burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Wow!!Great aroma!!smeeled very inviting.Malty,chocolate,cofee.Nice thick lasing head.Not too big.Just right.The color was a very dark brown,almost black.It tasted of chocolate,cofee,rich.This was almost a perfect beer.The only think I took points off for were the body was a tad light.Just a click light.What a great beer!!I am off to buy a six-pack!! thomat (3863) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2006
A very good porter with a compex taste including sweet maltiness combined with som hoppiness. Full bodied with both coffe and chocolate notes. A perfect drink that goes verry well together with dark chocolate ! Yeahitsnolan (51) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Near perfect beer for me. Poured a very dark beer. Had a very good porter smell with chocolate and coffee. It had a great roasted taste with a undertone of coffee and caramel. All the flavors were soooo well mixed. GREAT GREAT BEER shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Ah...deep, rich, chocolately malt sliding across your tastebuds. Alchohol and cream coming in behind that to wake you up and teach you what a porter’s all about. Anyone who drinks this be warned: you’re going to turn your back on helles brews afterwards! 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 (1192) - 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 I’ve had in a long time. Good Brew! fonefan (49338) - 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 (6187) - 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.