Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is divine, an English porter cannot get any better than this. it pours a luxuriously textured dark brown color with very little light coming in. the head is about two inches tall, and super creamy, light mocha in color. the nose is fantastically enticing, with a lot of milk chocolate notes from the malt, a bitterness from the roasted barley, and a hint of tartness to it as well from the hopping. the flavor is packed full with roasted malts, and is heavy on both the sweet and bitter chocolate components. this is even better than their acclaimed oatmeal stout, something about those stone fermenters really lets the yeast shine in all of their beers, and its an excellent complement to the dark bittersweet complexion of this porter. very little sweetness in the finish though, as the hops and burnt grains bitter it right up. full bodied and smooth as anything, I love the feel of this beer too. my only complaint is that its sold in four packs instead of six packs, I always seem to be wanting another one or two at the end of a session. wow this is just a splendid porter, an example to be followed on both sides of the atlantic!
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ozzy70 (347) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods in Omaha. Pours black with a thick, foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste was sweet, nutty and coffee. Very good.
Echon (194) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body with a pale beige head.
Malty roasted caramel aroma with notes of liquorice.
Rather dry and medium bitter. Light malt flavour base with some roasted notes. Lightly acidic. Bitter finish.
Medium body with soft carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
In my experience this is a rather mild porter, and I expected something with a fuller taste. Besides, dry and sour never works for me. I prefer sweeter and richer modern porters to this.
RichTheVillan (5461) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a frothy light tan head, aroma has dark malts with some sweet chocolate, taste has chocolate, dark fruits, some coffee, decent.
hauxe (168) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from old notes. Aroma is very much like a wine. Rather sweet with a spritzy wine/brandy undertone. Settles into a well balanced, full-bodied drink with a slight sourness, with the malts becoming more evident as you progress. Quite good.
beverage_god (14) - - DEC 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An extremely interesting, complex aroma. At first, fruity esters that made me think of pineapples in syrup. On a further level, I got a S’mores Pop Tart aroma. Obviously, there’s a decent level of caramel on the aroma as well. Approaching a dark brown color with a very tan head and a seemingly high level of carbonation. Light to medium bodied with a very dry, somewhat slightly bitter finish. The finish lingers longer than most and it’s very pleasant.
Punkero (108) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gently roasted. Farmy porter, with all the usual porter elements. Sophisticated. Great with Christmas meal. Medium bodied. If I’d have a beer like this every time I asked for dark beer, I’d be a happy fellow.
rami_pl (1064) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
butelka, warka do kwietnia 2016. aromaty niezbyt intensywne, czekoladowe slody i palonosc, gdzies w tle moze troszke ciemnych owocow suszonych.w ustach nieco wodnisty, lekko slodkawy, lekko kwaskowaty od palonosci, niska goryczka, powtorzenie aromatow. nie robi specjalnego wrazenia przez swa niewielka intensywnosc, mimo ze klasyk. niemniej nie da sie ukryc, ze znika ze szklanki blyskawicznie, taki session porter ;)
StilleStorm (1254) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DAA; Bottle 355ml, from Vinmonopolet. Pours moderate to large, black with a frothy creamy, lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, coffee, moderate chocolate, caramel, light ash and liqorice. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with a somewhat lasting roasted, coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is is oily, carbonation is soft.
AnG_BrgNor (135) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,355 bottle. A malty nose. A little sweet. Maybee some coffee also. Taste is nice with malt, roasted, some coffee and some dark chocolate, A good porter, but far from as good as the imp stout from Samuel Smith.
olio (8455) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours black color with a medium sized off-white head. Berries and roasted malts on the aroma, dark cocoa and hops. Flavor is slightly fruity and hoppy, dark berries and malts on the flavor, subtle chocolate character. Dry and bitter palate. Refined and clean but something’s missing.