GuideDogSaint (907) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at Tap 66, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin white head. Aroma of chocolate. Dry bitter finish.
Stuu666 (8333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose is light chocolate roast, taste is dry chocolate, sweet, bitter.
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy porter, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, flavour of chocolate, roasted malts, aftertaste of nice hops. Pretty neat
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely deep russet/ruby colour with a swiftly dissapating head, but evidence of lingering carbonation. This beer started out with an aromatic wine aroma (Riesling/Pinot Gris) but slowly gave way to more coffee and burnt caramel aromas.
Excellent mouthfeel, sweet chocolate flavours and again a vinous flavour to it. Sauvin hops? I could be wrong. An intriguing drop and not at all what I expected out of a London Porter. I’d definitely have another one if only to attempt to try and figure this beer out.
Davros (2535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with ruby/copper highlights.
Nose shows a lot of sweet crystal, they weren’t joking about the "generous" amounts of specialty malt. Also nice nutty notes and soft roasted hints.
Flavours present more dominant roasted malt but includes some harsh notes. Not enough sweet malt (which is wierd considering the aroma).
Good carbonation, not too high!
pintbypint (3150) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml brown bottle. Deep brown in colour, red highlights. Tan head, a few random spots of lace. Nose has dark chocolate and roasted notes, a little sweetness. Taste has roasted and chocolate malt, notes of caramel, dark cherry. Finishes with roasty bitterness and light hops. Medium body with decent carbonation. A nice porter overall.
chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml brown reptilian bottle, stamped best by July 2014, purchased and consumed in Wellington, NZ.
Pours opaque and near black with a proportionate tan head. Excellent lacing.
Aroma: rich and moderately complex, with a mix of roasted grains and a clear suggestion of chocolate.
Flavor: fine blend of dark malts; no burnt tones; some dark chocolate.
Feel: medium-full body; lively carbonation for style.
O: A solid London style porter.
cgarvieuk (19005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the hanging bat...deep black... Thin white lacing... Dark malts... Soft chocolate... Dark roast.. Light bitter chocolate
tdtm82 (1519) - 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.
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark body with light brown head. Light milky chocolate aroma but the taste is more of roasted bitterness and less of the chocolate, more of a robust style where there is more of a roasted bitterness coming through than the chocolate notes that I expect.