hohops (782) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark, almost black, with a cream bubbly head. Lots of dark malts, chocolate hints, liquorice. More dark malts in the taste, dark fruit hints towards the finish, plum particularly.
Mr_Pink_152 (3636) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried at the Bourne Festival 2015. Deep cola colour with a vey thin off white head. Aroma was fruit with a touch of roasted malt. The taste had more chocolate, with a roasted malt finish.
thomat (3304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Very dark brown with asmall brown head. Malty an droasted tones. malt, fruit, coffee and alight acidity. Medium to light body with a bitter/sour finish.
imdownthepub (13070) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace, London. Very dark brown with white head. This is fairly thin for a porter, there is a boiled malt note but with a chocolate bitterness. Some fruity hints as well. It’s okay if a touch dull.
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This isn't unpleasant but I was very shocked at first sip. And quite disappointed. Hardly a porter. Was expecting more from portobello, a brewery I usually love.
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harrisoni (17164) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull Old Shades Whitehall. Very dark beer lasting tan head. Tasty porterm smooth slightly creamy. Touch of nuttiness. Good condition highly drinkable. Good beer. Some dark fruits.
kwik-lime (1673) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Great coffee aroma and certainly the dominant taste too, on top of a little ash and liquorice. Slightly thin in the palate stops it getting top marks but a great beer.
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Dark fruit and raisin flavours. Dry, malty finish.
Rune (11054) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A well-kept half pint at The Gunmarkers in Clerkenwell. Low fawn-coloured head, some of it remaining. Deep dark ruby body colour. Roasted malts on the nose with moments of dark chocolate. Mixed taste of brown and black malts added by resinous hops. Roasted ending. Medium bodied. Nice (London 23.09.2014).
mr_h (4697) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by hand-pump at The Raven, Glasgow - opaque dark reddish brown near black, creamy beige head, dark chocolate malty aroma, reasonable lacing, chocolate, coffee flavour, creamy malty texture, good carbonation, bitter on the finish