omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Near black. Rich coffee aroma. Very dry and rosty with good maltiness. Lingering bitter finish. Robust and delicious.
WeissGary (252) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 On tap in Dundee, Scotland... Lovely beer! Pours a deep dark red colour with a thick creamy brown head. Tastes brilliant, goes down well! Choco/liquorish taste, thick black body, soft and spicy taste with a roasted aftertaste... very enjoyable!
worldbeertaste (1362) - NETHERLANDS - 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.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Approaching black in colour with a friendly beige head that shared the experience with me. Roasted malt and mocha aromas that only got more complex the more the beer warmed. Liquorice and bitter chocolate. Good bitter structure, providing good length for the complex roasted malts to ride upon and impress.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent excellent beer, very suprised by this. Aroma is fruity hops, with a roasted smokiness to it. Flavour is fruity and roasted, with a very easy finish, which lasts longer than any other scotish beer iv ever had. This is the best scotish ale iv ever had.
hlc (10) - - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft at psbh, a very drinkable dark beer, although i found the aroma lacking it delivered a great malt based porter with hops just not quiet coming through
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the RBG Low Countries 2005 tasting session
Murky, black body. Off-white, very small head. Nose of liquorice. Lightly sweet, moderately sweet initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle (BC) 21/02/2005
Dark coloured porter with some alcohol present. Poured lively from the bottle. Some fruit, slight dryness and bitterness and a roast malt finish.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black with big beige head.
Coffee and a strange aroma of garbage in the nose.
Slighly sourish,malty flavor with coffee tones and flavor of burnt leaves. Nice bitterness.
jonas (5272) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the LCBM 2005
Lovely rich orangepeel and coffee aroma. Jet black, low head.
Metallic coffee flavoring which doesnt quite lives up to the aroma and a unnfoortunate thinnish metallic body.