nybol (2351) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016 GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAR 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Our table had a long discussion trying to figure out what the brewer meant by calling this a "Scottish Porter". Maybe it’s supposed to be something between a Scotch Ale and a classic Porter? Whatever the case, it’s a pretty unremarkable beer. Colour is dark reddish-brown, body is slightly murky. Aroma is weird - more of that iced tea that I got off of their pale ales, and some maltiness. Flavour is rather sweet and one-dimensional. Finish is dry and thin. I just couldn’t get into this one.
En god porter....men ikke meget porter over den.
Den er som en porter, men desværre mangler bare smagen af det hele. Ikke at den er dårlig, den er måske en god "begynder-øl" ud i porter-verden. Theydon_Bois (20636) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to Bropey, 03/08/15.
Murky chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is soy sauce, bloody Mary, umame, dark fruit, touch of oxidisation.
Taste comprises fruit loaf, light spice, earthy, toffee, malt, sweet.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Doing ok for a ’98 vintage. TorbenJensen (1572) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Foam is present at the porter, but impressive is certainly not. The aroma is something special for type. Little malt and many floral notes. The taste nor as a conventional reports, rather something going towards a good dark sporter. It is too hard roasted malt, a little flower and a final hop bitterness is prolonged. mR_fr0g (13515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. Many thanks to Paul for this relic. Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a fine cream coloured head. Aroma is fairly nice Salted caramel, toffee, soy, caramel, nutty. Flavour is composed of caramel, light toffee, Salted caramel, Good for the age. Palate is sweet, tangy, lowish carbonation, medium bodied. Powdered choc and fruit cake lingers. The_Osprey (9159) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks to Paul for sharing this BB Feb 1998 porter, 5.8%. Dark brown, big foamy tan head. Aroma is sherry, tomato paste, perfume. Body is light, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is marmite, tangy fruits, sherry. Yep, pretty oxidised as expected. Definitely fun to try, and actually pretty drinkable though I doubt I would have finished the bottle by myself.
Leighton (22324) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Best before Feb 1998! Pours clear russet-brown with a big, foamy khaki head. A bit of oxidation apparent in the nose, cherry, brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with dried berries, raisins, bread, some brown sugar, dates. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, more dried, old berries, toasted sugars, bread. Pretty damn good given the age. Scopey (15746) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle BBF Feb 1998!!! It pours dark brown with a decent off-white head. The nose is rich, earthy, marmite, oxidised action, fruit cake, wood, toasty, brown sugar and must. The taste is pretty sweet upfront, caramelised sugars, aged malts, fruit cake, candy, marmite, damp wood and cola with a short, sweetish finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Yes it’s aged, but not at all bad for it. Like Kenny, we’ll sort of. rouhlas (3784) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 30, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark brown almost black color with light beige head. Aroma is light roasted malty, caramel, bready, licorice. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Light oily to watery body with soft carbonation. angel77 (3872) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
Botella 33 cl en el lúpulo en junio de 2010 con fech de cons preferente para antes 19-11-2010 (r1295). color negro con espuma oscura. Porter ligera y algo amarga con 6 vol y 32 ibus. Normal. jamaty (2257) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Marron oscura rojiza, casi opaca. Abundante espuma cremosa y duradera. Aroma plano, nada destaca. Excelente textura, muy cremosa, y agradable sabor con toques de caramelo, algo de fruta roja y un final ahumado muy seco y amargo. Muy buena.