budedou (430) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good porter, not a special taste but easy to drink...
A good start but not very long....
leebotton (240) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Standard dark aroma with a little fruitiness. Taste is reasonable but playing it a bit safe I’d say, can’t really get the ginger, good mouthfeel but the flavour leaves some to be desired, a bit commercial tasting, I think they would benefit from bottle conditioning.
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500 ml from Hyperboissons - Doubs (F). Porter more roasted and coffee than chocolate, smoked note. It’s soft and sweetened without excess, with acidity and fruity but a little rough. Roasted malt, toffy-licorice, coffee, bitter chocolate, spices, bitterness and pungent note. A good beer but lacks a little depth and length, probably because of the low alcohol.
Bamsen78 (3426) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Setka Pub, Poznań. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Clear aroma of fruit, malt & caramel. Bitter, roasty flavour, with notes of coffee beans and malt, touches of ginger, and hints of hops. Medium carbonation. Nice.
jd543 (405) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark red/brown - essentially black with a thin beige head. Aroma is nutty, coffee, roast malt, chocolate, wood, ginger. Taste is light sweet, with a light-medium bitter finish, really well balanced. Thin oily texture, low carbonation, could be thicker. Overall a pretty good beer.
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - JAN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Porter niente male, paradossale come il suo nome nel fondere all’interno del proprio corpo setoso note più classiche di caffé e malti tostati e un finale elegantemente speziato, una leggera scia di zenzero che si intreccia con sfumature amare. Il sole di mezzanotte cancella i riflessi della luna e brilla orgoglioso ed eroico!
gegwilson (1473) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Hog’s Back brewery shop. Pours very deep brown colour with a small tan head. Nice smooth tasting porter with a slightly sweet fruity start with a hint of ginger before chocolate and a touch of coffee comes through on the dry bitter finish. Tasty stuff.
reit0101 (6) - Minnespolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark rich color, very little head. Great chocolate, coffee taste. Really enjoyed this beer!
ElDesmadre (1716) - Mikołów, POLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Elegant aroma of coffee, chocolate and a lively touch of ginger. The flavour is coffee and roast upfront, mineral earthy in the finish, short bitterness and an aftertaste of ginger and ash. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel (oats be thanked). Not really full bodied but thanks to its smoothness it doesn’t come across as dry. Excellent!
spartakbarnsley (46) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not generally a porter fan but with Williams being my favourite brewery I had to give this a go when I saw it for sale in St Petersburg. Rich and flavoursome, though I didn’t detect much ginger! Very hoppy for a porter, which I loved. Quite a thin mouth feel, which I also liked but may be too watery for afficionados of darker beers. Personally I loved it, and found it very refreshing. Could possibility drink quite a lot of this if I had the chance! My first dark Williams beer, a hit.