oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2008
Draught. Very dark ruby brown colour, very close to black. Aroma is yeast, hops, mild roasted malts as well as some chocolate. Flavour is quite sweet and mildly acidic fruityness along with roasted malts. As it warms up also some coffeeish and chocolateish notes become present in the flavour too. Nice, but still quite watery. ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 25, 2008
Mély sötét színű,világos barna habbal.Pörkölt kávés malátás illat és íz kesernyés utóízzel.Csapolva jobban ízlett de mindenhogy remek. TBone (18223) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2008
[email protected], Helsinkisayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2008
Dark brown, almost opaque color with small expresso head. Sweetish, chocolaty aroma with some hops. Crisp, tickling carbonation. Starts a bit toasted malty, but then suprisingly flavor leans more towards to bitter and hoppy side. Some menthol in the aftertaste. Dark malts are there, slightly watery finish anyhow. Interesting, although not a really top class porter.
FatPhil (17078) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2008
, Helsinki) Very dark reddish brown with a small, lacy and partly lasting head. Lightly roasty and licoricey, sweetish-malty aroma. Somewhat burned, sweetish-malty flavor with roasted coffee and some milk sourness. Almost medium-bodied with a bit fizzy carbonation. A decent porter, yet somewhat thin and boring. Served way too cold (as usual), though.
Keg (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Very dark red, small beige head. Quite thin and fizzy palate, it appreciates a bit of a swirl. Otherwise the mouthfeel is pretty full - there’s a good roasted malt body. Finish is also burnt malt bitterness. As it warms, the body fills out with some dark fruity sweetness too. Tastes all very well integrated. Look forward to seeing this on cask...
Date: 04/22/1996HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2006
very dark amber, scant head, slightly roasted malt aroma, good hop flavor
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
I don’t like porter, but thought I would try this as it’s the Neame seasonal winter offering replacing their autumn offering (the exquisite Late Red). As porter’s go, this is as good as you get really. Guinness black (but not the dirty taste) sweet, malty, even chocolatey. Not bad, but not enough to convert me to porter! SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
damn you!! clear bottles suck...my bottle must have been a little old, it wasn’t all bad but was a tad off..the smell was of wine, and no head, i’ll be tracking this down so i can give a truthful review but i did drink the whole beer, so... tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
Roasty, nutty, cocoa aroma with some hints of sandalwood. Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights topped by a dense tan head that diminishes to cover. Cocoa and roasty bitterness are nicely balanced with some spiciness in the bitter finish. Medium body is quite dry with quite a bit of carbonation that gives it a bit of a bite. Bottle (5.2% ABV - Shepherd Neame Original Porter Strong Dark Ale). Entered from notes.
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of mmolasses, nuts, and roasted malt. Flavor of mlat and molasses.