Fin (8703) - 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.
DJMonarch (9166) - 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.
thewolf (11651) - 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!
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Poured with a small creamy head.Some chocolatre is present.as is bitterness,
Quite roasty and all round a pleasant well balanced porter.
Bragesnak (5395) - 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
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Appearance, thick coca-cola.
Light chocolatey aroma with dark malts, some biscuity notes nothing too strong though. A really rounded sweet (but not too sweet) flavour of burnt toast and vanilla. Lightly bitter finish which is awefully pleasant and leaves you glowing.
worldbeertaste (1778) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a brown tint and a creamy lasting tan head. Smell of light roast, sweet malt and berry. Medium thin flat body. Sweet chocolate start with a bitter smokey finish. Elements of berry, and coffee. Very nice and smooth.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (in NZ), pours black with a thin beige head. Roasted malt on the nose, chocolate and grassy. The mouthfeel is a little thin, roasted malt on a moderately dry and bitter palate. A good porter.
SaintMatty (6159) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown with some red tinges and a tan head. Hoppy and slightly soapy aroma with coffee and chocolate also noticeable. Chocolate and hops in the taste with a hoppy and slightly sour finish which features coffee.
sm89walt (1838) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - Guy Fawkes Inn, York. Very dark brown with a creamy one finger off-white head with good longevity leaving a full lacing. Chocolate on the nose with a touch of liquorice and a yeasty, slightly savoury note at the back. Dark choclate, roased malt, coffee on the tongue. A meaty, bitter medium length finish. Soft palate, very low carbonation.