Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. The aroma is light coffee, accented by chocolate malt. Coffeeish, chocolatey palate with an interesting orangey note towards the dry, breadcrusty finish.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown, near black, body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, earth, chocolate, and fennel. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2004 (11/26/04) Aroma is moderately sweet, roasty, chocolate, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, coffee, some chocolate, light grapefruit. Watery light-medium body. (6/3/6/3/12) (7/7/03) Black with small creamy tan head. Aroma is medium sweet roasty coffee. Taste is too sweet, roasty, coffee, finishing coffee bitter. Medium body -- lighter than other "London Porters" I’ve tried. (6/4/4/2/9)
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice. Taste is dark malt-coffee/chocolate, secondary hops bite. OK carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: March 12, 2010
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate and roasted flavor, dry and roasty, earthyness adds to the dryness, just a hint of caramel sweetness, long bitter roast finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours a brown color with a moderate off-white head that was lasting and produced great lacing. Good roasted malt and caramel aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Good sweet roasted malt flavor with solid finish. Good brew.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of sebletitje, thank you sir! Maroon, tan head, good lacing. Aroma and taste of chocolate with a smoky edge. Bitter finish. Tasty.
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark clear brown porter with a thin brown head. A nice pleasant chocolate malt aroma, light moka coffee notes. In mouth, an intense caramel and chocolate malt with some smooth British hops, nutty and oily, quite nice and surprising. On tap at brewpub, May 24 2010.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Sparkling clear, very dark, crimson brew with a large khaki head. Cirrus lacing. The aroma is of cocoa, vanilla, caramel and coffee. A little thin, but well-bittered. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, clean finish. Grassy at the wee end.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brew pub. Poured a very dark brown with reddish tints at the edges and an off white head. Aromas and tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, and a little nutty.