Theydon_Bois (19546) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle at home - 13/10/12 from Stevenage JS.
Pours mid black with a thin tan head that soon forms a pond and clears to the edge.
Roast malt nose, licqourice, dark fruit and a touch soapy.
Taste is dark fruits, figs, dates, plum, hint of spice, molasses.
Fuller end of medium bodied with a bit of bollocks. Soft carbonation leading to a dry fruity finish.
This beer improved as it warmed and the flavours developed a little more. harrisoni (18579) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Black beer, dark brown edges with thick beige head. Actually quite a good baltic porter style beer. Lots of milk chocolate. Some decent maltiness. Shame its filtered and pasteurised otherwise this could be a fantastic beer. Lots of plum fruit. Really very good. saxo (18571) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, plums, nuts, licorice and notes of chocolate. Oakes (17697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Very dark brown. Chocolatey, citric aroma. Sweet and sour flavour is fruity, chocolatey, and complex. Sorry if I didn’t pick up the moist Cavendish tobacco...my bad...but it’s a nice rendition of old school porter, a style I almost always enjoy. yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle. It’s a clear, very dark brown beer, a beige finger-thick head sits on top. The aroma is really delicious, with cocoa, some licorice, notes of alcohol, and roasted malts. Full-bodied and warming, with flavors of roasted malts, dried fruits, cocoa and some licorice. Roasted, warming finish. A really pleasant and tasteful beer, the aroma even slightly more lovely. 091127
Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
50cl bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense.Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Nose is roasted, liquorice & chocolate.Smooth wih a pleasant bitter roast & some dark fruits.. A very well made "strong" British porter! Nice! FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2008
500ml bottle - - Pikkulintu, Helsinki.bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle 1, end of bottle, warm and flat - Huge sweet raisiny and slightly marmitey aroma. Very full and complex palate. Massive oaky wood component, but moist tobacco and some flowery hops are subtly in there too. Very rich and woody. Stunning english porter.
Bottle 2, same night - Malt loaf in aroma, way woodier taste, some butter too. Softer but thinner palate.
Smooth roasted malt aroma with chocolate notes. Essentially black in color with ruby hilites at the edges. The tan head never really arrived, just came flat and ringed. Full bodied with mild smooth carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt, dry, with varying fruits. Something of tobacco is arguable. Chocolate goes back and forth. Finish is a very nice, smooth clean sensation. Not really bitter at all. Drinks a bit like a port, but the flavor and alcohol aren’t similar. More baltic porters should move this direction. It’s really a good drink. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle at a Housewarming. Black - big brown lasting head. Burned, berries, vinous, licorice, nutty, chocolate. Nice power. gunnfryd (14899) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is licorice, alcohol, spices, ocoa. Flavour is roasted, malt, licorice, alcohol, spices, cocoa, dried fruits. Full bodied nice beer.