blipp (9502) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Draft. Pours black with a lasting beige head. Light coffee aroma with a bit of caramel as well. Medium smooth body. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Not bad, but pretty unimpressive. 3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Sampled at Denver International Airport in a really smoky bar. Deep brown color, typical creamy head from a nitro tap. Creamy texture up front, then a brown-ale like spicyness and a little hop bite in the finish. So cold it makes me shiver... a bit of a gritty texture, some creamy malts and a milk flavor as well. Nose is a light cream with some tobacco, but who can call that one in a smoky bar. czar (9266) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
tap at redhook brewpub, portsmouth. clear dark brown-reddish with a nice beige head, some retention. roasted and fruity notes, minerals, maple and dry grassy notes. average carbonation, light body, almost bland herbal finish. no flaws but a bland porter it is. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 1. On Tap at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 02/08/2001
Dark coloured with a slightly woody aroma. Strong in alcohol. Hop finish.
2. Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Black and strong in alcohol with a fruity aroma. Crisp roast finish.
3. Cask Stillage at the GBBF Bar Sans Frontiers Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2007
Strong roast aroma. Dark and fruity with some bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish. drowland (8888) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Nice start and middle; very flavorful, but the end leaves something to be desired, a bit too clean.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2007. A black coloured beer with beige bubbles around the edge. The aroma is hoppy with some light roast, a little sourness and some chocolate. The taste is light roasty with some smoke. Very mild and a tad thin, but drinkable for sure. Ibrew2or3 (8748) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2007
The label on this bottle actually reads “bottled” just in case I was confused about what I was about to drink from. Hmm. It pours deep clear chestnut and has a thin tan head. The aroma is semi sweet roasted malts with a faint, very faint, burnt maltiness. Much like the aroma the taste seems semi sweet roasted malts to a hint of sweet molasses. A faint burnt malt note tries to cut into the sweeter notes and becomes a rather softened burntness. So that standard Porter flavor of burnt Black Patent type malts comes up somewhat short. It does try to make a feeble attempt to re-surface in the after taste but seems to be a faint echo of what could have been. Svesse (8693) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2007
(Cask at GBBF, London, 8 Aug 2007) Black colour with brownish notes, brief head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of toffee and chocolate, a bit thin. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate and toffee, fairly sweet. Rather short, chocolatey finish. Not bad at all, but not really my favourite porter. BuckeyeBoy (8204) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2009
On tap CC pours out a brown topped with a sandy tan head. Aroma of roast malt and some coffee. Tast not bad a little nutty and more of the coffee. radagast83 (8200) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle, bottled 9/26/06. Black pour with cream head. Coffee and porter aromas, a little weaker than I expected in the flavor department, but adaquate. There certainly are better porters out there, but this one hit the spot.