Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 30/11/12.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin bubbly tan head that retains well. Good lacing ensues.
Nose comprises roast malts, pinch of tobacco, molasses, dark fruits.
Tastes follows, very subtle dose of coffee evident in the taste, but couldn’t really detect this on the nose.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Reddish brown colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is bready and sweet malty with some slight roasted notes as well. Also some slight coffee and ashes as it warms up a bit. Flavour is sweet malts, some roasted notes with mild coffee and chocolate. Ashes and slgiht vanilla also their. Finishes in a quite black cold coffeeish sourish bitterness. Balanced and quite a nice Porter!
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned Handpump Scarborough Leeds. A black beer with a whitish head and lacing. Good coffee in the nose which follows through to the mouth where the flavours are sadly too thin. There’s a hint of veg too but otherwise OK.
EdKing (1848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in The Dog & Duck. Clear very dark brown, reddish at edges. Nose is ale fruity, caramel and then the coffee coming through. Taste is lactic, coffee, undercurrent of ale flavours. A light ale-ish porter but with a nice coffee hit and great colour.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Off tap at the Brunswick. Pours thin black with a thin tanned head. Lots of coffee but not much else. Slightly carbonated with a bitter finish.
Beersiveknown (2877) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown black with chocolate and subtle coffee. Good medium body and carbonation with a rich chocolate and malt finish with aa touch more coffee.
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. The Old White Swan, York. Thin off white head. Black body. Coffee. Bitter. Dry bittersweet finish.
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Pineapple beer fest. Very dark red, almost black colour. No head. Soft in the mouth, nice feel. Aroma is quite fruity, and lots of creamy coffee. Little bit of spice. Not wildly exciting taste, but very smooth and drinkable. Maybe a little bit nutty. No carbonation.
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Drum and Monkey. Deep bordeaux red colour, beige head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, bit of fruits. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, fruits, little dusty. A bit light bodied. Fairly dry finish.
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ 27th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2010, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.
Clear dark brown red colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, light chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.