argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body with medium tan head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, some caramel, faint nutty. Taste is very roasty, solid coffee, with light chocolate. Light-medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap-pours a retaining creamy light tan head that laces with black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-coffee/chocolate, smooth, roasty. Slight bitter in the finish. Mild/minimal carbonation.
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-GBBF. Black with a tiny light brown head. Roast aroma, some chocolate and licorice. Roast flavour with the right London-porter charcoal note, but rather thin.
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate, and maybe some malt. Very dark brown color; very little head. It ends with chocolate, but it starts with coffee. There are some hops, thinnish body, some undistinguishable fruit. Pleasant to quaff. A bit fresher than many porters. Lively. The aftertaste is coffee with some light bitterness. Took a fair while to get to the aftertaste.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Deep dark red, thin head, nice lace, sweet spicy aroma, complex and chewy malt taste
Source: wild wing
sweet carmel malt aroma and flavor, more like a scottish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with good porter aroma. Medium complex flavor with good finish. Had at home with barbecue ribs. Good combo.
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black porter with no head. Sweetish herbal aroma with coffee notes. Sweet porter with notes of cold coffee and licorice. Oily mouthfeel which surrounds the mouth, rich and smooth. Bitterness from hops noted in mid tastting. One of the good red hook products. Bought in Scotia NY.
Ratman197 (9696) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a minimal lingering ring of amber foam. Areomas of charcoal, coffee and roastiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, charcoal and bakers cocoa with a smooth bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small tan head that starts fading immediately leaving a thin rocky film on top and some thin lacing. Aroma is dry dark roasted malts with a hop nose. Smooth dark roasted malt and chocolate flavor. Palate is medium-bodied and refreshing, a little dry.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 1. On Tap at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 02/08/2001
Dark coloured with a slightly woody aroma. Strong in alcohol. Hop finish.
2. Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Black and strong in alcohol with a fruity aroma. Crisp roast finish.
3. Cask Stillage at the GBBF Bar Sans Frontiers Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2007
Strong roast aroma. Dark and fruity with some bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.