HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2007 75cl bottle. Malty aroma but little else. Pours ruby colour with tan head. Compared with other ales I have tasted recently, this one was disappiointing in the flavour department. Hints of prunes and coffee; not particularly complex. Quite thin and dull on the palate. The bottle says "Our Porter is based on a recipe from 1750", well, fortunately for me, other ales have moved on since then.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle as in picture. Pours dark brown with a good tan head. The aroma and taste are both dominated by sweet roasted malts. Decent finish and good body. Not the most complex of beers, but very enjoyable.
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 11, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is not signifcant. The flavor is complex. Caramel, lots of malt, a little graininess in the finish. Excellently flavored and not too sweet. One of, if not, the best porters I’ve ever had.
diabel (1650) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Clear, dark body. Rocky, brown head. Aroma of burnt malts, liquor, panncakes (with sirupe), ... Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavour. Quite weak, a bit watery flavour.
Stine (1733) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Muddy Pig. Almost black pour, kind of airy and thin. Aroma of cured salami, bonfire and Maxwell House. A swift hint of an empty hoppiness. Plain and uninspiring taste. Tepid qualities of nutty roasted malts and mocha, finishing watery and short. Slippery and somewhat smoky in the mouth. Pretty much right on for style.
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark opaque brown. Strongly roasted malt, almost smokey, with notes of coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth. Nicely balanced with an initially sweetness that is overtaken by a firm bitterness.
jed314 (6) - Sedro-Woolley, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark brown, minimal head. Aromas mostly of roasted malts and subtle dark fruits. Flavors of sweet roasty malts and some mineral and earth notes. Not as full bodied as i was expecting but still maintained a great balance.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a weak coffee color with a short-lived creamy head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate, with a distinct nutty chalky character. Good roasted malts. Sweet and smoky, with a dry finish. Lots of chocolate in the flavor. Prunes and dates. If this beer had more alcohol, it would be even better - this would really be awesome with a creamier mouthfeel. Nice clean beer, and very drinkable.
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2007. Dark brown (almost black) - light brown head. Roasted, burned, chokolate, malty, dreid dark fruits, light sweetness, dry, raisins, licorice. Style-clean... spot-on !!
nimbleprop (6651) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a watery, fizzy looking caramel brown color with a fizzy white head. Smells extremely malty, malt is the only aroma I can get with maybe a touch of nuts. Initial flavor is sweet like dark candy and root beer, with nutty and woody touchesLasting finish of coffee and heavy malt. Doesn’t look or smell great, but tastes pretty good.