CJGrip (19) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liquorice, smooth giving a warm feeling. Dark in colour but lighter than a stout.
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mike_77 (3027) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter chocolate and sweet, spicy liquorice are present in the aroma. Flavour is warming and has some sweeter port-like characteristics. Nutty aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... bubbly tan head ... soft toffee fruits ... creamy toffeee malts ... quite a bit of puff candy ... sweet roast ... ok but not as rich as i like
thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - Dark as night with amber hue creeping in with the light. thick head that lasts the entire time drinking it slowly and leaving very nice lacing.
S - Chocolate, Metal, dried grass, berry
T - Cocoa, hay, grass, hops, a tiny bit of berry sweetness but this was overall a dry porter with a very dry finish and a deal too bitter for my tastes (of the style)
M - nice carbonation and a medium body that held up well. Smooth pretty nice on the tongue.
Overall, not a porter i would pick up again. Too dry and bitter, no complexity or sweetness at all. Not horrible just not what i want in the style.
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014
June, 2012 500ml clear bottle from Sainsbury’s. A pleasant drinking beer. Dark and soft, with a luscious mouthfeel, and enough bitter roasted notes to provide interest and balance to the soft, gentle sweetness. This is not a wonderful beer, but it’s drinkable and tasty and does the job, and like the Whitechapel Porter that Sheps do for Asda, is something I am happy buying again. [3.4]
March, 2014 500ml clear glass bottle from Tesco. Filtered. Boy this has a great aroma, and a woosh of a first mouthful. What incredible flavour. Rich, creamy, and so intense - a wonderful marriage of sweet and bitter roasted malts. A sheer delight! Normally I find such flavour forward beers a bit too intense for sustained drinking. Small portions, great, but pints can be a bit heavy. But this is so drinkable, that I would be quite happy to spend an evening just knocking back pints and pints of this. Yummy. [4.0]
joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a complete black colour with a thin white head. Aroma is chocolate and dark malts, the taste is roast malts with chocolate with a dry bitter finish.
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and liquorice with cola and winter fruit. Earthy and smoky with bready yeast and soft spices. Flavours are vinous berries with fruity coffee. Smoky with dark chocolate, molasses and citrus bitterness. Spicy on the finish. Decent.
RichardW (1498) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy roast aroma with rich chocolate flavours. Some hoppy notes and plenty of bitterness. The Sheps chracteristics are quite obvious. Ruby-tinged black beer, with a light coffee coloured head.
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml. clear glass.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, milk chocolate, malt extract, toffee. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, milk chocolate, dark malt, light roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at chriso’s. Dark brown, beige head. Some chocolate and caramel. Mid sweet with medium body. Caramelly with low hop rate anf bitterness.