bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark bornw with red edges. Aroma was of roasted chocolate and some dark fruits. Flavor was some licorice chocolate and very malty. Was a little sweet, needed some hops to balance it out. But not bad.
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, short of black, hues of ruby read. Excellent tan head, great retention, solid lacing. Aroma of light roast, licorice, chocolate, perhaps some fruitiness. The flavor was licorice (almost a black patent malt flavor like a schwarz or even a bit of a baltic porter), molasses, milk chocolate, plenty of residual sugars left over, the latter which drowned out any hops I could detect. Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied (not a bad thing at all), as this sucker was surprisingly a bit thinned for the quantity of flavor. A nice brew.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 6/30/2007
50 cl bottle, thanks Pelle from The Rover!
Black color, tan head. Sweet chewing gum scent. Strong sweet taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Chocolate aftertaste.
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during "Porterveckan 2012". I had a "galopp" size. On November 26, 2012.
2008 version the pub stated.
very dark ruby red color, tan head. Sweet, raisin, malty scent. Sweet, malty, toffee, roasted, raisin taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue). Despite the strength I found this quite a boring stout which at least concealed the alcohol well. A bit thin with bitter roastiness and hints of fruit. As well as the beer being lacklustre the label pissed me off, why talk about peat fires on the label for a beer purporting to be from Oxfordshire brewed in Sussex and a style that would historically be exported to some of the hotter parts of the Empire. You might well imagine peat fires but you’d be off your nut.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Bottle and tap @ YNWA. A dark mahogany brown with a small yellowish head that quickly ends up as a thin film. Aroma is loaded with plums, raisins, roasted malts and a touch of coffee. Well carbonated, lending the beer a lively edge. Flavour almost disguises all the alcohol. Flavour begins roasted, then the dried fruits break through. No apparent bitterness. Finishes on a vinious coffee note.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500 ml bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/portland/ target=blank>Downeast Beverage Co.) Another fruity and chocolatey stout...Pours very dark brown, virtually opaque but there are some highlights. One finger of tan head. Nose is pretty reserved but pretty much is coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel quite soft and smooth but a touch too fizzy. Nice thick weepy lacing. Flavor features an almost Belgian-like dark fruit and red wine-ness blended with dark chocloate and light coffee. Finishes with bitter chocolate. I don’t think the flavors mesh well together but this is a quality beer in terms of other aspects. Slight letdown because there aren’t many beers available of this style to sample and was hoping for a bit better beer.
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Light roasted aroma of liquorice with notes of dried fruits.
Roasted flavour of dried fruits and liquorice with notes of chocolate.
Light roasted finish.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown Color with Red Hue. Fast Fading Tan Head. Subtle Coffee Roasts Aroma. Smooth Creamy Medium Mouthfeel. Coffee Roasts, Bitter Baker’s Chocolate. Bittering Roasts Aftertaste. Sweet Malt And Bittering Coffee Taste and Hops Make This an Excellently Balanced Brew.
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized light brown head, creamy appearence, good retention and a thin stringy lace. Initially black color but a bit of light shows a fetching ruby hue, quit attractive. Nose of light roast, malt balls, and a hint of fruit and chalk. Body is medium with a coating mouthfeel, lightly slick and oily. Solid roasty flavors, chocolate, fruit and caramel, toffee notes. The head is very entertaining, silly are,nt i? Finish is lightly sweet, gently roasty and fruity. A nice 8% quaffer. Nice job!
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, very smooth, and with its sturdy ABV well hidden. This pours an extremely dark brown with a creamy cocoa head. The nose has dark roasted malts, coffee, milk chocolate, very dark caramel, dark dried fruits, and a bit of aniseed. To describe the flavor would be a repitition of the aroma. The exception is a light herbal bitterness that appears near the finish. Very creamy in the mouth yet dry in the finish. A delicious beer.
Why are five guys from central U.S.A. the first to rate this English ale?
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