Splitenz (331) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (8720) - 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!
cgarvieuk (14288) - 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
olio (6211) - 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.
worldbeertaste (1637) - AUSTRIA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
As black as Batman with a brown, lasting, frothy, slides off the glass head. Deep smell of liquorish, with soft roast, and dark chocolate. Thin frothy body. Tastes of dark malt, chocolate, raisin, and light ash. Aftertaste is a bit off. It smells great but the taste is a bit disappointing by comparison. But it still very nice.
MrHangover (2456) - 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!