bierkoning (11041) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black. Roast, ash, caramel and cream in the aroma. Chocolate. Roastbitter flavor with tea leaves next to the caramel and chocolate. Floral notes. Nice and complex porter.
teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Bottle from Sourced Market, London. It pours a deep brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, dry bittering hops and light berries. Taste is medium bitter, with more roasty notes, dark chocolate, blackberries and light finishing tanginess. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very good.
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine little porter. Dark, sweet roasty and bitter sweet chocolate, dry roast, a bit of toast and a good ash dryness at the end.
Beersiveknown (3831) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Dark burgundy tinged brown with rich bourbon biscuit aroma with some vinous port notes and tart elderberry. Lacing of dark head, tingle of carbonation. Full bodied, dry and earthy, burnt toast, a sweet lactose middle section then tanins kick in. Finishes pretty dry with a bit of plum jam and plenty of burnt toast.
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Dark, sweet roasty nose, bitter sweet chocolate, dry roast.
cgarvieuk (17007) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft dark chocolate roast... Dark malts... Dark roast... Nice dolid roast... Dark malt... Light bitterness... Little woody
Theydon_Bois (12569) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from Ales By Mail, 16/11/13.
Mid black with a fuck off tan head - this looks the bollocks!
Nose is roast malts bolstered by a good hop splash, earthy, cocoa, jammy berry fruit, light mineral notes.
Taste comprises earthy hops, chocolate biscuit, cocoa, light mineral, jammy fruits, light coffee strains.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with prominent roast and an underlying hop profile.
A fantastic porter for the ABV - great work Pressure Drop!
madmitch76 (17845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27th July 2013
Opaque dark brown - black beer with a good tan head. Palate is softish and a little dry. Fine minerally carbonation. Smooth dark malt, dry with touches of coffee and a whisper of dark chocolate. Light tang and light touch of dark fruits. Malty dry finish. If there is tea in here I can’t taste it. Nice porter, if a bit dry.
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Dean’s Birthday tasting, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Pours a pitch black colored beer with a small, beige head on top. Aroma of toffee, coffee and caramel. Flavor is quite sweet, like a coffee with milk and sugar. I’m not sure if it’s my imagination, but I’ve noticed some tea influences in here. Long sweet finish. Quite good porter!
jmgreenuk (5712) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Deans Birthday Tasting, August 2013. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is peaty and malt. The flavour is weak bitter with some roasted malt, coffee and chocolate on the slightly watery palate. The aroma was better than the taste.