drpimento (2395) - 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 (4734) - 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 (11550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (17142) - , 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 (8329) - 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.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig, 2013. Black pour with a tan head. Chocolate, licorice and toffee aroma. Licorice, sweet malt and a little coffee flavour. Not bad.
harrisoni (14619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2013. Black beer lasting thick tan head. Chocolate sponge on the aroma. Bit thin. Ok chocolate but thin after the aroma.
Travlr (14700) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. This is a decently roasty, medium bodied porter, fairly true to the London style.
kaser (3663) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer poured from draft at Taphouse Grill in Seattle. Coffee and chocolate with nutty back. Smooth and perfect for this style.
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a 3 dimensional tan head.
Rich fragrant roast malt aroma. Coffee chocolate.
Rich flavor that follows the aroma. Roasty chocolate and coffee.