YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too shabby. A thin beige head rested atop a dark brown body. Aroma held notes of smoke, dried fruit, hops, roasted malt, chocolate, toasted nuts. Medium body and smooth feel. The flavor had some sweetness balanced with a dry and bitter finish.
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & Dave B. -- courtesy of Dave B. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a large lasting foamy off-white head. Dry aroma of roasted malt, fruit and chocolate. Flavour’s also dry and roasty along with some yeast, coffee and a nice slightly hoppy and chocolatey finish. Medium bodied. Pretty different then what I expected from a "London Porter" and although it was quite simple, it was very pleasant.
Barrabass (31) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beige, Lacing diminishing head. Dark brown almost black colour. Smells old furnitures and bacon. Taste smokey and dark chocolate. Notes of cofee and a nice warming alcohol feeling.
larsniclas (5827) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, firm beige head.
Salt, coffee, licorice, chocolate... in both aroma and flavour.
Feels refreshing with a full body.
kramer (5228) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 oz bottle. Pours a translucent brown with a thinish beige head that receded to a thin covering. Aroma is fairly light with chocolate malt, caramel, dry yeastiness, and some hoppiness. Flavor is fairly hoppy up front for a Porter with alot of chocolate malt, and some toffee and coffee. Finish is dry and a little chalky with some husky graininess. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. A little watery late in the finish. Overall, drinkable but not a favorite. The more I had of it though, the more it grew on me.
SSSteve (3879) - - APR 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2006 pours looks thin. reddish brown. the head is brown in some areas and white in others. a very hoppy aroma with just a hint of roasty chocolate. very dry and chalky. bitter at first turning sweet. tons of coffee, roasted nut, chocolate, and hop notes. surprisingly robust and med-full bodied even though the aroma was very weak and the pour was thin.
HogTownHarry (6136) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy and Dave B, Dave’s bottle. Poured very dark mahogany with a huge beige head. Aroma is VERY dry, lots of yeast, toasty malt, plenty of dry UK hops, some appleseed bitterness, with hints of chocolate and coffee, even a bit of lactose - unusual and solid. Taste is similar to the aroma, yeasty and tart apricot on top of the light chocolate - interesting. Mouthfeel is average, roasty - nice. Really liked it, unusual - thanks, Dave!
notalush (5124) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first porter I’ve ever had from a corked 750, not that that makes a bit of difference - deep ruby color, with thin but lasting lace - very dry, espresso-like aroma, with some background date and fig, some chocolate - quite bright and fruity at first, but this settles as a dry, cocoa-like flavor and abundant dark roast coffee settle in - a very gentle, refined, subtle english porter - I like it very much.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a nice tan head. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee and nuts with a little caramel. Flavor is smooth with lots of chocolate and dark malts and coffee with little hops. FInish is still smooth with a bite of bitterness.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought this was great! Soft aroma of toffee and roast, fairly thin pour - brownish crimson. Off the charts drinkability. Lots of coffee, toffee and toasted caramel. Quite quaffable and tasty.