Stuu666 (13391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015 Rune (12741) - Tromsø, - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at Schouskjelleren. Deep mahogany coloured body. Firm fawn-coloured head with lots of small bubbles. Earthy malts to the nose added by cocoa powder. Half-tart berries and fruits in flavour on a backbone of slightly roasted, chocolate malts. Clean, dark bitter finish. Quite well bodied. Good porter (Oslo, 19.09.2012).
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is blackberry, chocolate, roast coffee, taste is similar, quite rich, a little sweet. s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
2011 bottle shared at the grove inn Huddersfield with jackafholmes. Black red thin head. Aroma is dark fruits coffe choc taste same nice dark malts done sweetness good long hop bitters. Nice oily mouthfeel. good stuff. Leading up to 2000th rating another thornbridge cellared beer imperial Russian 2011 next!!! jackafholmes (1017) - - FEB 27, 2015
2011 Bottle at grove, huddesfield with s_hartshorne. Black with small tan head. Aroma of blackberries and smoke, smells very woody, like freshly cut oak. Taste is sweet and smokey, with small dry bitterness. Tingly carbonation and medium/full body. Lovely beer. elbernays (1502) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at home from drinkstore. Pours deep brown with tan hue. Wispy tan head which lasts. Aroma is blackberry, wood, fig, coffee background. Flavour follows nose with a woody dry finish. Good body with mild carbonation. Very drinkable porter. Alengrin (5334) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2014
Fruit porter with beige head and very dark chestnut colour, bordering on black. Malty aroma, caramel, bread, chocolate, spicy notes, brambleberries piercing through and fitting in well. Same for the taste: a rich, sweet maltiness, chocolatey with oily mouthfeel, through which the brambleberries are delicately woven, finish dominated by roasted bitterness. Delightful.
daje (4436) - NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle at Laundromat Oslo, may 28th 2013. Black body, with a minimal tanned head Aroma of blackberry, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, licorice, lightly hopped, coca, berries. Clean roasty finish with a light sour finish. Scopey (14708) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
Bottle at the Gove Inn, Huddersfield. It pours dark ruby-brown with medium beige head. The nose is roasted malt, chocolate, blackberry, blackcurrant, jam and toast. The taste is smooth, roasted malt, tangy berry, jam, light tartness, coffee, earth and wood with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Well balanced, very drinkable and nice berry notes. Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Another quality Thornbridge beer. I wasnt a fan of porter until recently mainly due to not really trying any! This beer is certainly helping the porter cause. Cola coloured with a shortlasting head, the aroma is fruity and roasty. The taste is berries and chocolate, slight coffee and liquorice. Well bodied and easy to drink, this beer is a definite re-buy! visionthing (5337) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2013
33cl bottle at Schouskjelleren. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of dark malt with some roasty notes, chocolate and dark fruits. Not so sweet, drier than expected. Very well balanced with a nice bitterness. An unusual, but very nice porter. Wouldn’t mind more of this one. (2012-12-29) CraftBeerNick (2548) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle at home, 23rd December 2012. Bought fron brewery, as kast bottle available. Pours black, aroma is coffee, liquorice some bitter sour chocolate. Taste is tart and astringent, coffee, sour berries chocolate, nice and perfect palate, smooth and luxurious