RichTheVillan (4049) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; coca cola brown pour with a thin mocha head, big chocolate aroma, taste has roast malt chocolate, some sweet syrup, vanilla, a hint of coffee, some chilli heat, bitter finish.
rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. Black beer with a beautiful lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate and tobacco aroma, cocoa, figs, soot, some tar, some smoked notes. Malty chocolate and caramel flavor, raisins, cocoa, some licorice, tobacco notes. Well done traditional porter.
HampshirePhil (203) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle - Pitch black appearance with a light brown froth. Strong coffee aromas with a smooth palate.
ClubGonzo (4498) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a small beige head. Nose is roasted bread, nuts, chocolate, rye bread and hints of coffee and leather. Taste is burnt toast, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, rye and hints of caramel and nougat. Medium body and carbonation. For such a low ABV this is a really flavorful porter, with surprising complexity and even body. Impressive.
Maakun (1174) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home thanks to olliejobbins, 6.5% ABV. Black with light brown short lasting head. Coffee at first, but after a few sips a nice fresh fruit basket comes through with plums and oranges. Cocoa throughout with light marzipan, sweet red wine. Light bitter with tart fruits and some sweetness in the middle going into a long lasting roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied with thin feel and light carbonation. Very nice beer.
olliejobbins (1222) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. pours a dark opaque brown with quite a dark brown head. aroma is coffee, cocoa, slightly smoky, burnt toast and roasted malts. really nice smoky/coffee taste that lingers. very drinkable.
MissPxx (685) - - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hadley there aroma for such a beefy porter. Slightly fruity and malty. Pours like liquid treacle. Hardly any head. Very syrupy. Sweet and sticky
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undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6.5% versuon. Pours a black colour with a thin head. Some liquorice and blackpool rock, sweet malts not great
lusikka (6767) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of strong rich roastiness, some burnt biscuit and heavy licorice notes. Rich flavour of roastiness, espresso, biscuit, some leathery notes and milk chocolate. Fair amount of bitterness. Light bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Finishes nice and roasty with some burnt crisp meatiness. Quite heavy on the roastiness, yet so low on ABV. Great.
Gary (1511) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pretty compact porter, nice easy chocolate malt and roasted malt textures... licorice, berry, chewy oily finish..pretty gud