joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Roasted aroma of coffee, hops and grass with notes of pine needles.
Roasted flavour of coffee, hops and grass with notes of berries and acidic notes.
Tart and roasted finish.
yespr (26042) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy and dark brown with a lacing tan head. Light pinewood hoppy aroma and mild roasted malt. Flavour is distinct bitterhops and mild roasted malt in a not fully integrated mix. Ends bitter pinewood hoppy dry.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up from Westholme, Londis, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, had this 11-05-08 Pours deepest darkest brown with a small beige head. Good fruity roasted taste, marvellously flavoursome with a great punchy bitterness. There is just a smidgen of toffeeness in this but this is soon beaten back by the roasted bitter assault. A quite lovely porter that even allowing for some hoppiness seems to be a very good example of the style, I for one loved this.
Bragesnak (4646) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK, 230408
This is what a porter should be. Coffee dryness but with malty sweetness to balance it. Hop bitterness and flavor is low but present
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ The Cockney, Aarhus.
Pour deep black with a small creamy beige film head. Aroma is really amazing, coffee, roasted, chocolate - all very composed. Fine carbonation. Flavour is lovely too, rather dry, a little hops, good coffee, chocolate and cocoa. Very nice porter!
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in Blackfriers. Looks great in the glass. Aroma from cask in floural citrus hops, from pint has hints but dominated by chocolate malts. Taste is also packed with choc malts, quite hoppy for the style, but tasty and even me the hater of dark beers had a pint after work.
cgarvieuk (10996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... Deep black ... little iodine ... lots of roast malts ...little burnt chocolate ... decebt enough ... cask at bow ... deep brown black ... thin tan lacing ... big blackcurrant fruits nose...light roast huge blackcurrant stick on 3.4
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage from the Festival Bar at the Flower Pot, Derby 01/04/2007
Fruity and slightly rich aroma. Dark red coloured rich and fruity with some bitterness in a strong full roast finish.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Ealing BF. Nice, roasty, dry and with a slightly dusty mouthfeel. Nice chocolatey malt characters, slightly grainy, with some slight hop notes in the finish. Light and soft, and pretty decent. Nice.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask. Black colour with a tan film. Aroma is ok but a little too mellow. Milky yet dark flavour with some nice roasty coffee, barley and rich chocolate. Clearly well hopped especially in the bitter finish. Jolly good palate. Pretty good porter.