minutemat (3841) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Feb 16, courtesy of Mike. Pours dark brown, small tan head. Spicey pepper aroma. Taste is peppery, old kitchen spice cupboard with added must and tobacco tin on the finish. Not for me.
Towey1989 (1572) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, some coffee, slight toffee, a little raisin, red berries, maybe some liquorice and subtle molasses. Taste of raisin, red berries, some prune, chocolate, slight toffee, a little liquorice, a hint of coffee and subtle blackberry. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, chocolatey, fruity bitterness in the finish. Wouldn’t say it’s rum but this is quite fruity, lots of red berries and dark fruits mixed with classic porter characteristics. Ok.
Cunningham (6650) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent tasty porter you can relax with by the fire in a dark pub on a cold evening.
Black body with a fine tan head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Toffee, quite roasted and some crystal malt in the flavor.
[Handpull at J.J. Moon’s (JDW) in London, England]
mighty_meadow (305) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Auld Brig (JDW). Dark and slightly smoky. Little carbonation. Very smooth. Dark berries and prunes. Bit of chocolate and a little coffee. Nice.
SaintMatty (6554) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown with red tinges. Slightly smoky aroma with roasted malt, berries and coffee. The taste is sweet and slightly smoky with vanilla, coffee and berries.
liquidbread86 (128) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the pub. Dark with a frothy head. Smooth and easy drinking. Chocolate on the finish.
Rune (10833) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Crosse Keys (JDW) in London, shared with Finn. Jet black body, bubbly beige head. Dark caramel malty nose, hints of anise. Taste of caramel malts, anise and ash. Sweet malty ending. Has got its moments, a tad too sweet though (30.11.2015).
amhart88 (92) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly musty aroma. Thinner than expected. Coffee, dark chocolate, bittersweet finish
Parmenion777 (109) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2015 Poured black with a smallish frothy tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma, similar roasted malty flavour with a treacle sweetness.
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mr_h (4584) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, hand-pulled, Sir John Moore, Glasgow, sweet caramel aroma with the faintest hint of smoke, opaque near black with a very thin, tan head and sparse lacing, initial smoked malt hit, creamy, dark chocolate comes through, dry, malty finish.