anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty grainy caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty tobacco and caramel finish.
Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark ruby colour with good clarity and a medium tan head. Not particularly appealing aroma of stewed apple and some toffee. Fruity flavour with slight acidity and a hint of copper. Fuller, more bitter palate of coffee and roasted malt.
madmitch76 (12235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16th August 2013
GBBF Day 4. Almost opaque dark red - brown beer. Good pale tan head. Light dry palate. Light touch of dark malt. Very mild roast and dark fruits. Light dry finish. Inoffensive but a bit bland.
Scopey (4684) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. It pours deep brown with a bubbly beige head. The nose is earthy, soft roast, cocoa, treacle, chocolate and touch of dark fruit. The taste is soft roast, toast, coffee, light ash, dark fruit and good bitter bite with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Good balance and high drinkability. Tasty.
dnicolaescu (411) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GBBF 2013 backlog. CASK.
Head: beige, small, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: black with amber-brown highlights.
Aroma: slightly smoked, dried fruit.
Taste: smoked, dried prunes with a acid-bitter roasted finish.
stravale (1704) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity @ SRAF 
Dark brown, ruby edges, thin tan head, little lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, dab of rich dark caramel
Taste of dark caramel malts, touch of burnt toast, some earthy malts, some burnt woody notes, quite roasted
Palate - Thin to medium body, fairly oily. Finish - dryish, soft burnt roast
Overall - Quite a decent porter
Stuartyboy (353) - SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Glenpark hotel Ayr a deep Brown near Black ale aroma is roast malt flavour is burnt sugar and strong coffee with dark chocolate a sweet beer with a slight bitter finish and strong malty base overall very flavoursome an excellent example of the style
Nilz (313) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a black ale with a tan head. Burnt toffee aroma and a nice mild bitterness to taste some hint of aromatic bitters in there.
McNeillR (626) - SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coal and cream nose, deep black body and a mighty off white head. Drapery dark chocolate with a slightly sultana initial taste. Weird open, ciabatta breadiness to a soft midrange before a clotted cream syrupy smoke claws back into the palate. Belittiling finish but in itself has a well rounded dense parting that is almost a new dance in itself.
Previously had this on Cask a few times and its consistently been excellent. For the ABV even more so. Slalom of Porter flavours and a smooth slide from start to finish.
Bottle, Appelation Wines, Bin Ends, Edinburgh
Rune (6941) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask, handpump at The National Winter Ales Festival. Shared with Finn. Dark body with deep ruby highlights. Fragile bubbles at the top. Malt and vanilla nose. Grainy chocolate to the taste character alongside hints of coffee and liquorice. Dry bitter ending. Tasty and easy drinking porter (Manchester, 23.01.2013).