beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(05.09.06) Bomber bottle from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL Poured clear dark brown with a small white head. Soft carbonation. Roasted malt aroma. Medium bodied porter that starts dry with slight malt sweetness and expresso coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Finished dry with light lingering bitterness. Though rather thin, this porter is smooth, flavorable, and enjoyable.
Fin (7811) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at Sainsbury’s Kidlington. Aroma is sweet malty, roasted and coffeeish, colour dark brown, Malty in taste touch of sweetness, bit on the dry side but not a bad beer at all.
nick76 (4281) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma has candy, coffee, and a little smokey-earthy peat. The appearance is red/brown with a small tan head. The flavor is a little strange for a porter. I know I can taste the cork, with leather, caramel, coffee, and toasted malt. The palate is average for a porter. Overall it’s ok but not the best porter.
Palidor19 (3008) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a wonderful bouquet of candy and cocoa. taste however though a slight leather texture was a slight thin appearance. Tasty beer though
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is roasted sweetish malts with some good smoke and nuts. Taste is similar very drinkable, smokeyness is good.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BCA (from Sainsburys). Initially this is fairly malty with earthy hops, caramel and a little nutty roast. Fairly dry and quite drinkable in the mouth with building roastiness and a pleasantly light hoppy finish. Quite a drinkable porter in a slightly different way then many.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle from Sainsburys] Dense tan head atop a dark brown body. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, faint dried fruit, hint of coffee. full bodied, dry finish.
Furseth (1990) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red, with a big creamy light brown foam.Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and a sweeth smouth alc at the topp. Dark chocolate and a smouth round bitterness in the end. Long nice bitter finish. Full body.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is dark dark brown with a thin tan head...smell is cocoa and chocolate and quite inticing...the tast was sweet and and has lots of cocoa...finish was very quick and slight...
shadey (1929) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown almost black pour with a nice mocha creamy head. The aroma is roast and chocolate. The flavor is very well blended smooth dark malt and roast. The acid is slight and the sweetness counteracts it. A very nice porter. If this was common in the 1750, those folks were lucky.