Bright92 (9) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a great, thick khaki head and nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, and some dark fruit. Taste is much the same as aroma, and ends with some hop bitterness. Fairly light bodied and well carbonated. Decent porter.
MayumiH (420) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Good mouth feel and lots of malty goodness. Near medium body. Lovely stuff.
TET (2167) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A colablack, a head is very big and beige. Aroma has roastiness and black coffeem some liquirice and sourness. Taste has coffee, strong roastiness, some liquirice. Medium bodied, not so much of carbonation that could be expected from the big head. Good but quite simple.
Pdubyah (528) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Initially I thought it was slightly sour, but given a few minutes warming it develps some nice chocolate notes and flavours. Looks fantastic in the glass, deep black and with a lovely persistent head. Not as full bodied as you might be led to believe, but lovely nonetheless.
theprof (76) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap and it took the barmaid 3 attempts to pull a half. I note that it got rave reviews in 2010 and north of here. Time and distance has diminished its appeal so it doesn’t teleport well. Some of the 10 malts are roasted judging by the scent. Taste has coffee. Dark chocolate and maybe some plum. A beer of this type should have more staying power on the palate. Indeed, more heft overall. Not the best £3.20 investment of the week!
edsspoon (776) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg - dark black with a thin light brown head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. Taste of coffee, roast malts and hints of smoke. Medium body, low carbonation. Remarkably boring for something advertised as a ’ten malt porter’.
ManVsBeer (5970) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Has some extremely light and milky roasted malts throughout its character. Feels a touch thin in the palate.
NosirIwont (2152) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. 5.0%. Best before 31.05.15. 10 cl. sample. Pours a dark brown, with a small, disappearing off-white head. Roasted aroma with a coffee note and a hint of chocolate. Roasted, sweet liquorice flavour. Somewhat watery, and with a weird note which tastes like polymer clay smells. Same finish, dry, with a lingering cigarette smoke note. Meh. 01.05.15.
gegwilson (2197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Heaton Hops. Pours almost black with a cream head. Nice cocoa aroma. The taste is slightly metallic with light spice and burnt toast, plus a little chocolate. Pleasant and drinkable, but not a great porter.
Enjoyit (3611) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
VBC 2015 Dark ruby, almost black, of color with a small beige head. An aroma of sweets, chocolate, prunes and weak roasted. A flavor of roasted malt, cold thin coffee and plastic.
MOLA_DK (375) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle share at VBC. Very dark brown with a very small head. Slightly roasted aroma, a little sweetness. Medium body, quite watery. Low bitterness and roastiness. Quite boring beer.