BenL8 (318) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 15, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2017 Very nice porter, perfect example of a simple brown porter. Pours dark brown with lots of head, this dissipates after a while though. aroma is restrained but classic of a porter, with dark malts and chocolate in the foreground, some liquorice and even some smoke being hinted at. Mouthfeel is of medium body and not thick, a bit boring maybe. Flavours are very classic again and similar to aroma, dark malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and some toffee. Finishes short and roasty. A very nice example of a classic Porter! L_Lovecraft (823) - - JAN 7, 2017
Coffee, notes of leather, beautiful black with a good and quite persistant tan head, light body, law carbonation, a bit too watery for me but a good taste of coffee and roasted malts...a good porter. gnoff (11277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2015
At Villagio Della Birra 2015.HogTownHarry (7401) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Malty, light roasted scent. Sweet, slight lactic taste. Thin mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
September 6, 2014 - bottle shared by harrisoni. Black pour, minimal head - looks fairly thick and oily though. Taste and aroma are nutty chocolatey malt, plenty of roast, some nice "green" hop bitterness emerges in the taste - almost a dessert stout, on the thick side leaving a pleasing roasty chewy aftertaste - thank you Ian! Baramba (1038) - ITALY - MAR 30, 2015
75 cl bottle @ Libenter. Black colour with minimal beige head. Roasted malt and licorice aroma and flavour, milky notes. Bitter finish
Leighton (23353) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle shared on an old train lumbering through the Isle of Wight...typical RB day out. Pours rich brown with a foamy tan head. The aroma holds dark fruits, dried berries. Medium sweet flavor with some oily chocolate, moderate roast, light ashy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; lightly chewy. Finishes fairly sweet with notes of toasted bread, old fruit, light dirty leather, berries and plums. Good stuff. madmitch76 (27126) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
16th November 2014Theydon_Bois (22083) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Semi opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts, very light roast. Traces of coffee and tangy dark fruits. Dry finish. Inoffensive but at the end of the day, just another porter.
Bottle on a 1938 stock train after pissing off the end of the platform next to some other persons turd ... yes its the IOW Jolly Day, bottle from the GBBF, 24/08/14.
Light black with a moderate tan covering that retains.
Nose is roast malt, dark toffee, light cocoa, brown bread.
Taste comprises earthy tones, cocoa, dark toffee, roast malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with roasty tones.
Ok porter, fairly simple stuff but ticks the style boxes. harrisoni (19854) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle with Harry. lots of chocolate. Fine. Lots of chocolate. Not too exciting. Some carbonation. Ok. SlackerMads (3690) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2014
IoW train bottle. Dark brown with a medium sized diminishing light brown head. Ash, charcoal, bark, light mushroom, light fruity. Medium body, watery/oily texture, soft/medium carbonation, light/medium sweet and bitter. Ok mouthfeel, nothing spectacular overall.