Fin (6679) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, gravity at The Orchard Inn, Bristol, 27.01.12 Lovely beer, nutty, indulgent and so smooth. Some light woodiness, lightly roasty but just classy. I love this, the colour btw is dark brown with a filmy head. Lazy rating, enjoying this too much. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9
Mortlach (884) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19/04/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (handpump). Nera impenetrabile con riflessi prugna, schiuma modesta, biancastra e frizzante. Aroma intenso di malti fruttati, una punta di fruttato (mela), un finale lievemente affumicato. In bocca è appena luppolata, con un finale tostato, lievemente affumicato. Consistenza oleosa, molto beverina, manca un po’ di corpo. Porter sui generis, ma ottima!
imdownthepub (9212) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest. Murky ebony with no head. This wasn’t released until the afternoon of the last day of the Festival as it hadn’t cleared, but i was certainly glad it was released. Rich, fruity flavours, quite plummy and full, heavy, sweetish malts, a real pleasure, just a shame it wasn’t in perfect nick.
Labove (426) - Rome, ITALY - APR 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Porter straordinaria, scende giù che è una bellezza. Delicata, fruttata, caramellata, è una vera delizia per il palato!
evergreen0199 (1645) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A near black coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Pleasant roasted coffee aroma. Tastes of roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, malty, hint of port. A little thin but still reasonably good.
Japalo (950) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ basserie 4:20 Roasted cereals. Pellucide black! Thin body and head. Licorice. Prefer a stronger porter but impressive to so make so much taste out of this thin porter.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpull cask condition at CP&K. Very deep chestnut. After the Grockle this is quite toned down. Some ok dark fruits. Good darkish malt. Juicy on finish. Decent.
sm89walt (1667) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Poured a dark brown with a lasting foamy tan head depositing a scattered lace. Smoke, roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Goody, dry roasty malt flavours with some smoke and a berry tang. Medium, soft body with a lasting dry, smokey & earthy bitterness.
ladnewton (1247) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at CPK, Pimlico on 15th October 2010. Deep brown with whitish head and some lacing. Malty aroma and touch of smoke; lemon citrus and burnt malts in-mouth. Citric finish and some bitterness. I liked how the flavours alternate in the mouth; engaging texture.
downender (5663) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 30/03/10. Near black in colour with a slight white head. Aroma of dark fruits and roasted malts. Flavour started slightly sweet, with some milk chocolate and blackberries, before a roasty dry finish. The effect of the port was absent, but still pretty enjoyable.