jackafholmes (1000) - - JAN 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red with sticky cream head. Aroma is spicy and smokey with peat and juicy fruit too. Taste is dry and bitter, biting and refreshing, also has nice tingly tongue feel. A bit watery, but good porter overall.
sarauckelman (382) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hilly cream-colored head over opaque dark reddish black. Minimal aroma of malt and molasses. Chocolate and coffee laced with a bit of thin red berry juice. Medium body, appropriate for a porter.
uckelman (586) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Medium tan head with very fine bubbles. Aroma is cocoa and brewers licorice. Full body. Bitter and medium sweet. Rather lively, perhaps a bit overcarbonated.
s_hartshorne (2598) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sainsburys. Black red decent tan head. Aroma is milk choc roasted malts taste same some spice liquorice smoke bitter finish. Medium body. Good stuff.
Cimbasso (703) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black colour and amber head. Strong aroma of roasted malts. The taste is of coffee and liquorice with a good level of bitterness to balance the sweetness of the roasted malts. Nice long finish. A little watery - I would have liked a more mouth-filling quality. A well-made porter, but not as good as some examples.
undercurrent25 (1923) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark colour with a thin head, taste is of liquorice and burnt sugars, quite rich, not my kind of thing
ManVsBeer (8489) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Salford. Despite the clear glass bottle (and spending a year in the personal beer cellar), the taste and texture does not seem to have been compromised and this is a punchy porter with a milky roasted malt nose and a slightly grittier than this taste. Almost black with a bubbly head.
Nisse666 (6143) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury cons 2014-07-12 Uddingston Scotland
AR: espresso with some milk, baking chocolate when poured even more rich coffey
AP: dark brown with a red rim, stoutly cream brown wee steady head
F: fizzy, stout more then a porter - almost like a Guinness, wee dark chocolate, heavy roasted coffee, wee salt liquorice, fairly bitter,
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild caramel aroma. Pure black with a slight creamy head. Very bitter and sharp taste. Mild coffee undertones.
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mr_h (4688) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (not bottle conditioned) from Sainsbury’s, Darnley, Glasgow - opaque very dark brown near black, thin lively beige head, lot of bubbles, roasted malty, chocolate aroma, negligible lacing, chocolate, a bit spicy, very high carbonation, touch metallic