TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from BW. Bottle opens with an unimpressive pop - not sure how much bottle conditioning is happening. Clear, mahogany pour with red highlights and a medium beige head with excellent retention and leaving heavy lace. Medium body with moderate, fine carbonation and a creamy mouth feel. Nose is medium roast malt, molasses and chocolate. Chocolate, toffee, raisins, coffee, brown sugar and molasses. Hop profile is low, with some subtle spices Finish is medium, dry and roasty. Very well integrated, delicious and sessionable. Almost perfect.
BenL8 (59) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 18, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Beautiful appearance. Nice thick foam which dissipates rather quickly. Pours a very dark brown which is clear. Aroma is complex, lots of dark malts and quite spicy. Some biscuit and chocolate aromas and a herbal earthy note. Mouthfeel is pleasant and rather thick, medium body and carbonation. Flavour is similar to aroma: complex and malty, with plenty of dark malts. Has a very pleasant hoppy-herbal and earthy note which I really enjoy. Chocolate is pronounced. The bitterness is very nicely balanced with the maltiness, brilliant balance overall. Brilliant beer, one of the best porters I?ve had, pretty much defines the London porter in my opinion.
MrsColumbo (1) - Wien, AUSTRIA - JUN 8, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber colour, fluffy head. Sadly the whole batch seems to have survived an earthquake so pouring was quite some task. Very prominent alcohol note, chocolate, sweet malt. Very pleasant after work draft.
BeerRenter76 (721) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally rated on 8/1/08. It poured a deep mohagany, amber when held up to light, with a thick tan head. There wasnt much aroma to speak of. The flavor was overwhelming of alcohol i couldnt believe that it was only 6.5%, the other flavors were cherries, roasted malt, caramel and a little chocolate, but the alcohol drowned them out. If it wasnt for that i would have rated it higher.
MelvinKalksma (809) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and hops.
Turbid ruby/dark brown beer with a slight off-white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and chocolate; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts, coffee and hops.
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ciemnobrunatny w barwie o palonej duzej pianie. W zapachu dominuje karmel i kawowe nuty. W smaku karmel,lukrecja,czekolada,kawa .mimo 7 procent malo czuc alkohol. B.Dobry przyklad gatunku.
AndySnow (6520) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Tasting 2015-10-09, bought at the brewery.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Liquorice, dried fruit, coffee, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, chocolate, roasted malt.
TheKernOwl (165) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
- Nose: restrained BBQ charcoal + sweet cola/caramel + dusting of ground coffee/cocoa
- Body: medium-weight, roast-y cocoa + slight rum baba sweetness : restrained charcoal + sweet cola/caramel + dusting of ground coffee
- Finish: dry finish – wispy, like Porterhouse’s porters.
- Refined porter, plenty poise.
IOzh (113) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - NOV 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Dark brown body with medium head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some resins. Body is light. Taste coffee and malty with bitter finish. OK beer.
altonbrownd (5419) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/13/2009 6:33:33 AM Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown body with nice, white head. Nice roasty nose of chocolate and malts. Taste of coffee, chocolate, roasty malts. A bit sour and milky too. A really nice porter by an excellent brewery.
Bif (1985) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a nice head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malt with a subtle touch of chocolate and coffee. Easy bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, nicely crafted, as the chocolate and coffee compliment not overpower the brew. Enjoyable beer to relax with.