Cunningham (3696) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt and fruity. Some smoked notes.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft to average carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Dark malt, some roasted malt and mild smoked.
Overall impression: Powerful and tasty porter.
Personal stats: Bottle at The Bridge in Douglas, Isle of Man.
mr_h (2123) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle courtesy of Ann - very dark brown near black, thin rapidly disappearing tan head, roasted malt, coffee, liquorice aroma, flavours as aroma, some smokiness, carbonation on the high side, dry hopped finish
Beer4000 (4118) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle as Coal Fire Porter sampled in 2009. Dark reddish body, almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee with a hint of liquorice. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some fruit and liquorice. A bit light but balanced bitterness. Medium body and a good aftertaste. Smooth and quite quaffable.
olio (4838) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110323.
Pours dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma of malts, faint smoke notes, chocolate, some ash and caramel. Flavor of caramel malts, chocolate and cocoa. Nice.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of smoke, dark fruit, roastiness and bakers cocoa. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, roastiness, bakers cocoa and light dark fruit with a smooth lingering smokey finish.
wimpyjoe (2295) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beautifully smoked aroma, distinct peat smell. Rather ordinary in other characteristics. Dark with a frothy head, medium bodied and dry without flavour.
HopfenWeisse (816) - - AUG 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From old backlog. Dark brown colour with 2 finger beige head. Aroma is roasted, smoked. Flavour is same as aroma.
tombyars (1271) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at Henglers Circus, Glasgow (JDW) in February 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thick buff head. Smokey roast malt notes, long in intensity. Slick oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives roast grain in the mouth with moist treacle flan flavours laced with blueberry fruit. There is a slight hop presence in the short, earthy aftertaste. Malty finish is slightly dry with woodsmoke, coffee and plain chocolate flavours complex in the mouth. This is a cracking Celtic Black Ale in style, one to look out for.
JukeBoxJury (3) - Douglas, ISLE OF MAN - FEB 9, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another flavoursome beer from Okells. Almost black with a tan head. A good sweetish start with liquorice coming through with a fine bitterness. Unusual for a porter but this is 4.7% and several pints can be drunk. Recommended
laiti (4559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle (4,7%) @ home, BBE 03/2012
Aroma is a bit strange with licorice, oat and some sweetish cocoa. Flavour has oat, licorice, some cocoa, dark chocolate, tar, peat and smoke. Slightly sour and somewhat leathery finish with some ash, hay and goldings hops. Good and rather rich stuff for a 4,7% ABV beer.