Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the chriso 2013 pre-GBBF shindig - London. Pours brown with a light, creamy top. Nice chocolate dark malt aroma here. Light sweet flavor with some earthy bitterness, chocolate and toasted leaves. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation and creamy texture. Dry chocolate finish with bitter dirt. Tasty.
LarryBeast (445) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brooklyn. Black black, no head. Licorice, dark chocolate, deep-roasted malt, vanilla, dark berries. Short, tart finish.
Bacterial (1060) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sent to me from the PNW - very nice porter. Dark brown pour - nice tan head. Nice roasted nose. Easily drinkable.
jackl (3779) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s brown with a small head. Toasted bread. Dark roasted coffee aromas. More cocoa. Nougat. Dark chocolate. Somewhat watery on the palate. Soft carbonation. Not a standout.
maxwelldeux (2926) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose has a fair amount of roasting and just a hint of unsweetened chocolate in there. Taste is light and smooth, with a little coffee bitterness coming through, and a bitter chocolate finish to it. Nice porter.
drpimento (2085) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured aggressively at a good temperature with a smallish, foamy, tan head that soon settled to a wispy island and ring - no lace. Color is a very dark, clear mahogany. Aroma is dark roasty malt, cocoa, hint of raisin and molasses. Flavor follows nose closely, is tang and sweet up front, turning dry and bitter and finishing with cocoa sweet. Body/carbonation good if unusually warming for a 5 %er. Finish is as above, on the long side, and quite drinkable.
mR_fr0g (1787) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Dark opaque colour. Aroma is dark roasted grains, soy and nutty malt. Flavour is rye bread and soft roast and some mineral. Average.
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13 another SEATAC duty free pick up!
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Nose is roast malts, light cocoa, hint of coffee, dark toffee notes.
Taste comprises light roast, dry earthy notes, mineral tones, dark toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry roast finish.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10th August 2013
ChrisO’s Pre GBBF ’Are You Scottish?’ tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Light dry palate. Mildly minerally crisp. Mellow dark malt, touch of roast. Light dry finish. Simple but fine.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, cocoa, toast, caramel and earth. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, spice, dried fruits, chocolate and coffee with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fine, if a little uneventful.