The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my mum’s house. I’m not a 1 trick pony. For starters I’m not a pony and for pudding I have more than 1 trick. I’ve got moves you’ve never seen before. This was a lovely trick, really pleased my mum had the foresight to buy it. Thick, rich, slight smoke, dark, yes.
tommann (3024) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma is smoked ham and Coke. Taste has mild smoked ham throughout with some ashy notes. Coke on the aftertaste.
johndoughty (4525) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown with a medium head and slightly smoked. Some bitterness
and a distinctive flavour. Quite like smoked beer but only in moderate amounts. Another pleasant one from this excellent brewery.
zacgillbanks (3425) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. A black beer with rich chocolate flavours, notes of liquorice, sweet vanilla and slight smoke on the finish. Superb!
Leighton (14674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear, dark red-brown with a foamy, light tan foam head. Holds a lovely aroma of dirt, dark bread, roasted malts, burnt cocoa and a bit of dark sugar. Medium sweet flavor with a wonderful cross between smokey and roasty malts. Some good minerals, dark cocoa, rocks, burnt sugar, burnt earth and light grass. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry and smokey to finish with plenty of roasty, almost burnt malts, baking cocoa, faint vanilla, burnt toast, dirt. A really nice, smokey porter. Pretty solid complexity and still very drinkable.
downender (7140) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 6/05/2012. Dark brown with hints of red and a slight, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, fatty bacon and caramel, with a hint of leafy hop. Flavour was sweetish, with some dark fruit, chocolate and a dry roasty finish. Very drinkable. Part of the "freestyle Friday" series.