DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull, The Larry (JDW), Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Solid, rounded, lemon-zested tang. Orange peel and pepper over biscuit crumbs. Hints of Sorachi-like old shrivelled tangerines and anise. Grass and herbs in the blender. Good tangy, husky, perfumed but bitter linger. Thick-collared gold draped with milky lace. Ripe tang of satsuma jelly, perfumed coriander on nose. Bit heavy on the perfume but hard to leave alone..
deanso (5080) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW Manchester.
Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Tastes like a porter but looks like a bitter. I almost said you’ve poured the wrong beer ;-) Hoppiness in the aftertaste. A very interesting beer. Well done Titanic brewery!
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
24th October 2012
Crosse Keys Spoons. Bright clear gold beer, good white head. Palate is smooth with mild minerally carbonation. A little malt cream. Reasonable hops - clean citrus - lemony. Nice sherbet tang underneath. Neutral finish. Nothing like a porter - not even close. But an all right beer.
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 01/11/12. A golden beer with an off-white head and lace. The aroma has creamy vanilla notes. Tastes flowery with more vanilla. Herbal notes. A nice beer where there is good hoppy notes too. I have no idea why it’s called a golden porter and glad that RateBeer has the sense to class it as a golden ale of which it’s a pretty good example.
harrisoni (13276) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cellar run thanks to the bar manager at Sameul Peto. Golden clear a little puke but some peach fruit. Fine
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at sOrder ...golden amber ... thin white head .. soft fruit nose ...little soapy orange... nothing porter about this
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the George, Croydon. Light hazy gold pour with a white head. Citrus, malt and vanilla nose. Grapefruit, pear and vanilla flavour. Light bitter finish.
berkshirejohn (4400) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the John Russell Fox (JDW), Andover. Pale amber with a ring of white head; rich apricot jam aroma; heavy, grainy, body, slightly sour with some fruity flavours - peach perhaps - and a trace of honey; some light herbal hops laregely fail to add any bitterness, leaving a biscuity finish. Satisfying, but also disappointing.
Cunningham (4339) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden colour with an off white head that leaves a fine lacing. Medium to light body. Moderate sweetness. Mild hoppy and light fruity aroma. Grain, light citric and some fuity and grassy notes. Low carbonation. A bit rare to call it porter.
[On handpull at The West Kirk JDW in Ayr, Scotland]
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Counting House in Glasgow.
Clear blond with a small foamy head. The aroma is apricot, caramel and early on there was some medicinal, eucalyptus like notes. The taste is hoppy with a quite dry finish.