GarethYoung (1111) - 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 (2077) - 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 (2068) - 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.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very smooth and gentle porter, nice mouthfeel with just the right levels of carbonation and roasted acidity. Semi sweet chocolate and creamy coffee, a little bit of sweet fruitiness comes through as it warms, not overly complex, but worth trying.
thedm (5499) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This corked and caged bottled brew poured a large sized head of foam under a frothy top of fine to large sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a semi-transparent dark ruby red brown colored softly carbonated body. The aroma was mild with sweet dark malty notes. The mouth feel was smooth initially and tingly in the finish with a mild sweet mild hop aftertaste. The flavor was thin with malty slightly hoppy mild dark malt notes.
harrisoni (16863) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle from Sainsbury. What a surprise this was on a Monday evening to find this and the IPA in my local store. Very dark brown colour with thick lasting beige head. Choc/coffee/dry charcoal. Intense flavours in the mouth. Good fruit, black cherry, plum. Really like it. Bit too carbonated.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A refreshing porter taht will complement many foods very well. Very dark brownish red body with a thin head. Caramel and cocoa in the aroma. Pleasantly malty. Slightly sweet with lactose, but a smooth, refreshing clean finish.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black red-ish colour. Thin beige head. Acidic and fruity with som burnt notes. Acidic in flavour as well with hints of malt. Dry finish.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Ruby brown, not as dark as suspected, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Pale bready aroma, not very roasty, otherwise semi-sweet. Fairly sweet malty flavor, semi-sweet roasted malt, not sour like the London style. Low hop profile, unlike most PNW styles. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Finishes semi-sweet, very pale roasted malts, somewhat like a belgian in its sweetness. Not heavy, fairly light in fact. Thanks to the real Larry for this one!