Beersiveknown (5302) - 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. harrisoni (19332) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2006
Cask handpull at Chambers Folkestone. Ok so I had 10 minutes before my train so I could only have a very fast half, but this was good. Deep ruby colour with thin beige head. Really pretty fruity with some coffee and bit of choc. Hoppy drying finish. Exceptional dark fruit nose. Vinous in mouth with good warming alcohol. My friend Martin went back the following day and confirmed that it was indeed a cracking porter. zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Very dark brown-black in colour with a thin tan head. It has rich dark chocolate, liquorice, plum and malty flavours followed by an oak and bitter hoppy finish. SilkTork (5854) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Ramsgate Brewery, Ramsgate - with joet. Creamy, soft, coffee accented dark beer finishing with a woody tang. Vegetable. Fatty. Chocolate. Satisfying, smooth and delicious. Attractive reddish colour. Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2006
This is a re-do, of the classic Firkin drop. Although on a full mash, rather than the original was maltextract. Can be a bit cloying at times. As Ian says, dark fruit, warm, and moreish porter. Something to look forward to at the end of summer.
AndrewC (379) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2007
Wow. This was the first bottled condition version of this I’ve had. It tasted smoaky with a slight milky alcohol to it. Nice roasted malt notes on the end. Good Stuff DavidGreen (2) - Castres-Gironde, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2008 does not count
Bottled. heavy liquorice aroma with plenty of roasted malt. Clear and a sparkling autumn brown in colour. Initial flavour was both fruity and bitter, heavy after taste of liquorice. Reasonably complex.
An improvement on the original Firkin brew by a brewer that knows what he is doing ladnewton (2036) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2017
Cask CBC, Clerkenwell on 2nd November 2017. Sepia with shallowtan part-lacing foam. Rich and intense roasted malt aroma. Rich roastiness in-mouth with spicy notes. A bittersweet roasty malt finish. Full bodied with a zingy yet solid mouthfeel. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
NorCal Feb ’08 - First, a big thank you to Phil_L for hauling this beer from across the pond to bring to our local tasting. It was quite the welcome addition. An interesting aroma and flavor profile on this beer. One of the few beers that I got big anise aroma and flavor in the beer. The beer pours out a deep blood red, nearly black color with a good khaki head to it. Aroma was anise, chocolate, and light roast. Mouthfeel was smooth, with a nice about of carbonation. Flavor was roasty, toffee, with a nice dose of chocolate. Some subtle vinous notes crept in as it warmed up a bit. Overall, a very nice porter.