vanvenlo (1913) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2007
1 Jul 2006 - Lovely sweet roasted choc malt aroma. dark black colour, oridnary head and suds lacing. Big roasted malt flavour with some sharpness but softens at the right temperature (warmer). Finishes with a sharpmalt and bitterness. Lunkie (1963) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2007
Roast chocolate malt aroma. Cleack coca cola colour with good head and lacing. Bitter burnt malt flavour with chocolate roast aftertaste. Smooth palat.e Stefano (2034) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2007
Dark brown colour allmost black with a large head. Aroma of roastedness and hints of coffee. Flavours get tight on the finish, almost minerally, and tail off a touch. Little to thin. faroeviking (11213) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
Pitch black colour. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and bitter hops. Good smooth taste, bit sweet, chocolate, liquorice, strong coffee. Bitter-sweet finish. A great porter! Stew41 (2081) - Phuket, THAILAND - NOV 27, 2006
Middling porter. Relatively heavy style that will almost pass as a stout. Lightish brown in colour with a thin head. Milk chocolates on the nose although quite firm and tight. Palate is all about roast, heavy for the style (in my opinion) in the porter context. Flavours get tight on the finish, almost minerally, and tail off a touch. Probably not one of the house’s better beers. (BB Oct 2007).
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Courtesy of Papsoe.
Porter, probably the oldest style of English beer...... In keeping with an English theme...not bloody likely.
The bottle says, "Roasty, Malty, Bitter Dark Ale." I can’t think of marketing that is more suited to me.
This beer pours chestnut brown and settles into a dark brown. The head is massive, two fingers thick, craggy on top, tan and fluffy.
Has a toasty malt aroma with hints of roasted nuts and baked grains. More of a brown ale aroma (or a mild English Brown Porter I suppose) than an American Porter aroma...but this beer aint from America so that stands to reason. The real point is it smells good, fresh and enticing despite a journey to Europe and then to me in the US.
Molasses, brown sugar, toasty malts, some nuttiness, crisp carbonation, estery fruity notes, decent hop presence. Some will say this is thin, but for a classic Porter it really is dead on...slightly more syrupy than it should be, but not crazily so.
This is pretty solid. Tastes, as it smells, amazingly fresh considering it has a best before date of Aug 2005!
It’s not a style pushing beer, but it is damn tasty and fun to drink. I’d very much like to try this fresh from the cask. Very nice suprise.
Skinnyviking (9717) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle. Small white head. Black body. Coffee aroma. Flat coffee flavor with too little bitterness. elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2006
bottle. very dark brown color. big carpy dissapating head. liqerice aroma. roasted malt. chokolate and liqerice. Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
50 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Dark brown colour allmost black with a large head. Great aroma of roastedness and hints of coffee. Flavour of hops, roasted malt and liquorice. Ends up with a bitter finish. Overall very smooth and elegance. larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2005
Brown with off-white head. Lets just say that the label doesn’t lie: "Roasty malty bitter dark ale".