KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) frothy light brown head that to some extent lasted throughout and produced some really nice spotty lacing.
The aroma was kind of mild of a roasted dark bread malt and an earthy yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee and just a bit of toffee.
The taste was mildly sweet and malty with a slight toffee note in the beginning with a taste progressing into a slight bitter sweet roasty flavor with a noticeable infusion of chocolate and a moderate coffee presence at the end. The flavor lasted only a short while with the chocolate coffee flavor fading fast.
Mouthfeel was just about medium in body and smooth and creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation.
Overall a slightly passive tasting Porter, with that being said it is still quite delightful to drink.
gegwilson (619) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Glug in Newcastle. Pored black with a tan head. Quite sweet with coffee and some red fruit notes. Quite a hoppy finish. A nice solid porter.
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Exmouth Arms, London on 15 February 2014. Poured a very dark brown colour with some amber hue and a dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses and mild tobacco. Coffee flavours with notes of dark fruit and chocolate malt. Finish was dark chocolate and espresso, mixed with sweet brown sugar.
hockey9930 (65) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle dark red to black. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste of coffee, a little chocolate, dark malt. Hops don’t come out at all till the end with a slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied with a lightly creamy texture.
fugitive (1234) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color dark brown with small head. Aroma roasted, carame, chocolate. Taste sweet, chocolate, caramel, some coffee.
EyeAmBaldman (122) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma is almost non-existent but it is a bit funky. Has an almost sour note to it. Taste is initially ok like a good porter, but has that same funky backend that turned me off. Hard to tell what that taste is...it’s just not good. Once again, I get burned by a beer with a fish on the label.
achtungpv (205) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin for a porter. Nice coffee overtones without the bitterness. Pretty decent beer.
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kidmartinek (3303) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown beer with clarity. Fizzy tan head. Roasty malt aroma. The body is a bit thin. Otherwise well balanced.
UncleKorm (644) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery, pours a clear dark brown w/ large lasting tan head and spotty sticky lacing. Moderate sweet malty aromas. Initial flavor is light to moderate sweet with a light bitter finish. Tastes are light roasted malts, nutty, chocolate, coffee, and grass. Medium bodied, average carbonation, and pleasant mouthfeel.
johnnymusky (100) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 pours black with minimal head some lacing...aroma is coffee chocolate and roasted malts.taste is chocolate and coffee like esspresso.....great balance....a very good porter.
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the exmouth arms. Dark chestnut brown colouth with a thin cream head. Aroma is subdued choc , wood and twigs. Flavour is woody choc ans soft coffee in the finish. Very clean ferment. Chalky palate. Light body for a potter and high carbonation. Not much going on. Prefer some of the London porters this is too sterile.