Capa (3250) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Dark with ruby highlights and a thick, light beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, raspberry, oak, lightly roasted malts. Flavor is much more roasted than the aroma would lead you to believe. Cocoa, some deep fruits, and oak. Mouth feels a little too carbonated, but not bad. Enjoyable. berkshirejohn (6444) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
33cl bottle from Chapel Down Winery, Tenterden. Mahogany brown with a soft loose cream head; aroma of chocolate malt and vanilla; milky chocolate and vanilla flavours; sweet and smoky finish. Very, very, good. ekstedt (6708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Dark reddish brown, medium fizzy beige head. Roasted malt aroma, with some woody notes. Medium bodied, medium CO2. Well balanced with a firm bitterness. A decent porter. cgarvieuk (24156) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
A deep red/brown coloured brew, with a roast malt nose with atinge of sourness, sharp but not unplesent citric notes in front with rounded malt. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2007
12 oz bottle, via rickgordon. Pours a clear mahogany colored body under a large fizzy light brown head that slowly receded to nothing leaving no lacing. Nose is chocolaty and roasty with a good bit of raw oak and a vinous quality. There’s also some grape soda and light hoppiness. The flavor is a little thin, mostly dry roasted malt and very minimal oak tannins. A little coffee and grape on the finish that’s a little astringent. Mouthfeel is pretty thin and watery with alot of fizzy prickly carbonation, similar in alot of ways to seltzer water. Overall, this was a concept that never reached full fruition. Needs alot more body and true oak aging.
MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2007
Bottle, 5.0%. Vinous pine needle aroma. Very dark brown colour, small light brown head. Quite flavourful, lots of vanilla and some sweetness. Very late coffee aftertaste. Vanilla in porter is good. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2007
0.33 l bottle. Ruby color with small tan head. Sweetish, woody and piney aroma with cola, coffee and ginger. Dryer flavor with coffee, charcoal, ginger and caramel. English hop flavor in the background with firm bitterness. Long and woody finish with notes of fruity hops and dark cough medicine. Weird cola-ginger element! Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle from Middle Farm Nr Lewes. Dark brown with some ruby. Oaky with some lighter roast components. In the mouth a fruity acidity becomes apparent. Oakiness dominates throughout. Not too bad. TBone (17429) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
Bottled (BB 10/2006)oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
Muddy brown color, small expresso head. Strange cellary, roasted malty aroma. Woody, roasted malty, dry flavor, a bit chocolaty, mouldy and sour. Interesting, but not outstanding good.
Bottled. Dark brown colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is sweet acidic fruits along with hops and coffee. Some wet, burnt wood is also present. Flavour is old coffee, sour and acidic dark fruit. The aftertaste is quite the same, but with chocolateish hints. A very sour and acidic porter, otherwise it could be nice...