Martin243 (800) - 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 (11062) - 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 (702) - 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 (250) - 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.
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 (3423) - Breda, 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 (15170) - 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 (282) - 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.