KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
Dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma had fairly hard roasted malt, english liqeurice and coffee. Flavor had hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and english liquerice. Finished sweet. yespr (47581) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours black to dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight toffee caramelish. Sweet, roasted and malty flavoured. Bitter, dark malty, toffee and roasted finish. Solid and lasting hoppy dry bitter finish. Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an almost clear dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy beige head. Hard roast nose with some raisins. Medium body, burned malts and dark fruits, some vanilla too. Quite some malt astringency. 171210 anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a warming roasted malty chocolate finish. joergen (29234) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle in a hotel room in London.
Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dried fruits and liquorice.
Sweet and roated flavour of liquorice, dark chocolate and hops.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2010
A Sim rate (bottle from Sourced): Aroma is very herbal - camomile, fennel, mint. It’s parsley and thyme. Almost a Simon & Garfunkel tune. There’s a slight smokiness there too. Appearance is an almost opaque dark brown. The head and lace have lasted for over half an hour, so I’m impressed with that. Fizzy palate. The flavour is very bitter at first - coffee, roasty, toasted sugar. The bitterness follows through to a malty finish. Salty aftertaste. Soy sauce. It’s nice, but I wouldn’t rave over it. planky84 (3433) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2010
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall. Black pour with a beige head. Coffee, chocolate, smoke and cinnamon nose. Coffee very prominent in the nose. Chocolate, smoky aromas with a light bitterness. Dry, roasty finish. theSlipperyPen (286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2010
A dark red-brown porter with a finger of light tan to off white head leaves a complex lacing on the glass then sends its aromas of coffee, chicory and port to the nose. Dusty hops, ash and a light yeast funk give the beer an earthy edge which rings true for its London origin. In the mouth is has a soft, almost watery, bitterness. Then comes roasted malt, burnt popcorn, chocolate, coffee and those aged hops. There is tobacco and also a metallic or rubbery taste. Yet this beer wears these flavours well, melding them together with molasses and an increasingly prominent liqourice. The mouth feel is silken with a low carbonation; the body is medium thin. Its finish is mild and tart; it has a note here of some Flemish brown ales. Perhaps it has a smokiness more common to stouts and perhaps it lacks certain vinous qualities expected of a porter, but nonetheless it’s smooth, enjoyable and carefully balanced. Scopey (15753) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2010
500ml bottle from Kernel brewery shop. Pours very dark brown, thin beige-coloured head. Nose; bitter chocolate, coffee, salty, caramel. Taste; coffee, slightly astringent, resin, liquorice, very dry finish. harrisoni (19348) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Very very dark brown. Lasting beige head. Lovely roast, I mean really roasted. I love it. Really good hard roast. Touch of sour on finish.