pivnizub (10768) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle: Unclear, deep amber coloured, small and stable off-white foamy layer, sourish-fruity nose, leathery-toasty aromas underneath; medium bodied, moderate bitter-sweet flavour, not overly dry, quite smooth; slightly lingering malty-toasty and fruity finish, accompanied by a light acidity. Quite well rounded, pleasant Porter........ SaintMatty (7481) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2011
Cask (Oliver Twist, Stockholm) - Very dark brown with some red tinges when held to the light. Malty, fruity and roasted aroma with notes of raisins and chocolate. Fruity, malty and roasted taste with notes of chocolate, roasted malt and dried fruit. Borresteijn (7415) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2011
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Almost black, creamy light beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, some chocolate. Flavour is cream, roasted malts, light fruity, sweet, malty, chocolate, light roasted bitter finish. Light bodied. Decent. Svesse (8752) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 20 July 2011) Dark brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of caramel, dark fruit, raisins and prunes. Malty, roasted taste with dark fruit, raisins, dark rye bread and caramel. Slightly bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, with some malt sweetness. Quite nice. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2011
Pint on hand pump at The White Horse (London). Pleasant enough without being overly challenging. Flavones just a little lacking.
leaparsons (10710) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2011
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Very dark with red tints and a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and chocolate with cream. Earthy with some liquorice and citrus. Blackberry with some hints of soy. Flavours are sweet caramel and chocolate with some berry and traces of salt. Peat with liquorice and plummy, sweet fruit. Dry and herbal to finish. Pretty decent. SpringsLicker (3666) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Deep mahogany body with garnet highlights under a thin head of off-white that fades quickly.
Slight malt aroma.
Thin bodied; little in the way of flavor here.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 14/05/2011
Fruit and roast aromas. Dark coloured and rich on the palate with some alcohol present. Bitter and dry treacle and roast malt flavoured finish. planky84 (3388) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Smoky nose with coffee and some dark chocolate. Chocolate, coffee and light smoke flavours. Dry, bitter finish. Beersiveknown (5301) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 19, 2011
A lively dark brown beer with thick pillowy cream head and a tantalising aroma of coffee grounds, forest floors, aniseed and burnt caramel. The latter comes to the fore in the body of the beer, which is thick and creamy. A brief bitter spike follows and the beer mellows into coffee and chocolate leaving a lasting chocolate and malty note. Just how I like my porters. The bottle conditioning keeps it in fine fettle. I’d happily sup this beer in bottle form again and hope I am fortunate enough to come across a cask version.