Splitenz (388) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
A fine little porter. Dark, sweet roasty and bitter sweet chocolate, dry roast, a bit of toast and a good ash dryness at the end. Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at home, from Ales By Mail, 16/11/13.
Mid black with a fuck off tan head - this looks the bollocks!
Nose is roast malts bolstered by a good hop splash, earthy, cocoa, jammy berry fruit, light mineral notes.
Taste comprises earthy hops, chocolate biscuit, cocoa, light mineral, jammy fruits, light coffee strains.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with prominent roast and an underlying hop profile.
A fantastic porter for the ABV - great work Pressure Drop! cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft dark chocolate roast... Dark malts... Dark roast... Nice dolid roast... Dark malt... Light bitterness... Little woody Beersiveknown (5309) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mailteorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 4, 2014
Dark burgundy tinged brown with rich bourbon biscuit aroma with some vinous port notes and tart elderberry. Lacing of dark head, tingle of carbonation. Full bodied, dry and earthy, burnt toast, a sweet lactose middle section then tanins kick in. Finishes pretty dry with a bit of plum jam and plenty of burnt toast.
Backlog rating. Bottle from Sourced Market, London. It pours a deep brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, dry bittering hops and light berries. Taste is medium bitter, with more roasty notes, dark chocolate, blackberries and light finishing tanginess. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very good.
Scopey (16266) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
Cask at LBA event. It pours near black with a bubbly beige head. The nose is rich roasted malt, coffee, earth, liquorice and black tea. The taste is roasted malt, earth, liquorice, burnt toast, black tea and moderate bitterness with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. The tea comes through pretty well. Rather flavoursome stuff! deanso (10271) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 23, 2013
33cl bottle shared, courtesy of Zer0 @ Dean’s Birthday tasting.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely porter. olio (10688) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2013
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 30.05.2013. BBE 30.05.2014.MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
Pours pitch black color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is quite roasty and malty, some chocolaty notes and coffee also. Flavor of cocoa powder, some roasted malts, mild vanilla and faint fruity notes. Soft carbonation, somewhat thin body, chocolaty creamy palate with a subtle bitter finish.
Bottle @ Dean’s Birthday tasting, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Pours a pitch black colored beer with a small, beige head on top. Aroma of toffee, coffee and caramel. Flavor is quite sweet, like a coffee with milk and sugar. I’m not sure if it’s my imagination, but I’ve noticed some tea influences in here. Long sweet finish. Quite good porter!