Mr_Pink_152 (1429) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from brewery. Brown colour with off white head. Aroma is coffee and ash. Taste is sweet and bitter in balance. Nice porter.
SilverfoX (541) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
malty plum aromas, pitch black with a thin frothy white head, rather thin bodied but quite sweet, refreshing and pleasant.
RichTheVillan (3925) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Simply Fresh Boldmere; coca cola brown pour with a quickly disappearing beige head, chocolate and red berry aroma, taste has robust chocolate, a hint of coffee, some toast and winter berries.
AdiBeer (1752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: toasted malts, dark fruits. Appearance: dark, ruby, brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: light carbonation, sweets continue, malty, prunes, fruits, toasted flavours. Overall: quite nice Porter with some added spices. Pint at The Salamander, Bath.
Sjohnh (331) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty, drinkable mid-range porter. Coffee and chocolate on the nose, with some red fruit and vanilla joining these on the taste. Not much else there and, for me, no rum, but the sweetness and bitterness are well balanced. Medium body. Dark - absolutely no head when poured from my bottle.
mR_fr0g (4515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the moon under water jdw. Aroma is earthy wood and vanilla and some milk chocolate sweetness. Dark ruby red colour clear with a looseoff white head. Flavour is dull nutty cardboard malts with touch of choc roast in the finish. Relatively sweet and some mineral. Medium watery palate.
dynamiteninja (1642) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Medium off white head. Mahogany to black body. Nose is smoke, roast, red fruit, spice, bubblegum, toffee, savoury cheese, Kola nut, red berries. Bitter. Dry finish.
niquillis (1348) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the wheatsheaf (jdw), cheadle. Pours black brown with dark tan head. Like a Christmas cake porter with a splash of rum. Very nice
Martin243 (829) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Very dark mahogany brown with a thin coffee skim on the top. Toffee malt and leather aroma. Coffee, bitter chocolate, liquorice and smoky flavour. Porter, but had brown ale, old ale and premium bitter characteristics. Like BlackHaddock below, I didn’t notice any rum, but I didn’t miss it. Rich, full-bodied and contemplative. Nice warming winter ale.
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the Babington Arms, Derby. Very deep mahogany with a cream head. i found this to be over sweet with fruity cranberry flavours. The roast malt notes were too much in the background and it felt watery.