chriso (7583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
Bright bottled from cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Festival. Almost black, but a closer examination, holding it up to the light reveals it to be a very dark ruby colour. Chocolate and burnt malt aroma with some light woody notes. Deep roast malt and dry chocolate on the palate. There’s a good depth of rich berry fruit here too. Distinct bitterness holds it all together with a light, sour lactic edge on the finish. Espresso coffee notes emerge in the aftertaste. Excellent balance and a very fine beer all round. And that’s after a week in a plastic bottle. Shame its not more readily available.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 18/05/2005
Mid brown colour and fruity. Some bitterness and dryness in a lasting malt finish. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2005
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Roasted aroma. Taste of roasted malts and hops, quite sweet. Full bodied. Impressive porter harrisoni (19003) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense), White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2005
Stunning beer of roasted malt and hops. Not really like any porter I have had before or since. The depth of the roasted malts, coffee and chocolate I thought were excellent SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
Dover Fest. Very soapy aroma. Gentle mouthfeel with a mild fruit flavour. Quite sweet. Boiled sweets. Very faint coffee. Pleasant enough without breaking any barriers.
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2005
Gravity At The Milestone,Ipswich.A great black,sweet tasting porter,with a roasty malt and wood flavour,the best porter i have tried to date. DanielBrown (4527) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2004
Hand pumped at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Black, with hardly any head or aroma. Sweet, watery, a little thin. Otherwise pleasant with a little burntness to finish.