davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Tap. Remarkable beer. Roasted aromas of chocolate, and coffee. Flavour is long-lasting, with sweet and bitter notes. Silky in the palate, with a medium body. Colour is dark brown, with a creamy white head. kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2007
Good porter that avoids the trap of being to acrid. it is well balanced with softer malt flavours to go with the roasty chocolate flavours you expect from a porter. Good hop presence and solid mouthfeel....another excellent representation of the style yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Tasted 23/02/2005 with TheGrandmaster. Pint, hand pumped from the cask at Galbraiths, Mt Eden.
This inky black beer has a red tint at the edge only when held up at the light. Creamy off-white to tan head. Very strong bouquet of of chocolate with hints of roasted coffee. Fully-bodied, almost chewy, mouthfeel delivers a chocolate/crystal malty flavour with just a nice mellow bitterness that leaves a little sweetness over on the palate. DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2007
Big roasty aroma with licorice too. Tastes fantastic. Big fruits with roasty dark choc, restrained burnt malt bitterness that peaks quick. Super-drinkable creamy medium body. Tastes like eating toasted Vogel’s bread. The malt rules! Big roasty lingering malt that’s not too bittersweet. I’d have just the one with some food. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Pint pulled at the brew pub, a dark brown with a thick foamy light beige head. A good roasted caramal malt aroma. The palate is smooth at first and then builds good bitterness. The roasted malt flavour comes with hints of licorice and clove.
omhper (25378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2006
Cask at the brewpub. Dark brown. Aroma of coffee and licorice. Dryish and very roasty with soft mouthfeel. It has a nice malt character, and this is combined with a wealth of hops. Even though the finish may be soewhat raw or indistinct this one goes down as an excellently crafted English style cask porter. Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
(Cask) Clear, dark brown with a warm tint of red and a small, beige head. Fantastic and vinous - almost port-like - nose. Medium in body, low in carbonation. Dry, hard roasted malt accents - but not really burned. Again some lovely vinous accents and some dried fruit. Distinct malt astringency. 070208 Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2015
From handpull at source, a big, black pint with a cream coloured head that disappeared in short order. A nose of licorice, anise, molasses and some faintly herbal aromas that come through well in the flavour. It had a full, rich, silky mouthfeel and was just the ticket for time and place. A pleasure to be back at Galbraith’s and a bit of a favourite beer of mine. JoeMcPhee (9459) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
Cask. Pint shared with beer_ledgend at the brewery. Clear ruby-red/dark brown beer. Very big chocolately/chicory aroma, light toast and a bit of dark fruit as well. Flavour is nice and rich, with chocolate, toast, and subtle coffee flavours present. Long delicate touch of hop bitterness in the finish along with the requisite toastiness. Very nice porter. explosivedog (1421) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2017
On handpull at Galbraith’s. Chocolate biscuits and a nice full creamy texture. Not hugely complex, but pretty good, even to a picky Englishman’s tastes.