jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ The Kings Arms, after a frustrating (if relieving) Chelsea victory. The pour’s deep reddish brown with a bubbly off-white head. The nose is big raspberry, hints of roasted grain, mildly astringent apple peel. The taste is more berry fruits. After acclimating to the the initial berry taste, a real strong red apple cider taste started to dominate. Little roast malt or dry coffee flavors present. This beer definitely has taken a funky infection on. Light body, soft. Overall, I can’t say the infection made this beer undrinkable, it just turned it into something that doesn’t resemble the beer described by other reviewers. Re-rate needed.
ThirstyBird (1542) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark black/brown with a tan head. The smell is dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. The taste is as it smells ending a bit bitter. The body is light with a mild carbonation.
ejr (141) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mørk, mørk brun med et beige skum som holdt bra. Aroma av røstet malt, karamell, frukt og sjokolade. Smaken følger aroma,men her er det også hint av kaffe.
BigRor (12) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong, fruity and treacly. Not the best pint as it was towards the end of the barrel, and I’d been drinking the 3 Weiss Monkeys up until that point. Would be a good mid-Guiness break for stout lovers.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown English porter with a slight roasted flavor with light hints of chocolate. Well carbonated with many small bubbles.
Somewhat sweet. Easy drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (8310) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, 01/06/14, from ABM.
Rich chestnut brown with a moderate light tan covering that dissipates and retains as a swirl and edgework.
Nose is light roast, brown bread, tobacco, grain, earthy cocoa.
Taste comrpises earthy cocoa, toffee, fruit loaf, brown sugars, sweet notes, vanilla, subtle hop presence noted.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, swee and very light drying effect in the close.
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, dark brown colour with a ruby shine and a short and tanned foamy head. Earthy dark and roasted malty aroma with notes of liquorice, milk chocolate and withered leaves. Moderately sweet, slightly roasty bitter and delicately sour flavour, rather light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Earthy and leafy, moderately roasted malty aroma with notes of caramel, liquorice and chocolate; moderately dry and mildly roasty bitter finish with notes of chocolate and hints of leather in the aftertaste. 13.V.14
RichardW (1502) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Post Office Vaults Birmingham. Roasty, bitter and malty. On the tongue its smooth, semi sweet and very easy to drink, with a light licquorice finish.
MichaelAwesome (3920) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Classic one with expected aromas of some chocolate and coffee. Dark, a bit thick and full bodied. To recommend.
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Grovesnor. Pours clear brown, minuscule bubbly white head. Aromas of light chocolate, toffee and nuts. Taste is more of the same. Smooth, light chocolate and toffee sweet. Clean finish. A refreshing porter!
AshtonMcCobb (2498) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Grosvenor.
Appearance - more of a toffee than the expected opaque black. Some head.
Nose - dark chocolate and some nuts.
Taste - praline and dark chocolate.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy and silky texture with a fairly elegant and long finish. Tastes bigger than regular porter.
Overall - this one lies somewhere between a Scotch Ale and a Porter for me. It’s very good.