graham_murphy (211) - - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite sweet with burnt coffee from the malt. A little watery in texture. Traditional porter.
tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
13/I/14 - 33cl bottle from Diesters Bierfestival @ home - BB: 17/V/14, bottled: 17/V/13 (2014-45)
Clear dark purple to deep brown beer, aery irregular beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of chocolate, mocha, some dried fruits, little sourish, caramel, little smoky touch. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body, smooth creamy texture. Taste: mocha, bit sour, red currants, coffee, dark caramel, little fruity. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, bit sourish, bitter hops, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, some caramel, hoppy dry ending.
mR_fr0g (1771) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from sourced market? Aroma is woody, earthy, oak and hint of whiskey. Some hint of berries and chocolate in the nose as well. Opaque dark amber coloured pour with a thin lasting greyish tan head. Flavour is sweet caramel, berry, and ashy roast. Thinnish palate with finish that just disappears and leaves an ashy taste. Not a great deal to this one. Disappointing.
JohnRMurdoch (2878) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail. Black, very lively, massive foamy head. Toasted coffee treacle malt aroma. Sweet coffee flavour. Watery with sweet aftertaste. Decent enough but not outstanding.
BeerViking (1989) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours deep dark brown with a fast settling head, nose is roasty coffee, toffee and something vinous and faintly tart. Mid-bodied, palate follows the nose with more roast coffee, touches of treacle, a faint earthy spicy note, a burnt bitterness and a touch of dark bitter chocolate and soy in the finish. Delicious.
BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle at Les Crêpes de Sophie in Shrewsbury on 19th Dec 13.
Huge head came at me as I tried to pour the beer into a stemmed tulip: tan coloured foam on a dark, dark brown body that took a long time to settle, looked good once it had calmed down.
Malts all over the place: slightly over roasted with ground coffee and dark bitter chocolate in both the aroma and taste. A good all round Porter with enough flavour to keep you interested and test your taste buds. The body sat nicely within the overall package and hid the alcohol with ease, very pleasant indeed.
Beersiveknown (2376) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
super lively, lost 2/3 of the beer to the kitchen side :(. Dark chestnut tinged mahogany with a fluffy tan head. Fairly sweet, molasses, leather, caramel, dry finish.
tomer (1474) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At a tasting, thanks Ariel, big unstoppable gushing head, murky deepish brown colour, aroma of wood and coffee,with some dark bread and a touch of roastiness, light charred flavour, soy sweetness and some bitter chocolate, bitter alcoholic presence. strange and not too good.
DSG (4918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Ariel. Opens with a gusher. Brown-colored with a huge bubbly beige head. Roasty aroma with coffee, slightly acidic. Roasty flav or, a bit of sweetish and slightly acidic, with a light fruity note and some bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied, a bit over-carbonated.
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A huge aroma off roast, malts and coffee. Black, with an off white head, quite firm. Long roasty finish. Lovely porter