fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
Dark mahogany color. The chocolate aroma is clearly dusty, light coffee powder. Strong chocolate flavor, thinning body, not bad but simple. harrisoni (19553) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2007
500ml Bottle from Sainsbury. Very deep ruby with lasting dark beige head. Slightly smokey aroma. Decent milky coffee notes. It’s a kind of strong smokey porter. Would like a bit more depth in the mouth. Still a nice smoked beer. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle. Somewhat hazy amber color, ok beige head. Fruityish chocolate aroma, roastedand with some citrus. Coffe and chocolate flavor, some smoked notes. TBone (18561) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Bottled (BB 10/2009)FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2007
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Nose has toffee, caramel, whiskey barrel kind of vanilla. Aroma is similar to Highland Park -whiskey (sniffed side by side with this). Medium-bodied. Sweet chocolate, some smokey notes, overall quite soft. Flavors are not attacking or overwhelming. Nice beer to sip and as it is "only" 5,4 %, not alcoholic (as "winter warmers" often are).
500ml bottle (Poseidon, Helsinki)
Dark, almost black, tiny head.Salty liquorice aroma. Rich burnt taste, not too overpowering. Also good coffee and liquorice components. Full body, long burnt malty finish.
Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle 50 cl. Pours dark brown with off white creamy head. Strong malty roast aroma - coffee/chocoalte/dark fruits & a bit of smoke. Body is medium and soft and all around this is very pleasant & well made. Carbonation is quite british - rarely noticeable. Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Keg (5.9%) at The Mitre, near Lancaster Gate. It pours clear deep brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is pretty sweet, syrupy, caramel, chewy malt, brown sugars and dried fruits. The taste is bitter-sweet, toffee, dried fruits, toasted brown sugars, some earthy roast, cola and cardboard with a dry, sweetish finish. Medium body, average and sticky mouth-feel. A bit sweet and one-dimensional. OK I suppose. imdownthepub (15525) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2008
Bottle condtioned, 500ml from Sainsbury’s, Banbury. Black with ruby hue, brown head. Full bodied Porter, heavy, roasty malty body, pleasantly dry, burnt notes, quite charry coffee notes. A little powdery on the palate leading to a bitter, long finsh. Went really well with Steak & Onions. Good stuff. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö - shared with Mette. Almost black - offwhite head. Smokey taste & aroma. Chocolate, burned, roasted, brown sugar, caramel, dark bread, dried dark fruits, smooth body, portwine in the finish., Rune (13760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2008
A winter warmer for a cold summer day in the Arctic. Bottle shared at Charley’s post-birthday party in Tromsø. Off-white head over a dark brown body. Smoked aroma with hints of grain. Dark fruits and nutty malts in flavour. Smooth bitter ending. An easy drinking porter a bit out of tune (14.06.2008).