AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle bought from the brewery shop. Purple brown in colour. Smells of rich honey with a hint of vanilla. Initial flavour is of rich, slightly sweet honey but quickly followed by cough-candy. The finish is of sweet, rich honey with a short lived roasted malt and brief hop bite. Overall itís quite drinkable but it does resemble the centre of a locket cough sweet a bit.
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have been looking for this one for a long time, and suddenly I found one. The color is black/brown and the head is moderate, but it leaves a nice lace. The aroma has a weird perfumed honey note, and so does the flavour, where I also get weak notes of coffee and a light bitterness in the finish. IMO it has too much honey and itís way to perfumed, and the body is thin and the overall impression is a disappointment.
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Estonia of all places. Lots of memories tied into this beer for me. Has a brown character with golden tones. Characterisitics of the aroma are mostly sweet - honey and wild flowers. Much the same with the taste but also added in are roasted cofee qualities and a decent bitter finish. Most memorable was the great velvety feel to this beer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2007
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of sugary iced coffee made with cheap coffee essence. Taste is coffee-flavoured milkshake with vanilla ice cream. I s there some ginger too? Somewhere in the background is a hint of fruit and bitterness. This beer is indeed ítruly uniqueí as the commercial description claims. The trouble is that itís really not very nice.
pivnizub (9150) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Reddish-amber coloured, small lacing foamy layer; first comes an aroma of honey, giving later way for cacao-powder and chocolate; demi-sec bitter flavour, light to medium bodied, soft MF; again honey, caco, milk and a bit of coffe in the mainly dry bitter finish. Yes, a pleasant porter, especially for apiarists.........
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorites. It says honey on it and, guess what, it tastes of honey. I donít think this is a bad thing, but if youíre not looking for honey, then this isnít your glass of beer. Assuming you do, it has a nice feel on the palate, with a richness that compliments the honey flavor nicely. Had this one at the Jerusalem Tavern in Farringdon whose bartender suggested that I try it slightly cooler for a greater emphasis on the porter-ness. Now that Iím back in the states, I havenít been able to taste it at a warmer temperature, which she claimed would accentuate the honey more. Oh well. Still, a great beer and one that I would love to find in the states.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Red/brown, small quickly diminishing white head. Overpowering sweet, honey aroma. Tastes strongly of honey, with some roasted malts in the background. The balance isnít good, with too much honey. I had this as part of a 12-pack of St Peters winter beers, so have had three bottles of this. At first I didnít really like it, in fact wasnít sure I would finish the bottle. Subsequently the beer has grown on me a little, I was ready for the massive honey hit.
stevehousebeer (7) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2007 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Classic bottle. A decent beer when its fresh and I must stress the fresh part. We got this beer about a week ago at work and it was great the day we got it with some creamyness to the plate and well balanced malt. This beer lets you search for the hops but as it gets older the hops will be harder to find.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very sweet aroma of honey, strawberry ester, overripe fruit and a hint of dry malty chocolate. Bit weird frankly.
Pours a clear dark red-brown, with a tiny off-white head.
Sweet, very unique flavor of milk chocolate, honey and strawberry ester. Bitterish hops in aftertaste.
Dryish mouthfeel, medium body. Bit too weird to be excellent, but interesting enough not to be bad. Certainly not very porterlike. More like a chocolate-flavored ale.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Redbrown with white thin head.
Honey aroma with notes of violcandy, chocolate, vanilla and plastic.
Honeycandy flavour with notes of chocolate.