john44 (3420) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Very Dark Brown in colour. Very malty; espresso coffee, dusty dark chocolate, roasty/burnt malts; caramel. Fruity; berries? Hoppy; earthy hops. Roasty coffee/chocolate malty throughout with a moderately bitter hoppy edge. Dry roasty finish. Very drinkable. Liked this. Nice porter! (2009-04) Beese (3261) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 3 Sep 2012. Poured near black, with a thin beige head. Aroma of toffee, coffee and dark chocolate. Fairly full mouth feel. Roasted malt flavours, with some cocoa and berries. Finish was earthy, with dates and molasses. Grumbo (4114) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark red-brown colour with a very large, frothy, off white head. Aroma of mildly roasted coffee and chocolate, with a hint of fruit. Light to medium body, rather watery texture with soft carbonation. Quite enjoyable. Hanoi (975) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. Nose is brown sugar and toffee, hint of lactose. Taste is burnt toast, malt, slight coffee, slight liquorice. Smokey finish. Palate, is perhaps a touch thin. deanso (10123) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 30, 2013
A reasonable stout masquerading as a porter.
50cl Bottle from Rhythm & Booze, Doncaster.
rauchbier (3940) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Clear black pour. Decent tan head. Nice smooth porter
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton upon Humber. Deep red brown, thin shortlived off white head and low condition. Gentle fruity berries and a delicate chocolate sweetness in the nose, quite a pronounced but restrained tingle of bitterness in the mouth with an earthiness and low chocolate balaced by more fruitiness. Finish has a lingering bitter note tinged with chocolate. The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 October 2012 - Early amateur rating - AS 'Naylors Pinnacle Porter'. On cask - brown pour - sweet, malty, mild, not very bitter at all. OK (3.2) prawlie (1681) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Pint at the Hope Tap in Reading. Dark red/brown with a short lived creamy head. Light roast aroma. Pleasant light porter, smooth but a little lacking in body. Has a hint of chocolate. Leighton (22550) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask at The Crosse, Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear, dark ruby with a tight, off-white head. Dark toast in the aroma with some nuts. Light sweet flavor with very mellow roast character but sturdy ash notes, some faint burnt cocoa, very mild earthy bitterness. Light bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Moderately dry and roasty to finish, lightly sweet with burnt toast, burnt leaves, light earth, chalk. It’s an overall decent porter. Martin243 (1228) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
Pint at ’spoons Gateshead. Dark ruby with a beige head, chocolatey aroma, nice bitter licquorice,coffee and soy flavour. Porter that veers into stout territory.