Theydon_Bois (11101) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF ’13, 13/08/13.
Mid black with a thin light tan head.
Nose is mellow light roast, vanilla essence, chocolate.
Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate, vanilla.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasty finish.
Decent enough porter.
mR_fr0g (4515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at gbbf 2013. Caramel pour no head. Aroma is wood headgerow berry and light roast. Clean roast some manure. Berry esters. Pretty solid.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice brown body with a tan head that had some retention and a little lace. Aroma had a nice mix of roasted and chocolate malts as well as a nice smoke note. Flavor seemed well balanced, but leaned ever so slightly towards the sweet chocolate malts. Finish was smooth and slightly dry. It was light on the palate, but still enjoyable.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Burnt malts and coffee come at the nose. The taste is a little too burnt for me. It’s a little thin for a porter and lacks balance, got an unpleasant feeling from the bitterness and lack of depth. I look forward to trying their other offerings though.
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light brown pour. Below average mouthfeel and body. Light roasted malt notes. Pretty lifeless and uninspiring.
Handypaul (292) - - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a thin light brown head that dissipates quickly. Nice aromas of molasses, smoke and burnt caramel. Nice balance of sweetness with bitter chocolate in a light to medium body, somewhat slick mouth feel, with average carbonation and a bitter finish. Pretty good.
rocbyter (1921) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate malt aroma. Brown color with a small tan head. Light bitter beginning that gets sweet in the middle and fades back to bitter in the finish.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark roasted coffee and a bit of smoke in the aroma. Medium to light bodied. Coffee and baking chocolate with a dry roasted finish.
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown-black with a beige head. I smell malt and hints of honey and dark fruit. The flavor is surprisingly much better than the bouquet. I taste balanced cereal, chocolate, coffee, and sweet roasted malts. It’s actually difficult to distinguish distinct flavors, because everything is balanced so perfectly. It finishes with subtle grassy hops and a pleasant soft maple syrup aftertaste.
hawker (15) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good basic porter. Lower alcohol content wont watee down the taste. Would drink again.