bjakk (828) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - OCT 13, 2017 JohnCook101 (535) - - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with thick darkish head. Aroma of malt and smoke. Slight sweetness, which is not overpowering, leads to toffee, malt, toast and yeast followed by a smooth, mildly bitter coffee finish. A well balanced and enjoyable dark water ale.
Redish brown, yellow foam. sweet, caramel,candy, hint of burned sugar in the aroma. Sweet, candy, with burned sugar in the aftertaste. Grumbo (4254) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating. gripweed57 (2966) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2017
From old tasting notes. Labeled as "Old Growler Special Porter". Translucent brown color with reddish highlights. Huge rocky tan head. Mild chocolate malt nose. Roasty, bittersweet malt flavor with hins of treacle and floral hops. Wonderfully satisfying. BeerRenter76 (1053) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 8/12/08. O.G. poured a dark black body, miniscule carbonation led to a tiny head. I didnt rate this beer very high because the aroma and flavor were rather strange. Almost like burnt black licorice, thats the closest thing to compare it with. It wasnt bad or offensive, just different. It was a little creamy and smooth, easy to drink. It was a decent brew, one i would probably try again to see if i could figure it out better. Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Malty, toffee aroma. Black colour with ok head. Nice caramel flavour up front with roasted nut and chocolate. Slightly bitter finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation.
Holmen2 (4287) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Dark copper. Beige head and lacing. Gentle aroma of fine hops, dark caramel and port. Similar taste. A bit on the sweet side. Decent drinkability. Low carbonation. geologyguy (1686) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2014
dark fruit smell...taste is the same...much like other english porters...slightly bitter, a low malty sweetness residing, nothing really special here... straight forward beer Rob_D_UK (1366) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 2, 2014
Hazy garnet colour. Very thick head colored light khaki. Good bit of chocolate in the nose. john44 (3454) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - Dark Reddish-Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, liquorice, coffee. Spicy. Hoppy. Bitter, slightly sour, porter. Bitter roasted malty dry finish. kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco in Windsor. Muddy black beer. Thin cream head. Smokey cocoa. Buttery with figgy treacle pudding. Some date and blackcurrant.