Theydon_Bois (19491) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Gravity dispense at the twelfth Twickenham Beer Festival - 18/10/12.
Mid black with a big frothy tan head.
Huge roast malt aroma, liquorice, a little wood, tobacco and a pinch of chocolate.
Tastes of roast malt, chocolate, a little coffee and licqourice.
Smooth drinking medium bodied porter with moderate carbonation and a roasty finish. Decent stuff! tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2012
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2012. Cask, gravity dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin tan head. Strong black coffee note in the intense roasted aroma. Thin and oily mouthfeel and poor lacing throughout. Dark malt complex gives a moist maltloaf base with sweet treacle fudge and then mocha coffee and dark chocolate notes present. Dusty hop prickle gives a dry aftertaste which fades rapidly as the malt comes through. Finish is malty with roast malt evident in the mouth along with roasted almonds. This is a decent session porter and well recommended. imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with cream head. Fruity porter with a coffee note in the background, roasted husk notes, some rusk too. Rounded and fruity sweet. Pretty decent. joe19612 (2923) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Cask at Mytchett Beer Festival 2012. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thin tan head, the aroma has roasted malts some winter fruit, and a hint of coffee, the taste is light malts with a soft dry finish. planky84 (3259) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Cask at NWAF, 2012. Black pour with a beige head. Coffee, licorice and vanilla nose. Coffee and dark chocolate flavour with a little smoke. Dry roast finish.
sm89walt (2065) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
Cask - The Harp, London. Fine & creamy beige to light tan lasting head on an opaque dark brown body. Roasted malt, coffee & dark berries on the nose. Good dark fruit body with supplementary earthy coffee tones, a touch of smoke & a vague nuttiness beneath in the finish. Medium-ish body, soft & smooth on the palate with a decent length lingering finish. A pleasant, well conditioned juicy porter that took the December chill off. TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 6, 2011
Cask at The Bow Bar. Pours dark brown to black with thin tan head. Lots of roast and coffee/chocolate notes. Bitter and that. Pretty textbook. Vignale (3825) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle. A heavy robust porter with lots of coffee and dark chocolate and charcole from the more and well roasted malts. A really memorable, rich porter. BeerViking (4782) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Cask at Twickenham beer festival. Black with brown hints, chocolate and a touch of tart fruit on nose, rich medium bodied with mocha and roast malt on palate. Very nice gentle Porter. Re-rate on cask at the Magpie in Brentford, as before but also a little roast coffee on the nose, and a dry faintly burnt-bitter finish. Excellent. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
Cask Stillage at The Venue, Miles Platting 22/01/2011
Fruit and hop aromas. Black a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with fruity orange and bubble gum flavours. A hint of dryness in a bitter burnt roast finish.