madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
27th January 2011
Opaque black beer, no real head. Very low carbonation. Light dry palate. Mild roasty malt, a little hop fruit. Semi dry finish. Flat average porter!
cgarvieuk (19025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at cloisters... deep black ... thin tan lacing ...soft chocolate roast malt nose ... nice chocolate roast ... still little green (from cellar)... light bitter hop ... light charcoal roast...
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Pours dark brown with a fading, tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some chocolate syrup, sweat and minerals. Very hard malts in the flavor, some modest char and tobacco, light sugars, burnt wood. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Lots of charred wood in the finish, only light sweetness, some leafy bitterness. Actually seems a touch thin at times. Nice overall, but kind of seems watered down.
Scopey (10703) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th Jan 2011
On Cask at the White Horse, Parson’s Green. It pours near black with very low carbonation and a thin tan head. The nose is chocolate, roasted malt and burnt sugar. The taste is chocolate, some liquorice, brown sugar, a little grapefruit and charcoal. The body is quite light and the finish is fairly dry. I much prefer the richer, full-fat version of Riptide.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ O’Hara’s Freehouse, Tampere. Rated on 06.05.2011
Rather light aroma with cocoa and hints of coffee. Flavour has coffee and some cocoa. Rather thin palate. Riptide lite, I’d say.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Coronet, Holloway on 19 January 2011. Almost black. Generous tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Dry and ever so roasty. Distinct bitterness on the finish with a hoppy smack in the aftertaste. A little creamy on the palate. Decent drop but not particularly my thing.
Miksu (5033) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at O’Hara’s, Tampere. Opaque black color. Sweetish aroma with coffee, nuts and burnt sugar. Dryer coffeish flavor with strong medicinal note and some licorice. Unpleasantly plasticky and medicinal.
VastActiv (4537) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at O’Haras, Tampere. Originally rated 2011. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
Bullit (4307) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Blackfriars. Black colour, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, bit of fruits. A bit watery.
JohnRMurdoch (4056) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Blackfriars. Almost black colour, reasonable head. Complex treacle malt & coffee aroma & flavour. Lingering aftertaste. Not bad.