cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich and warming... warming maybe, but not too rich. This is a dark reddish-brown to black porter with a sizeable but shrinking head that mostly dissapears after a few minutes. The aromas are of a curious blend of tart and roast- perhaps toffee would describe it and this follows in the flavor. It is well balanced in terms of sweetness although I would prefer more roast and bitterness. The fruity/toffee flavor I find distracting, but overall a good porter
Stuu666 (4731) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, roast malts, fruity, taste is similar.
wimpyjoe (4929) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Clear dark brown, no head. Has a nice, light roasted malt aroma and taste with its strength undistinguishable from its character. Has a gentle sweetness.
Brandon1989 (386) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown and ruby color with a small beige head. The aroma was mostly chocolate and roasted caramel. The taste was very similar with a light/medium mouth feel and also some coffee notes as well. This beer may be a novelty beer but it is definitely worth a try!
malrubius (1934) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Novelty beer received as a gift. Brown with lasting head. Toasted caramel and bready aroma. Sweet toasted bready caramel and nuts and some fruit. Mild English bitterness. Lingering mild chocolate. Some cloy. Medium full body. Not very good but not as bad as I thought.
liquidhedonism (238) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, roasty, woody, and nutty, with hints of burned caramel, lactose, molasses, toffee, and bug spray. Taste/Palate: sweet and crisp; finishes astringent.
julesjis (202) - Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Has a nice chestnut color. Aroma isn’t anything noteworthy other than roasty. The flavor is dry, roasty and a bit smokey. There is a slight bitterness and astringency to it. Was much easier on the palate when it warmed.
ADesenberg (662) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some people are saying this is flat, and "unbalanced" - I think it’s a great example of a British Porter...something with a lighter body. It’s not what I would go for if I was looking for a more modern porter with "bigger" notes to it...but it’s nice and easy drinking. I enjoyed it.
stephencoxy (1) - - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poor tasting beer for 6%, felt a bit watery, like flat coke. Lacked balance as mentioned in another comment.
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12/24/2010. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate aromas. Seem a bit watery and unbalanced. Sweet malty finish
finol (2287) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Amaranten.
Pours dark brown with a little brown head.
Drinkable and simple chocolate taste.