Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint from bar 1 at NWAF, shared with Finn. Deep, rosewood coloured body. Shiny black surface. Aroma of bittersweet malts, hints of anise. Slightly roasted malty taste offset by dark fruity hops. Bitter liquorice to the ending. Easy to drink. Ok porter (Manchester, 24.01.2013).
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NWAF, 2013. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Raisin, chocolate and dates aroma. Dark malt, chocolate, some coffee and sweet spice flavour. Satisfying.
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Open All Hours Keswick. A black beer with ruby red highlights. The beer has an initial chocolate and fruity sweetness with liquorice notes followed by coffee on the finish.
Leighton (6931) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Mason & Taylor, London. Pours hazy, darek brown with a small, off-white cream. Dusty cocoa in the nose. Light sweet flavor, dry cocoa, leaves, light grassy bitterness, some burnt wood. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Very, very dry on the finish, more dusty cocoa, some wood, dry grassy bitterness, some leaves. So so.
downender (5187) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 22/10/2011. Near black with reddish undertones and a tight, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruits. Flavour had some chunky chocolate, coffee and more fruit, leading to a long, dry finish. Excellent.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Don’t get the Stilton but really nice smoky stout - solid and drinkable with enough complexity to be interesting
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patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask - Pours dark brown with a small head. It smells of roast malt and tastes of dark roast malt and chocolate. It seems light for a porter, but it’s decent.
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge. Black with ruby hue and tan head. Impressive, palate dominating beer, heavily bitter for a porter which really adds to it, the bitterness coming from the darkly roasted, toasted malts. Slugs of licorice notes come next giving a texture to the beer, a very interesting attempt.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - MAR 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask gravity at Dover / White Cliffs Fest 2009. A robust and roughly bitter dark ale. The bitterness is off putting.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Newshouse, Nottingham. This is really a surprisingly good porter. Rich and smooth, it is very chocolatey and malty with hints of roast and smoke. It has a wonderful bitterness. One of the best dark beers I have had this year.