Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at BCTC 2010. Pours dark, almost black, with a dense, tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma with some candy and yeast. Flavor has a dark malt sweetness with chocolate and dark fruits. Medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes sweet and roasty with some apparent Belgian yeast an mild dryness. Very nice.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is only a test batch, AFAIK. Overall not my favorite from the 5. Dark color, aroma and flavor of english malts and sour fruit. An easy drinking light sourness, a good intro to sour porters. Well done.
egajdzis (5551) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[BCTC 2010] Nearly opaque black color with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, chocolate, toast, and dark fruits. Taste of darker fruitiness, roast, smoke, and dark chocolate. Dry finish.