bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Cromwell Road Sainsbury’s. Pours very dark brown with a slight tan head. Nose is mild chocolate. Med minus body. Stiff carb. Flavor is smooth roast/dark/burnt malt with some chocolate. It’s dry and reasonably bitter in the finish.
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle unsurprisingly from Sainsburys. Black pour with a light tan head. Roast malt aroma with raisins and dark chocolate. Raisin, dark fruit, raisin and licorice flavour. Quite dry. Not bad.
SarkyNorthener (1788) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost black beer with small head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, liquorice and dark fruits. Light body a little too much carbonation though. A decent enough porter.
cthistle (6) - SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into pint glass, black with beige head. Licorice aroma with, chocolate Licorice tastes
Martin243 (757) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml Bottle poured into a half pint glass, topped up. Black bodied with a dense beige head.Licquorice aroma, licquorice and chocolate flavours with a mettalic, ashy note. Dry and biscuity. Full bodied and mouth filling. Challenged my Shepherd Neame prejudice.
Koelschtrinker (10435) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Röstiger Antrunk mit trockenen, leicht schokoladigen Noten. Die Röstnoten bleiben mild, aufkommende Bitternoten sind ab dem Mittelteil im Vordergrund, was sich auch nicht mehr ändert. Durchaus in Ordnung. 11/9/8/8/9/8
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. ar: Blackcurrant. ap: dark brown, thick head, dissipating. ta: medium-sweet, medium bitterness. pa: medium body, creamy texture, carbonation lively, liquorice finish. Overall: Effervescent in mouth, tends to mask flavour. Might be worth leaving 10 minutes in glass.
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have a head cold but I’m picking something up here...not papaya, don’t think it’s guava, more like chocolate, hint of Belgian truffle. And I’m blindfolded as I taste the beer and type this review.
bdunhill (244) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
With a mild aroma and a dark crisp appearance, this portor looks the part but has a bitter tongue and a light palate. For the price its quite a nice porter.
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite pleased with this, good to at least have a porter on the shelves being pushed in a medium sized Sainsbury’s. This week they have moved the beers around in Sainsbury’s Kings Heath and extended the craft beer spacing, a good thing no doubt - sign of change, they rarely change anything there so all good. This has no length, but tastes good, Could be astrigent, but I’m not sure what that is. Was laughing to myself earlier (hoho) about people reviewing the Jasmin tea IPA saying that they could taste the jasmine tea in it, I’m thinking they have never tasted jasmine tea in their lives, let alone guava or papaya. Would love to give a blind taste test to people who say they taste papaya in a beer of papaya and guava. What do I know though - they’d probably get it right. Enough.