voota (765) - Melbourne, - OCT 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a pretty bog standard tan head, aroma of tobacco, chocolate and dates. Not too complex but ticks a few boxes. Perhaps the body is a wee bit on the light side for me, but I guess it’s pretty on par for a porter. The flavour follows a similar line to the aroma, showing a good blend of dried fruit and chocolate, with some subtle candy sweetness. Quick finish without any residual bitterness or sweetness. A good sessionable porter.
DeanF (2235) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Average head and body, brown-black in colour. Aroma of swampy barley but not too swampy, but still swampy. Flavour is roasted barley with hints of coffee, but the finish is watery. I like my porters in your face and this is demure at best.
Moravius (1049) - Beijing, CHINA - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flasche (33 cl) von Jenny Lou’s, Peking. - Tiefschwarz mit einer dünnen Decke dunkelbeigefarbenen Schaums. - In der Nase überraschend kräftige Hopfenaromen, die an ein IPA erinnern: tropische Frucht, Nadelwald, Menthol, erst dahinter Röstmalz und Mokka. - Antrunk ebenfalls wuchtig hopfenaromatisch, gefolgt von Mokka und Bitterkakao. Malzsüße ist kaum ausgeprägt. Gut rezent, fast etwas zu sehr; schlank und trocken. Im Abgang kräftige holzige Hopfenbittere, beinahe verbranntes Röstmalz und eine deutliche Note von Asche. - Interessantes Porter mit geballten, fast schroffen Hopfen- und Röstmalzaromen.
futre7 (206) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 13, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Porter’s for me are a time and a place beer. It is not a summer beer nor a beer I can drink all night. Also If I can get Fuller’s London Porter then everything else is an also ran. This however is not bad. I had this in a tiny pub in Taipei near Le-li road down a back street. The body is quite light for a Porter. Nose is coffee, milk chocolate and maybe burnt toast. More carbonation than I expected and a little drier. But that said it had some good crisp dark flavours...such as chocolate and malt. Finish was dry and clean. Very good beer.
johndoughty (4807) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a lovely chocolate like flavour. Hops in background make it feel like a dark IPA rather than an IPA. Nevertheless this is an excellent beer and easily the best I have tried so far from this brewery.
Pdubyah (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s not what you’d call full bodied, but there is a vast array of aromas, and quite the thing of flavours in this, and it ends up being very drinkable. I got a milky chocolate aroma on opening, then I got smoky bitterness and some tartness, the taste was lightly bitter, some fruit thing not a big finish but I did drink it double quick. Nice really.
evergreen0199 (2855) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, slightly bitter. It is decent enough but not worth sending half way around the world when we have fantastic Kernel porters to hand.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet fruit and roast malt. Light body, flavour is lightly sweet, moderately bitter and toasted.
Bule (1724) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle pours a black color with a lot of frothy head. Lots of roasted malt. The roastiness is a little harsh against the hops.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; sourced from Hop Burns and Black shared with Clayfiish.
Black colour. Baige lacing. Grains, leather, must, male husky perfume, farmyard wood. Taste is blackcurrants, licorice, leather, chocolate, some good hops. Nice but not amazing.
teorn88 (5866) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Mother Kelly’s, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, espresso, wood, toffee, vanilla. Taste is roasted malts, earth, espresso, roasted grains, wood, dried fruits, toffee. Finishes lightly bitter and dry. Overall, nice porter