wimpyjoe (4200) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from canít remember where. Clouded deep purple colour with a very rich but not quite sickly sweet sweetness. Has a spirit-like aftertaste.
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th June 2014
Clear dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Mild dark malts, tangy and a little thin. Touches of dark chocolate and dark fruits. Light semi dry finish, with mild bitterness. Light on itís feet and fine.
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick beige head.
Aroma: Cold coffee, hints of dark chocolate, reminds me a bit of tiramisu, roast malts.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low bitterness, low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, low/average carbonation, abrupt chocolatey, cold coffee, malty finish.
Comments: Lovely and slight lacing.
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Although the somewhat over eager frothy head tried to jump across, well, everything I really enjoyed this high quality porter. Rich roasted wood flavours, a bit bitter and even tickling the sides of my mouth, it delivered fruits and chocolate all in once. A real prince of a beer, wish we could get them here in Norway.
jmgreenuk (4678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Absolutely gushed a clear dark brown with a bubbly white head. Really.... I lost most of this beer on my kitchen work surface! The aroma is yeast red berry fruit alcohol. The flavour is medium sweet with a yeast medicinal alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with frothy carbonation. No way is this a porter and I strongly suspect itís infected. Barely drinkable.
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a dark copper coloured beer with chocolate and black cherry flavours, liquorice notes and a fruity and slight roasted finish.
Beersiveknown (3088) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Very lively fobbing brown beer with towering grey-beige head. Unusual earthy/plastic aroma that may indicate infection. Fairly liighjt bodied for its abv, toast, cocoa and astringent roast barley. Very disappointing and perhaps not as intended.
Sigmund (5186) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle conditioned, a gift from my beerpal Olav, thanks! ABV is 6.6%. Dark brown colour, minimal head and carbonation. Fairly nice aroma where chocolate malts dominate, also vanilla. The flavour is not too sweet, again chocolate malts dominate, discrete hops in the background. There is just enough carbonation to keep the beer from being totally lifeless, thus making it quite drinkable.
jamesie1857 (1431) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Dark black in colour with very little head. Smells of roasted chocolate. Tastes of slightly sour chocolate with hints of sour cherry sweets and coffee. Good oily mouthfeel, although a little too sharp on the finish.
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Violently frothy head desperate to get down my neck. Colour of mahogany. Herby hops and deep roastiness.