HogTownHarry (7287) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - FEB 4, 2018
September 11, 2017 - at Craft (Clerkenwell) - on handpull cask. Ruby-black pour, clear but deep, with a diminishing tan head. Aroma is the usual coffee/chocolate roast malt, but there's a heavier sweetness, like blackstrap molasses - not much bitterness. Taste follows, but bring in some dark fruit, like plum or even stewed prune - not much mineral or iodine character, it's mostly sweetened fairly deep roast - pleasant enough. Light body, airy but a bit still, finishes quick with a cocoa/slightly tart fruit linger. Okay. weordie (1481) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2018
Pours black with a big beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and a sweet vanilla. Flavour is the same but a bit thin. rodsquad (404) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2017
Bottle from Fountainhall Wines. Pours a real dark brown with red tinge. A nice looking frothy tan head unfortunately leaves rather quickly. Nose has a sweet fruit, dark roasted malt and sticky rich molasses. It's very nice indeed. The light fruit appears first on the tasting. It's followed by a smooth roasted malt, light chocolate and coffee bean bitterness. The beer feels rich and full although it does lighten as the beer settles. It has a gentle dry sparkle. It really well put together and has a lovely texture to it. This fantastic rich porter feels perfectly balanced between light drinkability and warm roasted heft. I have found a new go-to beer for sure. Yorker (2142) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2017
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, cocoa, and dark sugar - with a smooth finish. simontomlinson (716) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
Light brown rocky head stayed on a near black still body - Looks great!
Dry malty aroma - roasted.
Medium bodied, airy, smooth - feels fluffy on the palate.
Milky sweet & malty to the fore followed by bitter back of coffee, bitter fruit & long tangy finish.
tombyars (1802) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Tasted this in Hollyrood 9A, Edinburgh on the 11th February 2017. Keg dispense. Black ruby in colour with a thin white head. Good malty aroma with sweet molasses on the nose. Thin oily mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a rich moist maltloaf base with roast grain and dates full in the mouth. Good refreshing hop aftertaste adds a citrus bite of pink grapefruit which adds another pleasant dimension to this Porter? as it reminds me more of a Black IPA in style. Finish is malty with black molasses and dry roast grain still present on the palate. This is a decent Porter, curious now to see the difference in taste on cask though.
Fullpintofbeer (512) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle from Brew Bristol.
Very dark brown colour, medium off-white head, clear, fair lacing. Aroma: malts, bit of coffee and alcohol. Bitter taste with dry/coffee aftertaste. Medium body, astringent finish, lively. Needs a bit more balancing, but generally not too bad. Johnstledger8 (1467) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 25, 2017
Cask. Pitch black with a bubbly brown head. Aroma is of milk chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, blackcurrant, raisins. Taste is of milk chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, biscuit. Light oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. rumore (934) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 22, 2017
From 33cl bottle. Pours dark brown with limited foam. Aroma is coffee, and roasted malt. Body is light enough, and flat. Taste is surprisingly bitter, especially in the finish. lello4ever (1285) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2017 Nera con sottile ed evanescente schiuma marroncina. Al naso bella morbida di tostatura, caffè, cioccolato. Molto beverina manca un pelo di cremosita e corpo. Positiva la nota di malto, cioccolato e nota di liquirizia. Carbonazione medio bassa.