BOBBDrinker (66) - - APR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A moderately strong dark beer with subtle aroma of roasted malts. Plenty of tan coloured head and a smoky malt flavour with a minor chocolate finish and after taste. A pleasant drink and classic style porter with not much adaptation which is refreshing as some brewers have adapted this style too much, it is nice to go back to basics.
jjsint (831) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Windsor Castle, Kensington. Black with a loose white head. Aromas of blackcurrant and plum, liquorice, slate. Clean bittersweet taste with a hint of sour. There is also a savoury almost smoky note. Notes of liquorice and beechwood. Light and surprisingly refreshing mouthfeel for a porter. Nice.
ianwelby (497) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, near-black reddish beer with a foamy head. Chocolatety, , aroma. Rich in body, chocolate, fruit and light, , toastymalt. Leaves a faint but pleasant sweet aftertaste.
ThirstyBird (1603) - 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 (188) - 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 (9110) - 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 (8562) - 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 (1528) - 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 (4314) - 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.