jjsint (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at the Cambridge Beer Festival 2015. Dark, almost black, with a loose tan head. Roast coffee and pitted fruit in the aroma. Sweet and naughty taste: liquorice, alcohol and burnt toast. Surprisingly bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice. Very nice.
mcberko (8697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Anspach & Hobday, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out roasted malt and cocoa. Flavour is fairly robust, with cocoa, roasted malt and a little espresso. Robust and full-bodied for a porter. Very good stuff.
RuNpali (57) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Completely black beer, thick dark beige head. A worderful aroma with roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. The taste is bitter with coffee and chocolate. Could be a bit sweeter. Body is full, carbonation is very good. A very good porter! Yammy.
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7.2.2015. Keg. Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts, leather, chocolate. Taste is roasted dark malts, dark chocolate.
allmyvinyl (5723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from cornelius. Pours jet black, thin beige head. Aromas of leather, prunes, dark chocolate. Taste is light roast, coffee, chocolate. Rich, velvety texture, dark bitter chocolate finish.
CraftBeerNick (1171) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 13th March 15. Good ash and bitterness, overall a good porter. Slightly sweeter as it warmed up. Good beer
Martinus (3568) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malts and vanilla. Sweet malty flavour, lots of caramel, hint of coffee. Sweet finish, caramel.
(from draught @ the brewery, RBESG 2014 Bermondsey tour)
jamestulloch (1915) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Black body with a thin beige head that gradually fades. Faint lacing. Aroma of nuts, rubber and vanilla. Flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate and espresso. Thin body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Big malty flavour, just need to improve the head retention.
Cimbasso (328) - - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 33cl bottle. Bottle conditioned. A very tasty traditional-style porter. All the expected flavours are there - charred malts, espresso coffee, vanilla, dried fruits. The is a very tasty, well-flavoured beer. Good, long bitter finish. Highly drinkable.
BeerViking (2988) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, near-black with a thin tan head and a roasty, treacley, smoky, slightly yeasty nose. Roasty burnt-bitter palate with notes of liquorice, earthy hops, dry bitterness. Burnt bitter and burnt caramel finish. rich and tasty.