JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2010
bread, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, leather, smoke, woody, brown, frothy, creamy, lively, long finish, full body, effervescent, toffee, smooth Perceptron (32) - USA - SEP 29, 2005
Porter as an actual style! This beer pours a dark brown, with ruby hilights. The aroma is brown malt - brown malt! Now that’s a blast from the past. Was this malt kilned the "old fasioned" porter way and not in a barrel roaster? It would certainly seem that way. The flavor is a little sweet, elegantly balanced toasted malt with some wood smoke in the finish. A great porter designed for drinking in quantities! Too bad it costs $9.00 for a 750ml bottle! ads135 (4923) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Mmmm. Your usual blend of roasted malts, leaving a coffee, chocolate sweetness, but a touch of smoke finishes the experience nicely. BenL8 (245) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Beautiful appearance. Nice thick foam which dissipates rather quickly. Pours a very dark brown which is clear. Aroma is complex, lots of dark malts and quite spicy. Some biscuit and chocolate aromas and a herbal earthy note. Mouthfeel is pleasant and rather thick, medium body and carbonation. Flavour is similar to aroma: complex and malty, with plenty of dark malts. Has a very pleasant hoppy-herbal and earthy note which I really enjoy. Chocolate is pronounced. The bitterness is very nicely balanced with the maltiness, brilliant balance overall. Brilliant beer, one of the best porters I?ve had, pretty much defines the London porter in my opinion. wlajwl (7006) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2011
Good chocolate base while not overly sweet. A very well balanced porter, if this is what porters tasted like way back when, then I say more porters need to be made like this on a large scale again.
Barrabass (31) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
Beige, Lacing diminishing head. Dark brown almost black colour. Smells old furnitures and bacon. Taste smokey and dark chocolate. Notes of cofee and a nice warming alcohol feeling. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Pours a deep mahogany w/ a medium sized, spattered, creamy froth. Reduces at a moderte pace to reveal a beautifully laced brew. Aroma is malty. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers creating a creamy texture. Very nice indeed. Moderately roasted w/ a full malty backbone. Roasted coffee bean, bakers cocoa, brown sugar, mild caramel. Slight nuances of black cherry and brownies. Finish is perfctly bittered and long on flavor. Nice balance. Overall: drinks like an Imperial style with it’s generous nature but w/o all the extra alcohol. Connoisseurs choice. Highly recommended. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2007
This beer pours a dark brown really pretty much black with a large tan head! Wow this thing has a wonderful smell! Roasted toffees, coffee, and chocolate! the taste is just as good as the aromas! Very dry and roasty. This is one WELL crafted beer! Cheers! kra303 (8) - Carbondale, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010 does not count
A classic "London Porter". Poured a reddish-brown, clear. The nose explodes with roasted malts, toasted nuts, chocolate, caramel with a soft smokiness. The palate is richly flavored yet clean and light. Not dense, thick and syrupy. This is truly a standout for me, you must try this beer! Cantabrian (1154) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 If anyone wants to know the perfect model for a London Porter, this is it. Meantime London Porter is the role model, or at least it should be the ultimate one. It pours dark ruby, almost black, with a creamy head, not too pungent in aromas, but just the pleasantness of roast malts and chocolates. The flavour is prefectly rounded, mellow, with chocolates and malts, some charred, some smoked, but never too much, neither the coffees. Medium bodied, it is smooth and creamy. Finish is a nice balance between sweet and a touch of bitter, that yells at your craving centre for more and more. I’d find it hard to believe that in 1750 they made beer as good as this. But if they did, no wonder the redcoats were distracted with something a lot more pleasant than shooting colonials.