nick35 (12) - USA - JUN 18, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sort of a milk porter: very well balanced between malt sweetness and roast. No hops flavor. At first it reminded me of licking a cold BBQ grill, but in a good way.
Khosrove (53) - LATVIA - APR 29, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A well balance but interesting porter. Lots of coffee and chocolate notes.
remerts2 (13) - LATVIA - APR 29, 2017
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rubīna melnums krāsā, dzidrs, ar nelielām putām. Smaržā jūtamas dūmu atskaņas, auksta kafija, kaut kas no tumšās šokolādes. Tas pats sajūtams arī garšā, tikai dūmus nomaina vairāk šokolādīga piegarša un aukstas kafijas atblāzma. Ķermenis diezgan viegls, ļoti dzerams alus.
martpez (177) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells and tastes of roasted coffee beans rich texture but little complexity. Slight moderate bitterness in the finish.
Cajun (523) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - APR 18, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours black, creamy tan head. Dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, nuts, hops, dry. Creamy mouth-feel. C’est bon.
djcampbell (68) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moje první zkušenost s anglickým porterem, který byl doopravdy výborný :) Dal bych si ho zase.
Prufrockstar (2078) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been searching for this beer for years, from back when porter was my favorite style and I’d just found ratebeer. London Pride was easy to find, but bottles of this were never around anywhere in Seattle. It went on draft one time at Bottleworks, but keg blew before I got there. I saw it on draft once in 2014 on a trip to Iowa, but I ended up drinking Toppling Goliath and a Wine Barrel Noir instead, foolishly figuring it’d be easy to find in the midwest when visiting family.
Never saw it on draft again. Or in bottles. So imagine my surprise and delight when I stumbled across this 4-pack at the Party Source. Your days of eluding me have come to an end, Mr. London Porter.
Dark brown pour with khaki head of moderate duration that dissipates to a ring. For lack of a better description, this is sort of what I imagine from an Old World porter -- less aggressive on the roast bitterness side than my American favorites, but with a richer malt profile. Caramel, toffee, bread, creamy milk chocolate, hints of dark fruit. These flavors come in waves, finishing with a light roast bitterness of short duration, followed by lasting chocolate. Medium- body; slick texture, average carbonation. Overall: this is bottle 3 out of 4. The first bottle I opened warm as soon as I walked through the door and was a bit disappointed. But the last two bottles have impressed me more and more. Well-deserved reputation. Hope it doesn’t take me another 5 years to come across this one again.
midovark (808) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown colur with quickly disappearing beige head. Coffee, cocoa and roasted notes in aroma. Basically it has the same notes in aroma, combined with slight smoky/woody notes. It finishes with moderate bitterness and with warming some very slight alcoholic notes also appear. Softly carbonated and medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Nice one.
emincems (80) - - MAR 28, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2017 bottle. looks cool, but foam goes quickly. taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts and slightly nutty. medium bodied. easy to drink for a porter.
samjdix (47) - - MAR 27, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very very nice but not as stellar as others suggest. Strong yeasty smell, loads of chocolatey malts in the taste. Would prefer a bit more depth or unique notes but still very good.
BeerLieutenant38 (55) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 24, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Lovely chocolate and coffee malt aroma. Medium sweet sweetness. Lovely creamy mouthfeel. Nice bitter finish. A truly delicious beverage. Great value for money too.