The_Bish (863) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Why is it that dark beers have a better basic standard. How wrong can you go with a porter? Same canít be said for lighter beers. Anyway, yes, good.
Pizd (60) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle): Pours jet black with almost no head. Lots of coffee and roasted malts in the aroma. An overall smokey flavour with coffee, roasted malts and chocolate coming through. A nice bitter/sweet balance but its a little bit thin. I really enjoyed this one.
ianwelby (203) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís black or at least dark enough that itís hard to discern the colour. Thick, frothy off-white head. Aroma is malt and something else I canít place. Malt, chocolate and toffee in the flavour.
Strong and full-bodied but mellow enough that the flavour isnít too strong. very pleasant.
Alecwallace (83) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A thin bodied, almost black beer with no head whatsoever. The aroma is smooth choco-latte but there is not much else. The flavour is fairly one dimensional and needs some more malt backbone. The predominant flavour is ash like. Ok but nothing special.
jurasik (5) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A dark beer with licorice overtones. Smooth taste, but make sure it is not too chilled. If its too cold the taste suffers.
cgarvieuk (10993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... medium tan head ... soft sweet mellow chocolate toffee nose ... OVER fizzy ... soft roast ... sweet chocolate .. mellow and soft...little licorice ... little over cold(but thats the overall temerature just now) and definitly too fizz y but otherwise pretty good
geeejayell (26) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Splendid bottle conditioned porter. Light smoke, loquorice, roast and chocolate. Lasting flavours of liquorice.
mike_77 (1960) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is grassy and has a hint of bitter orange pith. Flavour is initially quite smokey. There is a light acidity to this beer which I am not keen on. The finish is drying and becomes quite watery.
SarkyNorthener (605) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Almost black very little head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is smokey malts and coffee with a seam of chocolate running through, a little more bitter than most porters. A good porter with interesting notes.
Deu (395) - IRELAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting tray at a beer festival in Dublin. Nice porter but not really impressive. I will try it again