STEVIE_NIX (35) - - JUN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok, everything you expect in a porter is here. Boxes ticked. However it’s all a bit lightweight. Dark, with hints of smokeyness. Chocolate and coffee from the malt and fruits from the hops. But all very thin. Unexciting.
RichTheVillan (1966) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from B&M Bargains; dark brown pour with foamy deep tan head, cocoa and roast malt aroma, taste has coffee, roasted male some chocolate and a hint of sweetness, slightly bitter, very drinkable.
s_hartshorne (479) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle b+m. Black colour great tan head +lacing. Aroma is coffee some dark fruit slight roasted notes. Taste is some sweet chocolate bitter cofee slight smoke dark malts. Good body low carbonation. Good stuff.
Philym (599) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown with finger thick ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Nutty, woody, chocolate, bread, stewed fruit and subtle caramel.
Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitter and sourness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation, abrupt nutty, chocolate, malty finish.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - BCA - Very Dark Brown, nearly Black, in colour. Malty; roasty malts, coffee, some milk chocolate, caramel, hints of liquorice and smoke. Fruity; juicy berry fruits. Hoppy; slight hop. Moderately sweet, mild roasted malty with some fruit throughout. Dry throughout. Very drinkable.
spacecube (626) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, pours black with a very foamy tan head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate and biscuit malt, some coffee in there too. Long and quite bitter finish with some rich fruitiness coming through. Palate rich and full bodied, a bit cloying.
gegwilson (520) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from B&M stockton. Almost black with a frothy cream head. Mild coffee aroma. Coffee flavour with a touch of chocolate. Nice easy drinking, but a touch watery.
Theydon_Bois (6509) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the train from Hereford to Inverness, thanks to SP, 18/10/13.
Light black with a good sized tan covering of small bubbles.
Nose is roast malt, cocoa, light soapy notes, dark fruit, berry fruit.
Taste comprises berry fruits, cocoa, earthy tones, dark toffee, light roast.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry roasty finale.
Cantabrian (744) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black, with a chunck of dirty sponge sitting on top. Forever. Roasted malts, a bit smoky and pleanty of ashes. Yes, the plums where there, but rather feeble. Thin bodied, it was rather disappointed for so much expectation I had on this beer.
Gethinbeer (2060) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with a tan frothy head. Clinging lace. Fruity, roasted malt aroma. Smooth texture. Roasted malt, liquorice and coffee flavour. Bitter finish.
harrisoni (12492) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Morrison. Black beer touch of liquorice some choc and cold coffee. Yes a touch over carbonated which I couldn’t do anything about as I was drinking it from a bottle on the train. chocolate sponge cake flavour. Some sting on the finish. Pretty good actually.