Garrat (1304) - Suffolk, - DEC 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.black,small head,aroma of roasted coffee,dark choc,coal and burnt wood.taste of strong roasted coffee,malt and earthy,choc and fruit,bitter finish.
niquillis (1703) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Llindir Inn, Henllan. Pours black brown with tan head. Some choc, roast, old tobacco, dark fruit. Decent porter, a little port like on the finish. Pleasant.
Gary (1633) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Brown with a little beige head... licorice ,chocolate,dark roasted coffee bitterness,pretty tart palate. Drinks fine.
BlackHaddock (4871) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle: BBD Jan 15, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard during a random tasting evening with myself during Dec 14, my 5th beer of the session. Very little head (tanned in colour), just a wisp and collar around the dark brown body. No sediment left the bottle, or at least I did not see any leave. Aroma and taste was leaning toward vinegar like, old wine/port that had been corked if being kind. Some malty chocolate notes coming through the original impressions but this will aid my digestion without a doubt (live rate) in the morning. Lesser men would drain pour this, but I am made of sterner stuff and will carry on. Scottish oat Cakes, soft French Cheese, Onion Rings and home made pickle will see me through. I was going to take this to a bottle share: wish I had now! Coffee esters arrived as it warms a little, but the overriding flavour/aroma/taste is still off-wine/port like in nature. I like this brewery and their beers normally: got to say this bottle did them no favours. Can’t remember if I bought this at the brewery or Beers of Europe? Happy to re-visit if I get a free bottle on my next visit to the brewery. Over to you!
martynhall20 (15) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very dark, almost pitch black. Thin head, dark tan in colour, fades fast. Aroma of liquorice, fruit berries, black coffee, but not overly strong. Taste is dominated by black coffee and dark chocolate and not much else. Bitter and hardly any sweetness. Dry, long lasting taste. The aftertaste makes my mouth constantly fill with saliva, this one isn’t for me.
ManVsBeer (5668) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Navigation Tavern Beer Festival, Mirfield. Almost black with a thick creamy off-white head. Has a full coffee roasted malt aroma and similarly a lingering taste in this respect.
Mr_Pink_152 (1809) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of toasted and slightly roasted malts. Flavour is roasted and burnt with some sweetness and fruit.
tombyars (1461) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival on the 24th April 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head. Sweet but short note of dark chocolate in the aroma. Thin, oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a chocolate sponge base flavour with notes of raisin and cherry fruit in the mouth. There is a slight hint of a hop prickle in the dry roasted aftertaste but this is very short lived. Malt is very much present in the drying finish with bitter chocolate, treacle and sour black cherry notes evident in the palate. An ok session porter.
allmyvinyl (6063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, thick tan head. Aromas are fruity and dark chocolate. Taste is more milk chocolate, with a building coffee note. Bitter finish. Good.
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tan head. Notes of blackcurrant, burnt toast and coffee. Plenty of flavour going on, but it’s not well balanced. OK.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with finger thick ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Bread/toast, chocolate, roast/burnt malt and rye.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness and low sweetness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering burnt malty cold coffee finish.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.