kp (10884) - 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.
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a dark brown with red tints with a small tan head. Lighter aromas and tastes of chocolates and coffee. Light bitter finish. Weaker for a porter. Thinner body.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear, cherry wood-colored beer. Medium-sized, frothy, khaki-colored head. Excellent, lengthy retention and decent lacing.
The aroma is of toasted cashews and milk chocolate.
The flavors are of weak coffee, cocoa and hazelnuts. Perfectly-balanced.
Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
Dry, toasty finish with a hint of burnt straw.
DJMonarch (9170) - 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.
DocLock (8947) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour with a nice head and lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate. Tastes very malty, with a coffee, chocolate, nutty, roasty finish. Excellent beer.
3fourths (8875) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Denver International Airport in a really smoky bar. Deep brown color, typical creamy head from a nitro tap. Creamy texture up front, then a brown-ale like spicyness and a little hop bite in the finish. So cold it makes me shiver... a bit of a gritty texture, some creamy malts and a milk flavor as well. Nose is a light cream with some tobacco, but who can call that one in a smoky bar.
MartinT (8821) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bitter chocolate…Fat coffee beans…Quaffable Porter…
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2007. A black coloured beer with beige bubbles around the edge. The aroma is hoppy with some light roast, a little sourness and some chocolate. The taste is light roasty with some smoke. Very mild and a tad thin, but drinkable for sure.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a thin black to brown, caramel soda sort of color. Empty malt, light roast and toast, caramel. Low carbonation, thin and roasty. Coffee and roast. Dull and lackluster. Long sad toast and roast finish.
slowrunner77 (8345) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"one of the more boring porters i’ve had, not that i’m surprised, given the brewer. it was worth a shot, though. nothing unpleasant, nothing impressive, just a boring beer."