Formerly brewed at London Fields Brewery (Carlsberg)
Style: Porter
Hackney, England


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Running directly past our brewery, The Black Path was an ancient route used to bring produce from Walthamstow to Smithfields in the 18th and 19th centuries. We adapted an original East London Porter recipe to create this rich, roasty brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olio (10434) - Tampere, - JUN 12, 2013
50 cl bottle. BBE 07.02.2014.
Pours pitch black color with a medium sized, frothy and beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, some coffee and some dry dark chocolate. Flavor of dark malts, faint chocolate notes and this is where things start to go wrong, yeast, bun dough, some ripe fruits and ash. Feels a lot like a home brew gone a bit wrong. Not totally undrinkable but still quite a lot of off-flavors.

TimE (6005) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 16, 2015
pitch black color. Off putting astringent smokey nose very unbalanced. Blah

fonefan (50011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As London Fields Black Path Porter ].
Clear dark black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, sour malt notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, chocolate, sweet dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130814]

ERB92 (766) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
Coffee, chocolate, toast, caramel and some fruits and vanilla in the aroma. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a beautifully crafted Porter, nice aromas, well balanced flavors and nicely soft on the palate.

tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2014
21/XI/14 - cask @ London Fields Tap Room (London) - BB: n/a (2014-1368)

Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: roasted, sweet, some ripe banana, marijuana. MF: no carbon, light body. Taste: lots of banana, soft roasted touch, not too much though, bit sweet, some caramel. Aftertaste: little roasted, soft bitterness, quite some overripe banana, watery finish.

Holmen1 (6156) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
0,5 flaske (bb. 06/14) hjemme: fonteneåpning med tilhørende tårnhøjt skum. Brunsvart. Aroma og smak dominert av ristet brød, bitter sjokolade og kaffe, og med et grønt eple lurende i bakgrunnen. Stor munnfylde for så lav %, og en velbalansert bitterhet i avslutningen. Lang og god, tørr porterettersmak, dette ble en utmerket luke i julekalenderen!

teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 3, 2014
Backlog rating. Tap at the brewery tap room, London. It pours a deep brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted, with notes of espresso, cocoa, vanilla and caramel. Taste is lightly sweet and medium roasty, with notes of espresso, ashes, grains, vanilla, light citrus. Finishes a bit dry and astringent. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, nice porter

Kauge (1994) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Aprill 2014, joogipood Broadway Marketil (£ 2,69), 50 cl. Süsimust, servades veidi kastanpruuni; kreemikas vaht vähene ja kiirelt kaduma. Aroom on mõõdukalt magus - ploomine-viigimarjane ja tugevalt kohvimõrkjas. Juues jääb esmamulje kuidagi kalk või robustne või emotsioonitu ja otsekohene - ei mingit silutust, viisakust, vaoshoitust. Jook on oma kanges kohvisuses karmilt sirgjooneline, mõjudes alguses isegi ehmatavalt. Porteri kohta üllatavalt vähe kirbe-torkav-hapu, kuigi humalat on tunda päris korralikult, rösti on rohkelt ning mullisustki parasjagu. Selgelt tunda on ka seda, et tegu suht lahja joogiga, st kerge ja libisev, kuigi täidlane ja kleepjas. Järelmaik hapukas-mõrkjas, külma kohvi tunne.

The_Osprey (8520) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Cask at The Fitzrovia. A full pint, for a change. Black with a red tinge, small tan head. Aroma is faint molasses. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light ash, bit of sweet plum, bourbon biscuits, finishes watery with no real bitterness. A bit sweet for my taste - prefer more bitterness. But fine.

motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2014
bottle, post slunce ve skle 2013 tasting, thanks to paul for bringing this. black with a modest light brown head; aroma of blackstrap licorice and leather cricket pads; plenty of licorice flavour, rich and molasses-y, salty and very rich for a 4% beer

witthatsbier (572) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2014
5oo ml bottle pours a dark brown/black colour with a thin beige head aroma is dominated by bitter chocolate,but does not last a very thin beer light bitterness and a bit of chocolate very average drink once and never again

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