. The taste is caramel, roasted malt, slight tangy, bitter chocolate, wood and tree bark, with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A decent, easy drinking porter.