anders37 (16539) - 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.
madmitch76 (14711) - , 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.
cgarvieuk (14180) - 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
harrisoni (13580) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.5% Bottle at The brewery. Black beer lasting tan head. Very chocolate on the aroma. Soft full mouth feel. Some fruit on the finish. Like plum dark cherries. Decent likeable. Dark cherry liquer on the finish.
Leighton (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the brewery. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma is quite dynamic, with predominating roasted malts, some baking cocoa, lightly tangy dark fruits, some milk chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with nice, velvety chocolate character, some bitter burnt wood and earth, charcoal, raisins and burnt toffee. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Robust roasted malt finish with some edgy baking cocoa, charred bread, hard water minerality and leathery fruits. Well balanced with nice complexity. Another winning dark beer from BBNo.
Theydon_Bois (8167) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the brewery, 29/03/14.
Black with a good sized tan head that retains well.
Nose is roast malt, earthy cocoa, dark toffee, dark malts, charring effect.
Taste comprises chocolate, light roast, dark toffee fudge, dark berry fruits, hoppy backnotes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying finale.
Solid easy drinking porter.
Benzai (8111) - 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.
Scopey (6672) - 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.
olio (6135) - 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.
Svesse (6065) - 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.