TBone (14780) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost opaque color with small expresso head. Sweetish, chocolaty aroma with some hops. Crisp, tickling carbonation. Starts a bit toasted malty, but then suprisingly flavor leans more towards to bitter and hoppy side. Some menthol in the aftertaste. Dark malts are there, slightly watery finish anyhow. Interesting, although not a really top class porter.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught@Amsterdam, Helsinki) Very dark reddish brown with a small, lacy and partly lasting head. Lightly roasty and licoricey, sweetish-malty aroma. Somewhat burned, sweetish-malty flavor with roasted coffee and some milk sourness. Almost medium-bodied with a bit fizzy carbonation. A decent porter, yet somewhat thin and boring. Served way too cold (as usual), though.
FatPhil (11817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Very dark red, small beige head. Quite thin and fizzy palate, it appreciates a bit of a swirl. Otherwise the mouthfeel is pretty full - there’s a good roasted malt body. Finish is also burnt malt bitterness. As it warms, the body fills out with some dark fruity sweetness too. Tastes all very well integrated. Look forward to seeing this on cask...
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
very dark amber, scant head, slightly roasted malt aroma, good hop flavor
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I don’t like porter, but thought I would try this as it’s the Neame seasonal winter offering replacing their autumn offering (the exquisite Late Red). As porter’s go, this is as good as you get really. Guinness black (but not the dirty taste) sweet, malty, even chocolatey. Not bad, but not enough to convert me to porter!
SudsMcDuff (7254) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
damn you!! clear bottles suck...my bottle must have been a little old, it wasn’t all bad but was a tad off..the smell was of wine, and no head, i’ll be tracking this down so i can give a truthful review but i did drink the whole beer, so...
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty, nutty, cocoa aroma with some hints of sandalwood. Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights topped by a dense tan head that diminishes to cover. Cocoa and roasty bitterness are nicely balanced with some spiciness in the bitter finish. Medium body is quite dry with quite a bit of carbonation that gives it a bit of a bite. Bottle (5.2% ABV - Shepherd Neame Original Porter Strong Dark Ale). Entered from notes.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of mmolasses, nuts, and roasted malt. Flavor of mlat and molasses.
highlandlad (1447) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sublime English porter. Poured coal black, with a firm, lasting head. Sweet aroma of licorice and sherry. Medium bodied but creamy in the mouth. Some molasses in a generally malty flavour profile. Smooth and satisfyingly bitter in the finish. (Bottle, 5.2% abv 2001)
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Bottle. Filtered and pasteurised. 4.8%
Sept, 2002: As bland as a plastic nappy. [2.1]