Benzai (8532) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the brewery. Very dark brown to black color, small light brown head. Smell and taste malts, a hint of sweet malts, lightly bitter as well, a hint of caramel and dark sugar. Medium body and carbonation.
anders37 (16920) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose is liquorice and chocolate, taste is sweet liquorice and chocolate.
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep brown black... Thin tan lacing... Soft almost milky chocolate... Dark roast... Sweet malts... Dark chocolate... Deep roast... Again too much fizz... Definitely some lactic tones showing through very nice but agsin fizz not for me3.6 ... Ok defizzed with a spoon an easy 0.2 gain... 3.8Recon this would have got 4.1+ in cask though
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
13th July 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Modest carbonation. Tangy dry dark malts. Touches of lactose and dark chocolate. Earthy bitter coffee aftertaste after the dry finish. Standard porter done well.
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the brewery. It pours near black with medium tan head. The nose is earthy, roasty, treacle, dark chocolate, rocky road and nuts. The taste is rich, roasty, toast, earth, dark chocolate, decent bitterness, coffee, mild acidity and peppery with a dry, roasty finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Rich and flavoursome. Very nice.
zacgillbanks (2361) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an inky black beer that pours without a head. It has a rich liquorice, chocolate and red fruity flavour with a slight roasted and further creamy liquorice finish.
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at the brewery, 12 Apr 2014) Black colour with lasting, creamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, chocolate, cacao and toasty malt. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, cacao, a touch of vanilla and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of milky sweetness. Well made and very tasty, exceptionally well balanced. My first from this brewery, but hopefully not the last. Lovely porter.
SamTaylor (4) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Darkest brown with small tan head. Nose is full of roasted coffee malt, slightest hint of hops. Lovely consistency in the mouth, although this bottle seemed a little flat. Big coffee flavours and suitably bitter on the back end. Overall, sticks very much to tradition and does so very well.
olio (6275) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle
Dark brown pour, medium sized beige head. Oaty and malty aroma, some faint chocolate notes with mild wooden hints. Chocolaty malts and rye on the flavor, subtle caramel and dried fruits. Fairly easy to drink, a bit watery feel to it though.