oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Pours very dark brown with a slight red tint becoming more apparent when held up to the light. Not much head to speak of- just a slight veneer coating the beer. Aromas of smokey malt, bitter chocolate and coffee. Flavour was hoppier than the bottle version- and proved to be a bit too sharp. Other flavours were complex and wonderful though- chocolate, molasses, a hint of fruit, coffee and smokey malt. Mouthfeel was full bodied, and rich. There was something about the cask version of this porter that just wasn’t completely porter-like. Still excellent though. ogivlado (8097) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 11, 2007
Cask at Barrow Boy And Banker, Southwark, London.
FatPhil (17077) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2007
1/2pint. Reddish/brown coloured, small creamy head, buttery nose. Sweet roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma with few alcohol hints in the finish. Very smooth and a bit too bitter.
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 Cask (Gallows bird, Espoo)KnutAlbert (6791) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2007
Very rich, burnt chocolate. Succulent. Refreshingly watery on the taste, one for quaffing. Sweet burnt aftertaste. Wonderful.
rerate of (6-4-7-4-13=3.4)
Cask (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Very dark ruby, almost black, healthy head. Slightly sharp sour aroma. Rich malty body, alas a bit sour. Oh, man, I want this beer at its best.
Rerate of (5-4-7-3-13=3.2)
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki) - last pint from the barrel.
Almost black, think persistent head. Sharp appley aroma - hints of end-of-barrel. Creamy dark burnt roast, also a little crotchy and pissy. Sharp hoppiness, full bodied.So many good things are fighting to get through - my god this will be amazing fresh! Will re-rate (on Friday soon afterwards, I hope!)
Rerate: Cask (Black Door, Helsinki) (8:5:8:4:15=4.0)
Lovely roasty aroma, beautiful soft palate, rich roasty taste. Absolutely wonderful porter, love it.
Cask at the Mad Bishop and Bear, Paddinton.
Coffee, roasted malt, nuts, oat flakes. Velvety, tasty, lovely beer. They should have this on cask regularly. dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2007
Porter-like appearance with a good head. Chocolate and coffee in the scent. Watery with some dryness at the end. Berries and milk chocolate in the mouth. Good.
imdownthepub (15326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Joint Stock, Birmingham. Dark brown with ruby hints and white head. At last, how many years have I sought this one out in cask, I just new they would have it on in here. Full fruity and sweetish, maybe not true to the original London Porter style where there would have been an acidic sourness, but pretty good all the same. Some coffee husk and background hazelnuts, very good and well worth the search. berkshirejohn (6653) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2007
Cask at the Mawson Arms/Fox and Hounds at the brewery.Dark ruby red with a rustic cream head; rich chocolate aroma; immediate hit of smokey roasted chocolate malt when tasted, very dry and bitter, then developing a potr-like sweetness with hints of tobacco and coffee; finish is dry and very moreish. Even better than the bottled version. downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Old Fish Market, Bristol 16/11/07. Near black with a decent tan head that left plenty of lacing. Aroma of licorice, roasted notes, dark chocolate and earthy hops. The flavour started with some sweet malt, before coffee and chocolate kicked in with a dry finish. Excellent. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2007
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Dark amber color, bubbly head. Licorice and viol aroma. Roasted flavor, fruity, grapes, licorice, some cocoa. Lots of licorice in this one... Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2007
Cask (obviously). Black with cream, brownish head. Thin bodied for a porter I think. Roasted malt. Some coffee notes? Not bad.