beeebon (292) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours a nice black with minimal tan head. Smell is roasted malt with a vegetable like quality, bits of coffee coming through too. The taste is roasted malt mainly, with notes of dark chocolate and coffee coming through mildly with a slight dry fruit. This leads on to a nice dry finish. Nothing amazing but certainly drinkable!
Firefly54 (242) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colour, off white head. Aroma - quite sweet, milk chocolate, raisin, hint of coffee, some plum and red fruit. Taste - less going on than with the aroma. Chocolate and coffee notes, slight liquorice, touch of vanilla. Bitterness is short, medium carbonation. Acceptable enough stuff.
BlackHaddock (4863) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear 500ml Bottle: BBD May 14, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard during Nov 13 and shared with no one.
Pours a pleasant black shade, with a full foaming blanket of tanned bubbles.
The smell was over roasted malts, which gave coffee and dark chocolate notes and a hint of what was to come taste wise.
Sure enough, malted chocolate and coffee feel to the flavour, slight bitter finish to each sip, but the hops kept a low profile throughout. A long way from sweet, but it wasn’t sour either, just a regular Porter, if a little thin in body depth.
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home from Sainsburys. Clear bottle. Aroma is socks, some skunky veg hops, choc and roast. Dark Caramel / red pour with a thin beige head. Flavour is a bit stale, solid roast. Slight rusty penny in the finish. Palate is light but a nice dry finish.
BeerViking (3102) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with a lasting thin beige head, cocoa, roast malt and a little roast coffee on the nose. Creamy-dry body with more dry plain chocolate, notes of dark dried fruit, some juicy malt and a little liquorice. Light appley sweetness in the midbody, finishing with dry burnt bitterness and a returning coffee note. Very nice!
OwainTurner (416) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Supermarket. Pours rather dark, but thin. Little head, coffee cream. Aroma of coffee, chicory, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit - but not intense. Taste is weak cold. Much nicer tipid. Bitter chocolate, sour fruit. Slight liquorice taste (as stated on bottle) nothing to write home about.
jmgreenuk (5715) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsburys :-) Poured a deep mahogany with a broken tan head. The aroma is earthy peat leading to a medium bitter flavour with roasted malts and a little chocolate on the watery, but refreshing palate. Drinkable at any time of the year.
deanso (6503) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate and some liquorice. Very nice.
kermis (6856) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate, light toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
left_bank (89) - JAPAN - JUL 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
overall,pours,looks,and taste (too)light...could use some richness.what i would call a summer porter and not a winter porter!
cocoa,coffee,looks like a fluffy milkshake after the first swig.