deanso (5822) - 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 (5871) - 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 (73) - 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.
Niall73 (1898) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s! Deep dark reddy brown. Aroma is pleasant, light choc, roast malts, coffee some sweetness. Fair amount of carbonation. Fairly light but it is flavoursome - quite bitter with a bit of coffee and choc. Not bad, but far from great.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first I was skeptical, as this is a private label beer. It was surprisingly good. Rich, malty, balanced, and available. This last comment may be a surprise to those that think finding a porter in the uk would be like finding bourbon in Kentucky. It isn’t. Apparently stouts and porters in the uk are a winter drink, and most of the young drinkers have moved on to the lighter ales and lagers. The only stout that I can easily find is Guinness. Weird.
KyotoLefty (6831) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cocoa nose, minerals, light coffee. Nice cocoa flavor with coffee, minerals, burnt wood. Rather thin and light, but roasty and bitter. Nice enough stuff, though a bit light and watery for me.
bhensonb (11675) - 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 (2189) - , 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 (2471) - West Bromwich (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