BierBobCat (12) - - SEP 21, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2017 Sources: M&S (Bottle) - chilled
Expectations: Caramel & Salt, Malted Hops
Were expectations met: No
Findings: Definitely a toasted malted hoppy taste there. Its smooth. There is a slight chocolate taste but its quite bitter. So not very Salted Caramel .
Would I want to drink it again: No jmgreenuk (9743) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 29, 2017
Bottle from M&S. Poured a clear dark brown with a short-lived fizzy light tan head. The aroma is caramel malt, smoky, charcoal hop. The flavour is moderate sweet with a light liquorice, light toffee caramel palate and a bubbly mouthfeel. Medium to light bodied with lively carbonation. Way over carbonated for a porter. Mishnok (359) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2017
This one looked okay on pouring with a nice head and a sort of dark brown/ruby body. I could pick up the sweet caramel and a bit of salt (though this seemed to fade). What I wasn't so keen about was a sort of fizzy feel to the body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone RichTheVillan (8042) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle from Marks & Spencer; dark brown pour with a thin light tan head, aroma has caramel and light roast, taste has some sweet caramel, hint of chocolate, some fruit. ManVsBeer (10806) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Halifax. Amber-brown, but closer to the former with a small to thin head. Has a smoothness, a sweetness, is salted, is light in terms of what you might expect from something called a ’porter’, but as it’s very tasty I guess this matters little. Has a sticky-sweet texture with caramel dominating both taste and its aroma.
dj (625) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle, 330ml. A light ruby-brown colour with a small head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of sweet malt, pretty weak. Flavour has sweet malt, chocolate and caramel. Has potential, but it’s over-carbonated and ends with a watery, metallic finish. I had high hopes for this, what a shame. WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2017
330ml bottle. Dark amber with no head. Smoked meat features faintly in the aroma, along with a touch of generic ruby ale. Faint flavour of smoked bacon, slightly sweet, and golden ale. Disturbing lack of either salt or caramel. BlackHaddock (7518) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
330ml bottle into a ’Forbidden Fruit’ badged chalice at home on 19th Feb 2017. Ruby like hue to the dark brown body, beige head that didn’t want to hang around. Caramel and toffee esters in the nose, same with the flavours, didn’t pick up any saltiness: in fact it was pretty sweet throughout. Seemed a watery and weak for 5.5% ABV. tombyars (1724) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Purchased at Marks & Spencer, Kilmarnock and sampled on the 7th January 2017. Clear russet in colour with a thin white head. Malty aroma with candy sweetness coming through. Thin insipid mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts give a dry edge to the thin maltloaf base. There is a sweet caramel note lurking in this but really underdeveloped and fades away all too quickly. Hop resins add a strong astringency which reins in the malt element to a standstill. Aftertaste is long and bitter and not what I expected in a Porter? Finish is just about on the malty side with salted pretzels flavour noted. A poor Porter and one to avoid. culchiem (4070) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle shared with Urbalsprawl. Nutty brown with a full head. Aroma fruity caramel. Flavour is nut, salted caramel, sweet finish.