Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Cask, The Wharf, Aalborg) - Deep, dark brown colour. Faint nutty, slightly fruity nose. Soft, roasty, coffee flavour, - but with a dissapointingly thin/short finish, and watery mouthfeel.
MiP (12839) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Very dark brown colour. No head. Thin fruity flavour. Not my idea of a porter, but it is not bad.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at Millers Arms, Canterbury. Fruity porter with dark black fruits. Blackcurrant and tangerine. Good porter. Good fruits. Attractive with some soft choc/coffee. Deep brown colour with thin beige lasting head. Good condition
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Charlies bar. Black colour with a small baige head. Sweet light licurice aroma and a sweet bitter dry licurice taste. Medium body with a dry finish. Flat and boring Porter.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Almost black, with a large creamy light brown head. Vague aroma of coffee beans and vanilla. Smooth flavout of coffeebeans, cocoa with notes of sweat. Light aftertaste of coffee, almond and hay. A very laid-back porter.
rickgordon (3828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Rover, Göteborg..
My first glance at this porter - I found it very good. Almost black, if not totally. Super smooth mouthfeel. Plain chocolatey but not overly. Very long flavour. No roastiness. Only slight slight bitter. The caramel is there. I noticed acetaldehyd(green apples) but found it very fitting. Long long finish. Solid porter.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Thin body but a dense off white head. Dusty burnt aroma. Strange loying sweetness. Like very cheap chocolate ersatz. Plus a slight acidity.
SilkTork (5011) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2005
Dec, 2003: The Alexandra, Chatham - a Sheps pub. Woah! What a difference a cask makes! Steady deep black with nut brown & scarlet hues on the fringes - very light off white ring. Good medium bodied mouthfeel - constant, filling, but not clinging or fatty. Vague dirty malt up front which clears into a refreshing blackcurrant fruit leading into a licorice tinged finish. Flavours are soft and subtle, though intensity builds toward the front of the finish. A very pleasant flavour profile - satisfactory, refreshing and engaging. Top quality from middle onwards. Smokey aroma with damp coffee grounds and a touch of black chocolate. Very yummy indeed! [4.3]
Dec, 2004: <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/63/637 Tavern, Kings Cross - a Shep’s pub. Wow! Perfect mouthfeel. Exciting and comforting. Bags of spunky dark beer flavours - coffee, chocolate, licorice - all wrapped up in one funky blanket of pure pleasure. My mouth sure loved this one! London Xmas Crawl. [4.2]
Dec, 2005. <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/37/376 Dr Butler’s Head, The City - a Sheps pub. Celebrated Piers’ graduation with lashings of the Porter. And a good time was had by all. A fine beer. [4.0]
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appealing dark brown colour with a reddish tinge. Roast malt, chocolate and caramel in the aroma. More of the same in the flavour, with licorice too and a sweetish edge. Quite soft mouthfeel. Not the most full bodied porter, but rather nice. Good balance. Cask (handpump), Mabels Tavern, Kings Cross, London.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Mabels Tavern Mabeldon Place nr Kings Cross (RB London Xmas Crawl 2004). A very dark almost black beer with a hint of ruby. The aroma has some caramel and some fudge and the same has port and licquorice notes. There is also a tiny bit of coffee. Tasty, but I’ve had it better.