gollitogarcia (11) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Yuck! Too much alcohol aroma and taste. No distinct flavor to capture the palate. Not memorable. And no need to repeat. British beers tend to disappoint. demitriustown (1191) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Pours a pitch black with a minimal tan head. Aroma is big malt notes, chocolate, coffee, raisins, and a roasty goodness. Taste is chocolate again with a small coffee note, toffee, caramel, big malts and nice hop texture. Palate is slightly sticky, carbonated, slightly bitter. OVerall, This is a damn good porter, probably one of the best that Iíve had in a long time. Good Brew! fonefan (48622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown with a dark beige head. Very malty aroma with dark chocolate notes. A little caramel sweetness in the taste, followed by roasted coffee and medium bitterness at the end. dwyerpg (6055) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Looks very nice. Very black, creamy head. Taste is very thick and heavy. Not that sweet at first, which is good. A little too much cofee flavors, but I get some chocolate as well. A little thick so one at a time. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 Almost black body (very dark brown) with some red highlights and a medium creamy off-white head. Some smoke and black liquorice on the nose. Viscous body. Taste is vinous, sweet, molasses and some roasted coffee beans. There is also lots of tobacco flavour in there that paves the way for a dry herbal finish. Soft carbonation. Fuller is for how I want my London Porter glass.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2006
bottle. Aroma: Lots of roasted malt aroma, with a healthy dose of chocolate. Intense toffee aroma. Smells delicious! Appearance: Dark brown, with some garnet highlights. Light tan head was full and creamy looking and diminished into a nice cap. Good lacing. Flavor: Nice roastiness with touches of chocolate, toffee, and coffee. Some toasted nut also comes through. Flavors are good, and they all work together, but was hoping for a little more punch. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carboantion. A little astringency detected. Overall: A good example of the English style of porters. A good beer, but I was hoping for a little more developed flavor. Worth seeking out. ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Poured a amber, dark black with a thick tan head. Aroma consisted of chocolate, coffee. Roasted malt was definately evident in the flavors along with some choclate and mild coffee and caramel. This was the most BALANCED beer iíve ever tasted, just perfect our of a glass from Munich. beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 This is a great porter! Tastes of chocolate and roasted cofee. Probably the best Porter I have ever had. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Ross. Two months past the best before date. Dumping your old beers on me Ross? Pours coffee black with a nice thick khaki head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and english yeast esters. Not much carbonation, and with a somewhat thin texture. Flavor of dark roasted malt, mild coffee, with some hints of caramel nicely balanced by the Fuggle hops. Nice little burst of bakers chocolate before the mildly bitter and earthy finish. Some brown ale flavors are hiding behind that dark roast also. This is a British good porter. Full of flavor, easy to drink, not to aggressive or thick.....I like! TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2006
A bit light in color and body, this porter does nothing to break the mold, but exemplifies it. A simple malty character that screams of coffee flavors and a little bitterness add up to a well constructed and pleasant drink.