bdunhill (255) - Brussels, - 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.
dchad56 (358) - - SEP 3, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - dense, dark black, decent off white head. Coffee, liquorice aroma. Slight ting tongue and mouth. Good tasting coffee, liquorice - decent porter but not exceptional.
tombyars (1582) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s Irvine. Poured into clear glass tankard, clear black mahogany in colour appearing very dark with a thick pale tan coloured head. Strong malty aroma with notes of chocolate and roast grain. Thin but smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a strong maltloaf base with dry notes of pontefract cakes, chewy roast grain and bournville chocolate are all in there. There is a slight earthy damp hop note to the bitter aftertaste but this fades really fast. Finish is robust but smooth with dark malt complex still delivering liquorice, bitter dark chocolate, treacle and old leather notes on the palate. For a 5% porter there is a lot going on and this is really far superior to M&S Meantime London Porter & M & S Cheshire Chocolate Porter (read my reviews!) Looking forward to getting this on cask - well Shepherd Neame?
ERB92 (645) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice and hints of dried fruits and nuts. Dark brown to black with a red tint, tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall an nice and enjoyable porter.
jjsint (2322) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Very dark brown with a fair amount of carbonation. There’s a lovely thin layer of light tan head. Liquorice dominates the nose, but there is some black coffee and raisin as well. Taste starts quite sweet - again very liquorice-y - but turns to a bitter finish with some gentle hops. Long lip-smacking finish. Medium body. Fairly standard porter but done well.
AshtonMcCobb (5205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance - close to opaque black with a decent fawn head.
Nose - coffee and dark chocolate. Light smoke.
Taste - general mocha thing going on
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - better than expected.
jamestulloch (3421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Aroma of cocoa powder, chocolate and Twiglets. Flavour of liquorice, chocolate and roasted malts. Thin body with a watery texture. Light fizz. A bit thin and weak but the aroma is nice.
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. A flavoursome and smoky porter. Way better than Guinness so why not give it a try?
JorgeLee (1756) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Dark brown beer, white foam. Slightly high carbonation. Interesting, liquorice, hint blackcurrant, some ever so slightly harsh charry burnt malt, a tad sour. Shep Neame house character evident but seems to fit well. This exceeded my expectations.
lokis333 (393) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - NOV 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown/cherry color with strong brown foam. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke and sweet. Palate, medium body, not the thickest texture, with nice long lasting smoky finish. Taste, bitter, smokey,malty and liquorice. Not bad, interesting and quite nice porter, would buy again.
dj (572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 500ml. Dark brown colour with a red hue. Malty chocolate aroma with musty leaves. Flavour is fairly sweet, malty with more leaves and a moderately bitter finish. Some citrus and coffee notes. A bit overcarbonated for my liking. Not bad.