Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a clear, ruby-brown with a vaguely tan head. Aroma has light to medium roast malts, with notes of blackberry jumping forth. Medium sweet flavor of mild roastiness, nice dark fruits. Medium bodied with fine, tingly carbonation. Decent finish, some sugar, fruits, roasty bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Not bad.
dtater (27) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma & a pleasant porter from start to finish. Good brew just nothing stood out.
Cuso (3633) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Maypole, Cambridge.
Very dark brown color with medium off-white head. Roasted malt aroma together with, coffee, chocolate, citrus hops. Taste, roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, caramel, big amount of floral hops. Hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
OwainTurner (283) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, thick head.... Malty, Bitter, very smooth... lovely - flavour develops nicely.
jjsint (418) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownish black porter, tastes of liquorice, caramel with woody/smoke overtones. Intensely satisfying. Note that it is often sold under ’Growler Brewery’ imagery although Nethergate remains the brewery name.
Theydon_Bois (6391) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Merchants Inn, Rugby - 17/04/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a good sized beige head that retains well.
Nose is treacle toffee, dark malts, light strains of coffee, grain, mineral notes.
Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, background chocolate, dark fruits, nutty tones.
Medium bodied with a little bite, moderate carbonation, dry in the finish with a hint of bitterness.
Grumbo (449) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask from The Ivory Peg, Chelmsford. Dark brown, with quite strong roasted biscuit aroma. Enjoyable, though was served a little too cold which may have affected the appreciation of the beer as have had this better before, elsewhere. May re-rate after next time.
VastActiv (1975) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with thick white head. Aromas and flavours are chocolate, fruits and sweet malts.
jmgreenuk (3221) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Maypole, Cambridge. Golden brown pour with a broken white head. Fruity aroma with a smooth bitter malty taste. Lovely palate. A super ale and probably better cask than bottled.
mike_77 (2650) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa. Flavour is sweet and a bit sticky. Nice malty flavour. A bit like malt loaf.
HogTownHarry (5975) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpull at Southampton Arms. Ruby pour, small tan frothy head. Nutty caramel and nougat aroma, a little sweet. Taste follows, a bit of tart treacle, not much alcohol. Not sure if this wants to be a brown ale or an old ale - a bit sour, malty, mild carbonation, fairly quick finish, slightly sour malty aftertaste. Not bad, not sure what to think.