Theydon_Bois (8302) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Budgens, at JF’s Calcutta Cup mini tasting - 02/02/13.
Extreme dark mahogony brown approaching light black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge.
Nose is big on roast malts, liqourice, burnt toffee, nutty tones.
Taste comprises roast malts, milk chocolate, biscuit, liqourice, nutty.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dryish in the finish.
A decent solid enough porter.
daniele (5348) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura buone note torrefatte caffe discreto amaro buona secchezza buona beva
Beerhunter111 (7169) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer aber schönen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv nach Kaffee, Vanille und Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht rauchig, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade.
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask - Dark roast and bittersweet chocolate. Jet black with a good beige head. Dark chocolate with a very light bitterness. More sweet dark chocolates than anything else. Pretty nice.
Bov (9452) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from a shop in London - Very dark brown with a beige foam left, fairly roasted aroma of mocha and tar, a respectable malt body, subtle carbonation and with some sweetness, a late but fair tart earthy bitterness, quite dry and long roasted coffeish aftertaste with hints of vanilla and caramel
witthatsbier (223) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours almost black with thin beige head that does not last
aroma is dark chocolate with a little malt
taste is bitter with dark chocolate and a bit of coffee shortish dry finish
Idiosynkrasie (3741) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Darkest brown colour late awakening and simultaneously diminishing, eventually small, frothy, minimally lacing, tan head. Chocolately dark malty aroma that can’t deny its grainy origin, some coffee and caramel, all with grainy residues, some husk. Taste is slightly bitter and roasty dark malty, hints of coffee surrogate, dark chocolate, some hay; soft carbonation, fluffy palate.
BeerViking (2441) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, pours black with no head, cocoa and a little coffee on the nose, initially sweet then with a sour-cherry tartness coming through, treacle and a little chocolate, burnt bitterness. hint of liquorice.
chrisv10 (10955) - DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 5%. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorce, medium sweet, hop and medium bitter.
DanielBrown (3786) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Doric Arch, London. Very good Porter, rich, sweet choc-tastic roast. Smooth and full flavoured. Sustains.
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Provenance Wines, shared with Ashton McCobb. Cheers Ash! Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aromas are quite light, but liquorice first, then earthy and dark chocolate comes through as it warms up. Taste brings some coffee, more chocolate. Nice creamy texture. Decent.