Theydon_Bois (7923) - 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.
witthatsbier (204) - 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 (3586) - 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 (2292) - 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 (10755) - 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 (3700) - 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 (2795) - 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.
AshtonMcCobb (2314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Provenance Wines.
Appearance - opaque black/brown with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - earthy, nutty and maybe some liquorice.
Taste - bitter chocolate and coffee grits with a creamy backbone.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a relatively fresh finish.
Overall - a good Porter.
jamestulloch (1228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Provenance Wines. Black body with a thin beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is exactly like a Galaxy Caramel, with a hint of coffee too. The coffee notes become more dominant on the taste, with the chocolate and caramel flavours playing supporting roles. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation fizz. A straightforward, flavoursome, easy drinking Porter.
Garrold (1081) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dram Shop, Sheffield. Nearly black. Halo of tan head. Wet leather. Burnt plastic. Mostly fire damaged outerwear materials, then? Weird, but not entirely unpleasant. Taste is fruity dry. Dark chocolate bitterness. Medium body. Dry, ashy, bitter finish.
olliejobbins (728) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with thin tanned head. Aroma is of dried fruit, a little alcohol and lots of coffee. Nice bitter chocolate and coffee taste. Smooth.