anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6th December 2015
ChrisO Tasting. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, low carbonation. Tangy dry dark malts, mildly sour chocolate streak. Touch of coffee and dark fruits. Light dry finish. Coffee linger. So so from O’so.
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Hazy maroon color, small brown head. Aroma of Starbucks and burnt toast. Taste is coffee, dark cocoa powder. Nice.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Reading BF 2016 and drunk at home. Black dark brown beer lasting tan head. roasty malt aroma with some character some chocolate some dark fruits. decent carbonation. really quite a decent likeable drinkable porter. fine. Blackcurrant biscuit with melted chocolate and cream.
Theydon_Bois (16635) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Konttori, Tampere. Dark brown color, small beige head. Toasted, a bit chocolaty aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor is also toasted malty and chocolaty but it has some ashy notes too. Decent strong porter.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Sune’s (Thanks). Black - offwhite head. English licorice, burned, dryness, berries, light lactose, coffee, caramel, smooth & creamy. I Love It !!!
FatPhil (13584) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Nice rich roasty aroma, bit of choc there. Taste is slicker, sticky and coco powder taste. Dry powdery. palate. Pretty rough and messy.
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness and light cocoa with smooth dry lingering roasty finish.