Pours a lovely rich dark chocolate colour with a lasting head.
Very fruit tones. I would say it’s a Christmas pudding in a glass. Currants and toffee/caramel. Cloves and cherries.
Very smooth going down. Quite thin, and nowhere near as much flavour as smell.
It’s okay. Not a bad drop. Pleasantly simple going down
I’ve had this a while and left it as I’m not really fussed about fruity beers, particularly plum!
However. It was a pretty good drop. Not a drop of plumness in it. Nice smokiness and no bitterness. I’m starting to like porters now.
I probably shouldn’t mention how much I’m not into porters, but this is one that I probably won’t be sampling again.
Its rather bitter, and very lively
Very dark, burnt dark chocolate and almost like a burnt sausage. I’m not a massive fan of burnt meats…
I should think this would be okay if you’re sitting around infront of a fire with some nice cheeses, but not for me…. Sorry
Here we go again with another porter.
This one is pretty decent actually. Its got some nice burnt BBQ flavours, and is not too sour.
It has that nice malty taste, and has also got some nice licqurice flavour, which is always good in my opnion. – probably the reason I quite like it – BUT, I probably won’t be buying it if I see it agaain
Very bitter, with a slight coffee flavour (which as it happens, is something I’m in to these days)
I had high hopes after my first sup, and I have to say, I got very bored, very quickly on this one.
I’m ALL for supporting local businesses, and this smoked porter comes from Ridgeway in Oxfordshire. If you read my blog, you’ll know I’m not a porter fan, but once again, I’m pleasantly surprised by this one.
Pours dark as night, with a rapidly diminishing head. Smells of all the dark things you’d expect, caramel, and maltiness.
I was hoping for some sweet liquorice flavourings but instead it was a rather light tasting nutty palette. Not over-powering, as I expected a punch from the darkness. It was alright, not too nutty (I don’t like nuts as a rule)
Again, proved that porters aren’t as bad as I think.
I’ve said previously I’m not a porter fan. But once again I’m left pondering.
Small brown bottle with hidden treasures in it. Pours almost black with an off cream head. I don’t get any chocolate aromas but I get coffee. Reminds me of Guinness in Dublin?
Not a great deal of chocolate in the taste either. I get sweetness and malts. A little burntness too. But then, right at the end a “pow” of choccieness. Nice lingering tastes and a great warming sensation much like you get from a whiskey. I like a lot.
Think I might reconsider my stance on porters. Perhaps I just has some crappy ones. I would defo buy this again!
I’m not a massive fan of porters but this was a gift so who am I to turn it down.
Pours very dark malty brown, quite fizzy with minimal head.
I thought I could smell rum at first but it soon vanished and all I could smell was sweetness.
First taste knocked me a bit, wow. Pretty strong tastes going on. Got a load of sweet overtones and whiskey’ish warmth on the way down. Definitely can spot the treacle in there.
After a few mouthfuls, it’s going down well. Bit of a shame I only have one but it renews an otherwise distant interest in porters.
Would come again. Nice.