cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home 5% Porter Number 36 in the Beer competition bottles that made it to GBBF, so from my GBBF 2011 haul ... sweet roast malt ... soft cherry nose... little sourness ... soft roast ... dark malts ... loads of fruit ...
madmitch76 (12237) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22nd June 2012
Dark brown opaque beer. Tidy pale tan head. Light palate, a little soft and a little dry. Very tangy porter, almost sour. Trace of coffee. Tart fruits with raspberry and cherry. Finishes with dark malt, molasses and a trace of dark chocolate. Very tangy porter!
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, alcohol and treacle. An upfront sour apple flavour with chocolate, roasty malt and caramel notes also. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Redoak. Arrived dark brown with a tinge of red and an averaged sized, creamy, tanned head which last very well. Aroma was very promising with strong notes of Belgian chocolates and espresso coffee; roasted malts, caramel, and some dates & figs in the back. Flavor was a somewhat of a let down, seemed a little to watery and thin; toasty roasted malts, coco powder, dark chocolate, raisins, milky coffee and some dried berries (currents, cranberries). Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation, a watery texture, creamy mouthfeel (mild) and an average finish.
TimE (2808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black color and the nose erupts of .... melted margerine, dark chocolate and black currents. Med-mouth, rich creamy margerine and black currents. Way too lactic for anyone to appreciate.
brownporter (10) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Very mild aroma as to be expected from a brown porter. Roasted brown colour. Well balanced drinking with subtle roasted chocolate biiterness in background. A proper brown porter thinner than the american varieties - a great drinking beer (one of my favourities at the RedOak - though always served to cold)
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Quite a boring beer. Licoricey sweet malt, finish goes nowhere. Not enough hops or yeast character to give it shape. Flabby and uninspired.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown in colour. This showed some light sweet chocolate and caramel aswell as some roasted malt in the finish. This was quite sweet and thin. Had some OK flavour though.
vanvenlo (1100) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 May 2006 (AIBA 2006) - Sweet light roasted malt aroma. dark brown colour, OK head and good suds lacing. Big roasted sweet malt flavour. Hoppy roasted malt finish.
Lunkie (1318) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malt aroma. Dark brown colour with poor head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour with bitter aftertaste. Fizzy palate.