planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, - JAN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Black with a beige head. Dark roast coffee aromas with a bit of smoke and dark chocolate. Smoky, woody flavours with coffee and chocolate. Easy going brew, quite smooth. Dry, malty finish. Not bad.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black colour with a mediumsized brown creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, some ashes, a bit toffee, nuts and smoked wet wood. Flavour is caramel, toffee, some roast and ashes as well as some mild chocolate and old black coffee. Lovely.
culchiem (2029) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Light sweet with a roast and very light smoke. Creamy vanilla base and light sweet finish.
Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity NWAF, Manchester in company of Dad, Pauline and Baz 20.01.12 Pours dark brown with a creamy film of bubbles. The smokiness is quite light but noticeable. Tangy and fruity with a nod too smokiness in mouth, some roastiness, little coffee. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2
MadIndian (2213) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gift from Sj. This is a really good Porter.
Brown pour with thin beige head. Aroma of roast, caramel buttery malt.
Flavor is sweet caramel, smoke, roast and butter. I really liked this.
cgarvieuk (12161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... black ... barest lacing ... light smoke .... blackcurrant fruit nose ... light over fizzy ... dark roast ... light fruits ... chocolate cherry dark malts ... pretty reasonable
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at The Baltic Fleet, Liverpool. Wow, I am so surprised that I haven’t rated this before. More porter than smoke. But good chewy malts and subtle smoke aroma and flavour. Quite a lot of choc on aroma. Would have stayed for a second pint but the pissed up Liverpool fan sat opposite was starting to scare me. And this was just after midday when the match was starting at 4pm. Jesus.
anders37 (14719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a roasted malt smooth smoky aroma. Sweetish roasted malty smoky flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a sweetish roasted malty finish.
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 09. Black with a beige, rocky head. Sweet smoked caramel aroma. Salty smoked flavours, moderately sweet. Interesting.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, half pint served well kept and temperate at the brewpub, Baltic Fleet, in Liverpool. Jet black with a brownish tint. Creamy, off-white head. Prominent smell of smoked, sweet grain. Exhibits an interesting flavour of dark chocolate malts, liquorice, oats and berries on a smoked backbone that lingers well on the tongue. Well made and a pleasure to drink. Good stuff (04.05.2009).