madmitch76 (15092) - , 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.
cgarvieuk (14287) - 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 (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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!
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at LBA event. It pours near black with a bubbly beige head. The nose is rich roasted malt, coffee, earth, liquorice and black tea. The taste is roasted malt, earth, liquorice, burnt toast, black tea and moderate bitterness with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. The tea comes through pretty well. Rather flavoursome stuff!
olio (6195) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 30.05.2013. BBE 30.05.2014.
Pours pitch black color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is quite roasty and malty, some chocolaty notes and coffee also. Flavor of cocoa powder, some roasted malts, mild vanilla and faint fruity notes. Soft carbonation, somewhat thin body, chocolaty creamy palate with a subtle bitter finish.
deanso (5261) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle shared, courtesy of Zer0 @ Dean’s Birthday tasting.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely porter.
kermis (5068) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Dean’s birthday tasting thanks to Zer0. Pours near black with a brown head. Aroma of big coffee, dark chocolate and roast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4360) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Quasi black colour with small to average, creamy, half-lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma, hints of coffee, burnt toast, nougat, tea flavour overtones. Taste is dry dark malty, minimally roasty, hints of black tea come close to minimally tart, soapy, astringent; smooth, soft palate.
Beersiveknown (3000) - 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.