Don2711 (391) - - SEP 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2016 Mahogany. Ash and coffee chocolate tones. Malty. Quite dry and fair bite on the palate. I love these darker porters. Not too sweet. Good one. Will try again. Fair strength. Nice aftertaste. Dark roasted malts in nose. Complex and satisfying.
The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask HP at Hamilton Hall London as ’RCH Old Slug Porter’. Black, opaque, foamy tan head leaves thick lacing. Aroma is earthy cocoa, light dates, some ash. Body is quite light, tingly carbonation. Taste is plasticky, dry, resinous hops, molasses, light plum, touch of ash. Blueprint for a porter. Nice and dry without becoming overly astringent.
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mahogany with a big frothy cream head. Nice chocolatey aroma. The taste has chocolate, liquorice and light peppery spice. OK.
ndburns (177) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, fruit cake, coffee. Similar flavours, a little sweet, and a little dry to finish.
Vladivostok (452) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught in Gloucestershire. Usual porter colour with quite a roasty aroma. Not over-sweet but a little on the thin side. OK.
gripweed57 (1385) - 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 (5723) - 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 (830) - 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 (5569) - 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 (871) - 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.