bdunhill (245) - 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.
Nisse666 (4165) - 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 (323) - - 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 (2816) - 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 (3135) - 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 (1586) - 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 (640) - 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.
beeebon (172) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours a nice black with minimal tan head. Smell is roasted malt with a vegetable like quality, bits of coffee coming through too. The taste is roasted malt mainly, with notes of dark chocolate and coffee coming through mildly with a slight dry fruit. This leads on to a nice dry finish. Nothing amazing but certainly drinkable!
Firefly54 (228) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colour, off white head. Aroma - quite sweet, milk chocolate, raisin, hint of coffee, some plum and red fruit. Taste - less going on than with the aroma. Chocolate and coffee notes, slight liquorice, touch of vanilla. Bitterness is short, medium carbonation. Acceptable enough stuff.
BlackHaddock (3640) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear 500ml Bottle: BBD May 14, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard during Nov 13 and shared with no one.
Pours a pleasant black shade, with a full foaming blanket of tanned bubbles.
The smell was over roasted malts, which gave coffee and dark chocolate notes and a hint of what was to come taste wise.
Sure enough, malted chocolate and coffee feel to the flavour, slight bitter finish to each sip, but the hops kept a low profile throughout. A long way from sweet, but it wasn’t sour either, just a regular Porter, if a little thin in body depth.