Grumbo (3976) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017 Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Budgens, at JF’s Calcutta Cup mini tasting - 02/02/13.
Extreme dark mahogony brown approaching light black with a thin tan head that clears to the edge.
Nose is big on roast malts, liqourice, burnt toffee, nutty tones.
Taste comprises roast malts, milk chocolate, biscuit, liqourice, nutty.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dryish in the finish.
A decent solid enough porter.
Bottle from Oddbins. Poured very dark brown with an average sized beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit. Medium to heavy sweetness, moderate roasted bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. Decent. jooilakon (277) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle from OddBins Portobello. Great Porter with creamy cappuccino colored head and deep black body. Coffee, chocolate, roasted caramel and hints of fruitiness. tricksta_p (5150) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle from a trade with Grumbo, thanks! Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, cocoa, dark chocolate, hint of ash, touch of coffee. Medium sweet flavour with a moderate bitter finish. Body is medium with a slight creaminess. Solid Porter! kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - NOV 27, 2016
This was a nice surprise from a small brewery. Nice roast flavor without being too dry. Rich mouthfeel and an inviting finish. Well done. gunnar (9695) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours black as Coke with a creamy tanned head. Aroma got some burnt and charred notes, caramel and grains, chocolate and liquorice, a solid aroma.Same goes for the taste, with a more dominant charred note, weak resiny hop finish, a bit watery body, but overall a solid porter.
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. home. After a long shift boy did I need this!!
Big roasted malt flavour. Super clean Simpson’s malt characteristics. Lots of chocolate, tar, molasses, leather, blackcurrants, prunes, redcurrants and cold espresso. Some treacle and caramel. A dry but fruity finish which is long and lasting. Good creme like an espresso. Great classic porter. Martinus (4701) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
Clear dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and milk chocolate. Quite bitter flavour, light sweet notes, chocolate. Finish chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.AWS9 (742) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)
Bottle. Nice black-amber pour with a foamy white head. Chocolate malts, touch of mocha. Quite a dry and quick finish, which makes it fairly drinkable for a darker beer. Very solid. HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
September 10, 2014 - from a 500ml bottle - thanks, Ang! Pretty much black pour, thick-looking frothy beige head. A simple and clean nutty/light coffee porter, reasonably dry, mild alcohol, enough bitterness to balance - average body, finishes fairly quick, a dry roast aftertaste - sort of coffee beans and dark chocolate - solid. mR_fr0g (13509) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottla at home from Oddbins London Bridge. Black coloured pour with dark red hues in the light. Lasting mid tan head. Aroma is earthy cocoa, ashy roast, little jammy fruits, charrred wood. Flavour gives earthy roasted barley, woodlandd berry, little jammy strawberry, dry ashy roast, char. Lingering smoke. Palate is medium bodied, mnoderate to high carbonation, little chalk on the tongue. Really solid porter with good depth.