saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ CBF. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, chocolate and hops.
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ASDA, Gravesend. Dark brown pour with a reddish tint. Smoke, coffee and toffee aroma. Sweet, smoky-roast flavours. Smoky, dry finish.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, very rich roasty malt aroma, caramel, very dark something between brown and black,brown foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, rich taste nice balanced, medium body, little bit flat end but not very big failure,soft carbonation, bitter, nice beer
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, almost opaque with light tan head. Aromas of black treacle and vanilla. Tastes include roasted coffee beans and burnt toast,quite bitter. Heavy mouth feel, a filling beer. Very good value at £1/bottle.
flying_pig (1419) - SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (500ml): Smells of coffee & roasted malts with some roasted barely too. Dark ruby with a brownish white head that lasts well & leaves a little lacing. Dominated by coffee taste & malts with a nice coffee finish. Medium bodied with a very slight tang & silky smooth in the finish. Very drinkable & a lot like Guinness although with more of a coffee flavour dominating both the taste and smell. (More at: /)
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like a bonfire and tastes like burnt matchsticks. This would make a good session beer if your in the mood
tommann (3345) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with a slight ruby hue and a large tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt and typical Sheps. Some dark berries maybe as well. Fruity malt start. Lots of bitter coffee on the finish
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Deep brown, coffee and chocolate aroma. Highly carbonated, balanced sweet and bitterness. Sharp finish.
BeerViking (4140) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice porter, black-brown with a beige head, a good roast-bitter bite, and a touch of coffee and toast in there.
deanso (8933) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Asda in Rotherham.
Pity about the choice of white glass for the bottle. A very decent porter. A very nice surprise