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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vanvenlo (1683) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle(9-May-16)Plum herbal malt aroma.Black,low head&sheet lace.Plum roast sweet malt flavour.Choc caramel finish&plum herbal aftertaste.
klaing (254) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with good head. Smooth silky texture, roasted malts, mild chocolate with a coffee like tang. Some berry notes as well. Good but not as transcendent as their Oatmeal stout.
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gigaphone (7) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 17, 2016 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet fruity caramel smell, hopsy taste, medium carbonation, no head, bitter aftertaste, chestnut brown color, dry to semi-dry, some nice citrus twist that makes it a bit lighter.
I drank it colder than recommend.
You get a bit more dynamic taste than from the standard porter.
ozzatoadisback (55) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost black with a solid and creamy off-white head which shows good retention and some lacing. Delicate but persistent aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate and red fruits. Taste has delicate roasted malts, a sweet milky feel, red fruits and a coffee note. Sweet and bitter notes are in awesome balance, both are vivid but none is standing out. Leaves a pleasant mix of coffee and fruitiness in the aftertaste. Light to medium body with light crispness. It’s very smooth but somehow still manages to feel pleasantly creamy and persistent on the mouth. A delicate, perfectly balanced beer. Top notch quality
Nonshaugen (376) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle, Deep cherry / mahogany colour, medium tan head. Aroma is dark, sweet chocolate, espresso coffee and tar. Mouthfeel is rich, well carbonated and with a long, bitter aftertaste. Flavours of dark fruits, dates, dark chocolate and leather. Fantastic beer.
PowY (99) - - MAY 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt (coffee) and quiet yeasty. Watery body with lively carbonation. Taste starts lightly sweet and acidic with a smooth bitterness coming in. Roasted malt with chocolate and coffee aroma and some fruity acids (pear) and complex flavor. A little irritating yeasty smell and to much carbonation but otherwise very decent porter.
17Beer (186) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big malt aromas with chocolate notes and some yeast smells.Pours a dark mahogany with a tight tan head, lots of lacing. Big round tastes of pumpernickel and malt, very light sweetness, complex and balanced. Has an astringent fizzy almost grapefruit finish. Excellent porter. Sam’s da man...
Excalibur123 (344) - Soria, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presenta marrón oscuro opaco con media cabeza de espuma beige y buena retención en copa, aromas a cacao, café moka, maltas oscuras, licor y canela; en boca entrada suave con tenue amargor, bien balanceada, cuerpo y carbónico medio-ligero, largo pos gusto maltoso y con notas terrosas, cerveza no muy compleja, pero esta rica y es fácil de beber.
Lunkie (1753) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smokey hop herbal medicinal aroma. Dark brown colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal spice flavour. Fizzy palate.
mr_h (4600) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550ml bottle at home, source unknown (bb 31 May 2014), earthy, chocolate aroma, opaque near black with a lasting tan head, treacle, chocolate flavour, a bit too fizzy.