larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium light brown body. Dark red body. Papery earthy sugary aroma with chocolatey notes. Dry earthy caramel and apepr taste with roasty chocolate and wood notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry-bitter floral earthy old books aftertaste. Oxidized and too old. Must rerate. (0.5l bottle, BBF 2008-12.)
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... copper brown ... sweet fruity toffee malt ... juicy ... overy fizzy palate ...toffee fruits ... plum and rasins ... smokey wood. bod a bit thin
kseecs16 (1175) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bull & Castle, Dublin, Ireland. Pours a reddish brown with a foamy light tan head, leaves big swathes of lacing. Aroma is very rich and malty with some fruity character. Malty, a touch of chocolate and a roasty finish. Medium to light bodid with a light lingering roast bitterness.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
7th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. End of a long day at Earls Court and a breif description: Very smooth malty beer. Not bitter.
berkshirejohn (3967) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle from a Eurospar in Dalkey, Dublin. Reddish chestnut with a thin cream head; rich roast malt aroma with a hint of treacle; smooth with deep earthy, nutty flavours and a light syrupy carmael that’s not too sweet; leading to a dry soothing satisfying finish with bags of malt. An excellent porter.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, clear body. Aroma is roast. Taste is smooth, with a slight roast and very slight flavor of chocolate malts.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2008
Some roast aroma. Mid brown dark coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2180-20090520] 500mL bottle. Heavily toasted malt aroma with some multigrain. Slightly hazy, dark brown red body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Super toasty malt flavour, a "green beer" like bark, has a long sweet aftertaste. Medium-full body. I get the feeling exporting it would not do wonders for it.
(@ Bierhaus; Cork, Ireland; w/ jerc)
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009-05-20. Dark red-brown body witha nice creamy beige head and lace. Sweet malty aroma, dry toasty/bready highlights, mild but rich dark fruit (plums?). Flavour is similar, sweet dark fruit overtones on a sweet dark malt core. Light bitterness throughout lingers with sweet malt and dry toasty malt notes in the aftertaste. (7+) Average to medium bodied palate. Rather good, it gets better still as it warms up. Bottle at Bierhaus, Cork
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml Bottle brought back by Fred from his trip to Ireland. Thanks Fred! This is a very tasty porter with a chocolaty hint. Good carbonation with a medium body. I enjoyed this very much.