john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Cask. Dark Red Brown in colour. Roasty malts, dark chocolate, coffee. Very roast (burnt) and fruity (dark fruit). Full-bodied. Slight bitterness. Excellent porter. (2008)
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
A - coffee, chocolate and sherry
A - dark with thick head
T - light sweet with mellow roasted, roasted bitter
P - full, dry and creamy
T - real good oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Cask. Deep rubyish brown colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is chocolate, some ashes, roasted malts, a bit fruity notes as well. Flavour is roasted malts, ashes, some liquorice and also some sweetish dark fruityness. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2009
Cask Handpump at the North Riding, Scarborough 04/12/2009
Roast aroma. Beige head. Dark coloured fruity and a little rich on the palate with a hint of dryness in a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish. reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2008
Cask @ The Pembury fest, Nov ’07 as B&T Autumn Porter.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
Without a doubt, my beer of the fest. Mahogany with a thin beige head. Lovely toasty malt notes, bittersweet choc, coffee roast, slight smoke and a subtle balancing hop presence underneath. Dry with a long finish, very moreish and much enjoyed.
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 I strongly suspect that this is B&T’s Autumn Porter in a new springtime guise. A rose by any other name... Dark red brown with a small off white head. Ash and cocoa aroma with an intensely earthy, cindery taste. In the interests of balance we might have expected a little sourness or sweetness. Even a bit of graininess. As it stands, this is rough, tough ashtray beer, immensely good. Earlier Rating: 10/6/2006 Total Score: 4.1 Cask at Bedford BF ’06. Very dark brown. Huge dark chocolate cocoa aroma. The taste has burnt toast, cocoa, bitter chocolate, espresso, ashtray... I don’t recall another porter this tasty. A delightful shock to the system after a run of session bitters. 7.3.09 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Grainy, sour, tarry and bitter. Very good, and I am assured it really isn’t Autumn Porter. Total 4.3 harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
Cask handpull at Pembury Tavern, London. Very deep ruby with lasting thin dark beige head. Roasted choc aroma in stunning. Good choc in mouth, very light hop. Some bitter dark choc. More charcoal in mouth. I expected a bit more depth and mouthfeel. Good flavours. Bit acidic towards end. Tad of gum puckering. Most people really liked this. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at The Pemburyduff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2007
Semi translunscent dark dark mahogany with a thin tan rim. Dry and amazingly pronounced burnt toast in the aroma with some chocolate and coffee. Stunning. Flavour wise, I had this on the first night of the festival and gave it a 6 and said it tasted of cholrine and lacked enough of what made the aroma so special. A day later and it has blossomed tremendously. Everything in the aroma comes through. Almost smoky. Awesome bitter chocolate finish with the toasty notes developing SO well. Nice rubbery stouty notes but its the toast that makes it. It’s quite indescribable but excellent. You know when someone is making toast and it smells great and makes you want some. Well this beer does that to me. It’s like having your toast and eating it! Lovely beer and it has come on leaps and bounds after a day to breathe.
[email protected]TBone (17556) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2006
Pembury Tavern. Really surprising, lots of roasted malt notes in the aroma, mocha etc. palate is very soft and round and then shows some roasted malt bitterness in the finish. The length of flavour is fantastic, a great little porter, nice and dry in the finish.
Opaque black, small tan head with big bubbles. Roasty, milk chocolaty aroma. Very chocolaty, a bit smokey, soem tar in the aftertaste. Light enough for being "easy to drink". Nice light and chocolaty real ale porter.