Sigmund (7394) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2005
At last - the elusive London Porter is mine! 500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Very dark reddish brown colour, large tan head. Aroma is first and foremost dark chocolate, but also rye bread, leather and oak. Flavour is again chocolate on a nice roasty background, decent hops linger in the aftertaste. Clearly a first class beer - Iím sure itís even better cask conditioned. ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2005
On tap. Very dark black with creamy tan head. Aroma is lightly sweet roast. Taste is earthy and smooth with milky chocolate and light roasted finish. Wow thatís good. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Pours black with ruby hues and a dark brown fully receding head. Aroma of red wine and chocolate. Taste is quite sweet, vinous with subtle roasted malts. There are continous notes of raisins and coffee. Carbonation is low and the mouthfeel is thick and oily. The finish is lingering and has alot of roast with slight bitterness. This beer is quite complex, but Iím not sure how well it meshes together. davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Quite good; sampled from a hand pumped keg (cask? probably keg, US location). Just the right combination of bitter and sweet. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle. Pretty darn tasty. I have not really liked many of the Fullers/Youngs/Samuel Smiths (I donít know why, but I clump them together) that I have tired so far, this one was very good though.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 Bottle: Pours a deep dark brown with a thick pillowy layer of tan head. Chocolate, coffee, and smoke are in the nose. Lots of roastiness. Very silky textured, goes down smoothly. Lightly carbonated. Flavors are mostly chocolate and coffee, but there is a good bit of molasses sweetness to it. Finsihes like it starts; smooth, creamy, and rich. Good stuff, cheap, and widely available. joergen (27984) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2005
Brown coloured with a solid beige head.
Roasted aroma of cocoa and chocolate with notes of liquorice.
Roasted flavour of chocolate with notes of liquorice, coffee and smoke. jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black colour and light long lasting head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Very light carbonation, but a finish you can taste minutes after your last sip. Great. fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
A good porter. Not too rich. Good taste with some bitterness but not much..
Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 28, 2005
A deep rich brown that pours with a light brown head that is long lasting. The aroma is of coffee and chocolate malts. A nice smooth flavor with the taste of roasted malt with some bitterness.