fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium amber brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat to soft. (080808)
oh6gdx (24346) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (backlog). Ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, some mild nutty notes with mild honey and some bready and biscuity maltiness as well. Flavour is crisp maltiness, ripe fruits, some mild nutty and mild toasted and ashy notes.
omhper (22629) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at L. Mulligan Grocer, Dublin. Dark brown, small head. Chocolatey nose. Mid dry with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Roasty and chocolatey with mild grassy spicy hops on top.Mild but growing spicy bitterness. A well balanced chocolatey porter.
madmitch76 (20823) - , 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.
cgarvieuk (19761) - 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
saxo (16069) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Assentoft tasting. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are little lactose acid, citrus, caramel, malt and hops. A little off.
Theydon_Bois (15588) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the parents, sourced from Tesco by the Old Man - cheers, 26/01/13.
Pours a ruby red copper colour with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a swirl of film. Not exactly Porter-esque in appearance!
Nose is light roast malt, dark fruits, plums, dates, hint of spice, light chocolate.
Taste follows nose, roast malt, some milky chocolate, Oreo biscuits, tangy dark fruits in the background, molasses, tobacco.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, fairly smooth on the palate, dry finish.
MiP (14738) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF08. Clear dark brown colour, very small head. OK caramelly flavour, slightly roasted and fruity. Quite good.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish dark brown. Fruit nose (coconut, pear, honeydew) with toasty and perhaps somewhat coffeish accents. Mainly fruit taste mixes caramel with light toast. Good ale, somewhat more toasty than most bitters but less nutty than any brown ale...and even if you believe in "Irish Ale" I don’t think you could call it that either. Nice.
jtclockwork (13104) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. Shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toast, cocoa, nuts and toffee. Medium body.