SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2004 My experience of this porter was not really that pleasurable. There was a constant strong carbonation that I found irritating, and the dark flavours such as the licorice were too intrusive, clashing dramatically with the slightly sour fruit flavours. Also I found the name daft and slightly off-putting. My negative response could also be due to the fact that I drank this the day after I had savoured the sublime delights of Burton Porter - an experience which is hard to follow.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
perhaps i’m not really in a good place to rate this one, since i only had one sip. (i had poured it into two cups--one for me and one for hubby, had one sip and went to punch the clock with our little guy in the pool, came back and hubby had finished both cups. he liked it, FWIW.)
from what i did get in one sip, it is rich and malty, a good porter.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a good head, while the beer itself is very dark. Flavours are rich and smooth chocolate and coffee finishing with a long dry finish. Good.
PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty aroma with notes of cigarette smoke? and cola? Weird. Anyway: Large tan pitted head. Very dark red-brown. Good retention. Rich full mouthfeel, rather malty. Light coffee and roasted malt flavors. A little sharp in the finish.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark colour, giant creamy head, nice lace, roasted coffee aroma, black chocolate, sweet and full with a dry bitter coffee finish
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark ale; beautiful head. Light malt aroma. Too much carbonation; roasted malt and coffee; a bit metallic. Average palate, pretty long. Not convincing.
Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very Foamy. Overly carbonated mouthfeel. Not much flavor. Very disapointing.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toffee and black malt nose. Quite thin and bubbly. Oak and hazelnut flavors. Dark malt bitter finish.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bizarre mega-foamy head reminiscent of a shaken cola bottle. Bitter.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
What’s up with the ridiculous head on this beer. Once the 6 inch thing subsided (never fully diminished) I was welcomed to a fairly average porter. Nice aroma. Typical porter flavors were there, but nothing jumps out at you with this beer. Certainly not worth the $4.50 per bottle price.