gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, - 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.
DIBBLE (86) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma and strong taste of the distracted chefs boiled dry pan burnt vegetables. Minimal lacey off white head over reddish dark brown beer. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Burnt malt, herbal bitterness (I’m not getting the licorice in this one!?). Medium dry finish of damp bonfire smoke. Fascinating.
ianwelby (694) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark, red-brown beer with a thick, beige foamy head. Malty, spicy smell. Flavour is smoky malt and light, sweet chocolate. It’s ever so slightly watery in the mouth but it’s a perfectly serviceable porter.
tinylightsrecs (312) - - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys Team Valley. Pours deep black with decent tan head. Rich, dark flavour - a little dry, roasted malts, little hint of chocolate. Very nice indeed
MrBlueSky93 (401) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s.
What a pleasant surprise! Pours Black with ruby tint, single finger, off white head. Aroma of cream, malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste of initial cream, then light smokiness, malts-biscuity, caramel, toffee, dark fruits then come in, then chocolate, light carbonation and then coffee and smoky creamy finish. Rate this!
yodapl (77) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piana: drobno-pecherzykowa, jasny bez, zapada sie dosc szybko, ale tworzy niezły lacing. Kolor: czarny. Aromat: mleczny, orzechowy, kawowy, moglby byc intensywniejszy. Smak: gorzka kawa, calkiem solidna goryczka. Całkiem pijalne, goryczka garbnikowa. Średnio wysycone, light body. Najprosciej opisać to piwo jako gorzka, czarna kawa.
jackafholmes (601) - - 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 (247) - 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 (363) - 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 (2157) - 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 (328) - - 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.