gripweed57 (1111) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Translucent brown color topped by a small creamy beige head. Roasted malt nose hints at dark toffee. Upfront, flavor is more roasted malt with notes of wood and black coffee. Smooth and mildly carbonated. Somewhat dry and bitter, with nutty, dark fruit in finish. Very complex and enjoyable. A delicious British Porter that does more with less.
obguthr (4903) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cocoa and earthy coffee nose, moderate strength. Maroon brown, clear. barely any head. Charred oak, generally dry but with a mildy sweeter finish. Remarkably light body, and soft carbonation. Drinks like a schwarzbier, very lagery in body and flavor.
thellgren (534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle from local supermarket. Black colour with almost white head. Smells dark chocolate. Taste is somewhat oily, with dark roasted malts. Quite nice but not extraordinary.
jfb (4853) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask) clear deep amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of brown sugar, some chalk and herbal hops, with a light touch of milk chocolate. flavour is mostly bubble gum and plum marmelade, with lots of hazelnuts, milk chocolate and a touch of fruit cake. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
edsspoon (798) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - very dark red with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of vanilla, cream, lightly roasted coffee and hints of cocoa. Taste of light caramel and toffee followed by a little vanilla, roasted malts, grass and light bitterness to finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Douberd (3712) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(RCH Old Slug Porter) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into an english pint glass, ABV 4.5%
Dark mahogany brown colour on the body, two full fingers of thick, creamy tan head, with great retention.
Aroma hasroasrted malts, milky chocolate, light toffee and caramel.
Taste has olive pit, roasted malts, dark chocolate, milky chocolate, toffee on the finish, mildly bitter all in all.
Medium thin body, carbonation on the low side.
Not bad at all and with a low ABV.
mtu71 (351) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge foamy tanned head. Dark muddy brown. Chokolate and coffee on aroma and taste. Roasted malts. Medium bodied.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color with a huge beige head. It has a chocolate and dairy aroma with some delicate ash and orange zest. The flavor is the same. Easy to drink with a light body. Good to accompany it with some oven cooked pork ribs.
mattstrib (21) - Truro, Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy head which lasts well. Roast malt and coffee on the nose. Full flavoured, good roast and malt balance with balanced bitterness. Lovely dark red brown colour. Finish is long and leaves a pleasant roast bitterness.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Windmill, Coventry, 22/04/15.
Black topped with a decent tan head that retains well.
Nose is roast malt, chocolate, light spice, charr.
Taste comprises more chocolate notes, biscuit malt, toffee, light spice.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, roasted tones in a semi drying close.
Decent cask porter, good balance between sweet and roast/bitter.