Theydon_Bois (2957) - 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.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. Black beer with lasting tan head. Roasted chocciness. Tasty enough beer. Very decent to be honest, quite roasty, quite dark on the chocciness. Some dryness on the finish. Reminded me a bit of the London Fields one I had a bit earlier but a bit fuller due to the higher alcohol. Yep quite tasty I thought.
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oddbins, Blackheath. Black pour with a beige head. Chocolate ice cream, vanilla and coffee aroma. Coffee, sweet malt and licorice toffee flavour. Roasty finish. Nice.
cgarvieuk (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 cask at joshu brooks ...dark black ... smalll tan head ... soft mellow chocolate roast ...dark malts ... soft chocolate ... mellow toffee roast ...
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4th December 2012
Pigs Ear. Opaque black - brown beer, good sized tan head. Dry palate. Smooth dark malt, tangy fruits. A little minerals. Mild coffee and lactose. Semi dry finish. Decent.
Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Pigs Ear BF 2012, London. Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Moderately roasty aroma, light chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with dirty earth and dark cocoa. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry on the finish with earthy bitterness and cocoa. A smooth drinking porter. Good work.
jackl (2587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity @ Pigs Ear 2012. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is rich espresso, some vanilla, light chocolate and roasted wood. The taste is more rich, dry coffee. Chocolate cake, toffee, some charred grain. Smooth body, dry. Overall, a decent porter. Moncada have improved a bit in my eyes.