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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This complex porter is as black as coal that fueled locomotives for generations Made with judicious amounts of crystal and chocolate malt for a rich, smooth, creamy experience. Go ahead and jump on the night train. Enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has some very robust maltiness. Berries and acid. Cola soy sauce and alcohol. Thinnish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (11784) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015. It pours cloudy dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet roast, toffee, fruit cake, toast and chocolate. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, toast, charred stuff, leather, peppery spice, oiliness and some mild astringency with a dry, toasted finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. I found this a touch harsh and astringent. So-so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1896) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Very dark black. Dominant initial flavor that I can’t totally place, almost like a coffee taffy. Acidic after taste. Creamy in a milky way. I really like this. Thanks Jackl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from Bottlecraft, Hanley. Pours black brown with fast diminishing tan head. Sharp roast bitter start, some toffee, cream, more roast malt, coffee. Decent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3819) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
0,33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours very dark brown with a low head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, dark fruits, alcohol and hops. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeebon (391) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Pours very dark with initially large deminishing tan head. Aroma is mild cocoa, roasty malt, earthy yet also creamy and a touch of vanilla. Taste is medium bodied, sweet yet cleanly dry bitter. Minimal carbonation and quite oily in the mouth. Very nice porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle split at Chriso pre Xmas tasting, 06/12/15. Dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is light roast malt, toffee, spice, dark fruits with a slight tarte come lactic edge. Taste comprises chocolate, dark malt, trace of vanilla, toffee, dark fruit rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5550) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle share at Chriso’s. Thanks! No ABV or date details. Dark brown, red hue, small foamy white head. Aroma is toffee, coke, touch of rum, spiced treacle, light metallic notes. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is toast, toffee with a dry earthy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (5861) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
33cl bottle shared at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015, London. It pours a dark brown small beige head. Aroma is light sweet caramel and grains. Taste has molasses caramel and starch. Light to medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre-Christmas/post-Pigs Ear holiday tasting of 2015 - London. Pours unclear dark brown with a bubbly tan head. The nose holds burnt toast, light cocoa, earth and plastic. Medium sweet flavor with dry chocolate, burnt toffee, earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and waxy texture. Earthy cocoa in the finish, light roast, nips of coffee. Not bad.

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