Osprey87 (1958) - WALES - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull. Black, small white head. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is thin malt and coffee, some tangy hazelnut, background chocolate. Nice enough and delivers on its promises, but the flavour is a little thin for me.
VamboladeTolly (186) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as a gift. Pours brown with small head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee.
Taste of chocolate, nuts, coffee, bit watery but smooth bitterness at the end proves that. Actually I like this ona.
evannell (122) - - AUG 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I stumbled upon this beer in one of the Tallinn’s pubs. I ordered Põhjala Põhja Konn - great beer, but once i tasted the Saltaire’s porter ordered by my friend, i couldn’t take my eyes off her glass.
jmgreenuk (4794) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy off white head. The aroma is sweet malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate. The flavour is medium bitter, light sweet with a malt, chocolate hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Plenty going on here. The sweetness is kept nicely in the background too.
tinylightsrecs (231) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours deep brown with thin browny-white head. Relatively thin with strong coffee flavour and hints of hazelnut. Was hoping for a more substantial beer than this
PawelD (229) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piwo butelkowe. Aromat kawy i gorzkiej czekolady, nuty karmelkowe. Kolor ciemny bursztyn, klarowny, wysycenie zerowe, piana zerowa. W smaku na pierwszy plan rzuca się słodycz karmelu, potem czuć kawę a na finisz słaby ale wyczuwalny posmak orzechowy. Zdecydowanie za głęboko odfermentowane jak na mój gust, może i nawet lekko wodniste, ale złe też nie jest.
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not what it says on the tin. Poor example of a porter and the taste is watery and artificial. Ruby red colour. Hmmm alrigjt not great.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin nut colored porter without toasted flavor, and incredibly weak coffee flavor. No of reports to do.
HenrikSoegaard (10720) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. MOderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Toffee vanila and nutty notes.
GoufCustom (859) - HONG KONG - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle bought at Sips in Sai Wan.
Clear blackish brown colour; One finger head and crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 1 minute; Good sticky lacing and active carbonation; Fragrant and very sweet aroma of malt, with nice vanilla, milk chocolate, hazelnut cream, sugar, waffles, very light coffee, caramel and faint grass; Medium sweet dark taste of malt, with strong roastyness, nuts, light black coffee, hazelnuts, dark chocolate, caramel, light cream, sugar, light tart notes, light lime, quite strong bitter hops and grass; Mid to light body. Slick and quite creamy palate; Mouth Feel is a pretty solid Porter, very malty, roasty and nutty. Quite strong hazelnut presence (probably from the syrups), but overall taste is not so sweet. Decent smoothness with subtle dark chocolate and coffee characters. Pretty good!... Hoppiness is faint grass nose, light lime and decent grassy taste. Strong bitterness for a sharp and lasting moderate bitter finish; Quite dry after taste, bitter and smooth to mouth.
Comments: This is a rich strong brew, not as intense as Triple Chocoholic stout, but it’s malty / roasty / smooth and strongly hopped to hold its own, with lesser syrupy adjuncts makes it more appealing to many. A very drinkable and likeable porter.