SaintMatty (5110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Tilley’s, Newcastle) - Dark brown with orangey red tinges. Chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of toffee in the aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and almonds can be detected in the taste.
AshtonMcCobb (2380) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Guildford.
Appearance - not actually black but more of a toffee brown. Thin fawn head.
Nose - hazelnuts and toffee.
Taste - loads more nuts bit now getting into milk chocolate.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish.
Overall - I think this actually sits in between a porter and a brown ale.
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by hand-pump at Dagda Bar, Edinburgh - clear brown, thin off-white head, herbal, malty aroma, intermittent lacing, chocolate, earthy, dry malty finish
RichardW (1461) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The George & Dragon, Garrigill, Cumbria. Clear dark brown to black porter with a lovely light roast aroma, but its the hoppy flavour that really makes this beer. Clean, tasty, eminently drinkable, beautifully balanced and a lovely finish that just leaves you wanting more, so I did.......
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at cloister ... deep red brown ... thin tan head ... soft sweet toffee roast ... light bitter toffee malt roast ... soft bitter cooffee ...