bdunhill (250) - 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.
Cimbasso (91) - - 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.
undercurrent25 (1413) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark colour with a thin head, taste is of liquorice and burnt sugars, quite rich, not my kind of thing
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Salford. Despite the clear glass bottle (and spending a year in the personal beer cellar), the taste and texture does not seem to have been compromised and this is a punchy porter with a milky roasted malt nose and a slightly grittier than this taste. Almost black with a bubbly head.
Nisse666 (4213) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury cons 2014-07-12 Uddingston Scotland
AR: espresso with some milk, baking chocolate when poured even more rich coffey
AP: dark brown with a red rim, stoutly cream brown wee steady head
F: fizzy, stout more then a porter - almost like a Guinness, wee dark chocolate, heavy roasted coffee, wee salt liquorice, fairly bitter,
MissPxx (373) - - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild caramel aroma. Pure black with a slight creamy head. Very bitter and sharp taste. Mild coffee undertones.
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mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (not bottle conditioned) from Sainsbury’s, Darnley, Glasgow - opaque very dark brown near black, thin lively beige head, lot of bubbles, roasted malty, chocolate aroma, negligible lacing, chocolate, a bit spicy, very high carbonation, touch metallic
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours near-black, big bubbly beige head. Light roast and chocolate aromas. Taste has a little more chocolate, slight metallic note. Sweet finish. Quite light bodied and thin. Not bad, not great.
booldawg (44) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite effervescent for the style. Good mix of malt/hops. Thin tan head. Quite fizzy on the tongue.
MaartenRF10 (1597) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear black, light tan head, fading. Mostly roasted malts and coffee this one. Rather watery. Miss the chocolate, so I will just eat that with the beer.
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from sainsburys. I was going to buy this, until I saw it was brewed by Shepherd Neame, and I’m pleased I did. This is a very good London Porter.