ClubGonzo (4023) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a deep ruby-hued near-black body with a small off-white head. Nose is a huge dose of filter coffee and some dark chocolate and cocoa in the back. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, grains and hints of licorice in the back. Watery texture, soft carbonation. Pretty run-of-the-mill low-strength porter.
Inbreak (2129) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 07.06.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly watery and neutral, roasted dark malts, coffee, caramel, hay, cocoa, licorice. Taste is ashes, burnt grain, coffee, burnt caramel, grass, hay. Medium bitterness. Next please!
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells mild, darkmalty, roasty. The taste is a bit roasty, less hoppy, sweet-malty, darkmalty. Nice and easy drinkable Porter. 12/11/12/11/11/11
Nisse666 (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe cons 2013-03-31 Uddingston
My 13# Black Isle... :)
AR: haavy roasted malt, baking chocolate, coffey,
AP: dark ruby, 1 cm thick stouthy light beige creamy head
F: heavy roasted malt, watery, chocolate, coffey, grainy, dry, low carbonation, medium bitterness, finishes roasted malt, a bit hollow body
zimbo (559) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank this some time ago on Burns night with Haggis.
Appealing black colour with long rusty higlights at the bottom of the glass. Rather thick sustained tan head leaves lacing like mini dense snow drifts.Light body, light coffee, roasty bitter end. SOme fruit in there to surrounded by the roast. Rewards patience.
worldbeertaste (1636) - AUSTRIA - NOV 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark red almost black with a beige thick, creamy lasting head. Smells of nice rich roasted coffee, mocha/coco and malt. Simple but not overpowering. As it warms it gets a stronger smell of chocolate. Smooth full creamy thin body. Nice full bitter taste from start to dry finish. Tastes of vanilla, coffee, and nice roasted malts with chocolate and liquorish. Though its a bit thin, its very enjoyable and a great porter.
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Pig and Whistle in Kyoto. Black with reddish tints and a low, thick head. Nice nose of chocolate, cocoa, cream, fruit, and a touch of veggies. Cocoa flavor, sweet but not overly so, with a light tang. Very creamy, vanilla and milk and light coffee roast. Dry finish with some hops. Light but full and smooth. Good.
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (new sister pub to the Euston Tap, London)
Very dark, large tight head - looks great! Nutty and dry aroma. Full in teh mouth, lots of roast. A lilttle too earthy, and almost metallic. I don’t think these guys keep the beer brilliantly, so probably not Black Isle at fault.
jamestulloch (1388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Classic chocolate and coffee aroma. Subtle vanilla notes.
Appearance: Dark brown body with ruby highlights. Small, tan head that lasts fairly well. Some lacing.
Taste: The same as the aroma - prominent chocolate, coffee and vanilla flavours. Nice roasted malt character. Quite bitter.
Palate: Thin to medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Light carbonation prickle.
Overall: A bit on the thin side, but it’s a decent, tasty porter.
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itchy burnt hay nose with an impressivel carbonated tarmac black body, producing a consistent but lop sided sandy swirled head. Almost too close to the Necafe ad for comfort. This vibe continues in a stirring cocoa bite in the initial taste. Keg assisted carbonation floats the hop flacour from the malt shadows. Smoky waft of a finish, with a drag of a linger.
Solid stuff. A session porter in every respect, comfortingly excellent enough to swap out a certain PubCo favourite porter on the keg line up for some of Scotland’s indie pubs
Nobles Black Isle Total Tap Takeover - Keg, Nobles Café Bar, Edinburgh