Creedence (222) - Cork, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Porterhouse Cork. I’ve had it on draught and bottle before but it just doesn’t compare. Pours a deep black with a thick foamy off-white head. Smells of smoked coffee, tastes smokey with a nice light sweetness, strong coffee and dark chocolate with vanilla overtones. Quite a heavy body, almost closer to a dry stout than a porter. No bitter aftertaste, just leaves a lingering sweetness that leaves you wanting a second (to which I duly obliged). Jaw-droppingly good and very close to perfection.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on Draft @ the Village Inn in Celbridge town centre .. . deep brown black .. medium foam .. mild mouth .. deep tar and mild sweet charcoal .. . an easy going porter, i enjoyed it .. . Bathroom etiquette - Piss really hard at the urinal so it goes all over you and the person you are standing next to.
Theydon_Bois (5454) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at parents house, from Abbots Ale House Bottle Shop - thanks to the old man, 27/01/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with reddish hues and a tight tan cap that retains well.
Nose carries roast malt, milk chocolate, quite a soapy dose.
Taste comprises roast malt, dark fruits, chocolate, light molasses, tobacco.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish.
philgill (10) - - DEC 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a porter which as the name suggests should be served serv at 8 degrees. Head is whisky and doesn’t stay too long, aroma cold can be minimal. But as expected. Initial taste is off dark roast, some coffee, chocolate bur mostly a woody bark taste. Finish si quick as the body is light as a porter should be. I feel like his beer is almost there,typical of a Brewery afraid to break the mould and make the beer they want to drink themselves rather than a beer they hope many others would drink
culchiem (2048) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Jet black with a tan to grey head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, chocolate and some blackcurrant. Flavour is much the same, light testure on with a dry sweet finish. Very drinkable
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 Black in colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of coffee and a hint of chocolate. Flavour of coffee and chocolate.
danielecamo (352) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Porter piuttosto bilanciata, con naso non troppo forte e persistente, classiche note di cioccolato amaro e caffe’ che si fondono in un finale dal taglio amaro, leggermente erbaceo ma non molto lungo. La gasatura, forse eccessiva ripulisce il palato
daniele (4501) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
scura con riflessi ramati schiuma media piuttosto persitente diacetile un po invasivo tostature medie cioccolato discreta secchezza leggero caffe leggermente gassata abbastanza luppolata
Bren_Beer (16) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle. Pours pure black with a fizzy tan head which quickly dissipates - identical to cola. Distinct caramel aroma, hints of chocolate and coffee in there too. Light and refreshing, long malt finish.
Lorenasa (153) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste of burnt coffee and chocolate with a hint of dark fruit bread. Mouthfeel is a little thin for being a porter.