BeerViking (4144) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2016 Cask at the Plough and Harrow JDW, near-black with an off-white crema and light aromas of cream, coffee and red fruit. Dry and roasty, with a burnt bitterness, liquorice and a tart sour-plum edge. Not sure the latter is meant to be there, but it sort of works!
Desverger (8337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Railway, Streatham, London (28/08/2016) - pours black with a big beige head. Aroma and taste is light to medium roasted malty with cocoa, some dark dried fruit, toasty malty finish. Ok.
hohops (802) - 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 (3765) - 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 (3371) - 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 (13237) - 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 (17284) - 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 (1692) - 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 (2866) - Lee, 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.