LazyPyro (1462) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2017 jainsv (113) - USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black color with a thin tan head. Smells of hops, malt, and chocolate. Tastes lightly of chocolate and mostly of hops with a slight licorice flavor. Palette is a bit disappointing because it is so thin. Excellent bottle, decent beer.
From a 750ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a stable beige head. Aroma: roasted malts, some chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Taste: roasted malts with a hint of smoke, sweet chocolate and caramel malts, vanilla, light bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation, oily texture. Pretty solid porter, very easy drinking you could quickly finish the 750ml by yourself. beton (678) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu. Davros IX (438) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2017
A surprisingly good porter from a 750ml bottle. It was chilled and drunk after a hard day working in the garden and it was very thirst quenching. A lovely flavour of toasted malt, coffee and possibly some soy sauce. It wasn’t too thick for a porter and it went down a treat. You can see why all those hard-working London market porters loved this type of beer at the end of the day. john44 (3300) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle. Malty; espresso coffee, plain chocolate, roasted biscuity-malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla. Very coffee and chocolate. Spicy and slightly smoky. Fruity; hint of dark fruits. Hoppy; slightly earthy hops. Sweetish roast malty throughout. Dry finish. Nice porter! (2011-01-08)
Iznogud (4058) - CROATIA - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle, 750 ml from Pivoteka. Courtesy of JFK10000 shared with him and Miro. Pours brown with beige head. Roasted malts, some coffee, smoke, bitter finish. Light sweetness, some bitterness in finish. Light to medium bodied. Oily. Bit bland, thin, expected more.
wheresthepath (2370) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle at the Cerise Bar, Reading. Deep ruby with a thin beige head. Smoke, fruit and chocolate in the whiff. On first taste it’s pleasantly smoky and chocolatey; on further tastes this turns to sweet and rather fake chocolate and coffee, rather like a Quality Street coffee cream. There’s a hint of rubber in the background to and it’s rather thin. Like many Meantime brews it’s OK but fails to deliver it’s full potential. Which is a bit of a shame given how expensive it was in this bar- not a place I’d ever normally choose myself, but as it was a friend’s birthday I had little choice in the matter. Marko (5928) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 30, 2016
Sample from a 750ml bottle, thanks to the Pivoteka guys. Brownish body. Smells like mead really, fermented honey, dark malt, oily. Light soft taste, mead-like again in a way (so, notes of fermented honey), soft malty backbone, dry finish. OK. Not thrilling, not world shattering but a solid beer. Bacterial (3039) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2016
375ml bottle, on sale at my local for a whopping $2.50. Brown pour with a slight light tan head. Nose is roasted malt. Taste is pretty good, light body with a large amount of roasted, burnt and slightly smoked malt. Finishes dry with a malty bitterness. 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. MrsColumbo (1) - Wien, AUSTRIA - JUN 8, 2016 does not count
Deep amber colour, fluffy head. Sadly the whole batch seems to have survived an earthquake so pouring was quite some task. Very prominent alcohol note, chocolate, sweet malt. Very pleasant after work draft.