ClubGonzo (4164) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from beermerchants.com. Black body, massive creamy white head. Nice. Nose is coffee, rye, licorice, hints of ashes and booze. Taste is burnt toast, smooth rye tones, grains, bitter grass. Smooth, near-oily palate. Little smoke, but an elegant and forthright porter nevertheless.
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from The Bottle Shop, Canterbury. Black beer with thin tan head. American hoppy aroma. It’s like an American style imperial stout to be honest. Good choc. I mean it’s fun and dry and choccy and big hops all over it and bitter on the finish. But is it any good? Just because you do a spicy rye impy dark beer does it require industrial amounts of hops? Yep entertaining definitely
CraftBeerNick (963) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home 7th September 2012. A return of the uk summer celebrated with a Thornnridge Raven, summerwine Diablo and this Lovely smoked porter to finish. Pours deep black and rich, dark tan head, smell is ash and smoke. Taste is rich with good bitterness, smoke, ash, hints of liquorice. Nice complex porter
DanielBrown (3894) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Smells oarsoame. Looks greeeeeat. Oh wow - its a delicious beer and that’s for sure. A but like a Foreign Stout if you ask me. Superbly hoppy, rich malty mouthfeel. Thick, sweet, cat piss hop. Outstanding. Brodies are marvellous.
cgarvieuk (14964) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 deep black ... deep roast malts ... light smoke nose ... soft chocolate ... soft roast malts ... little toffee malts ... dark fruits ... juicy fruits ... light smoke nicly balanced... light spicy hop and pepper linger ... really rather tasty
bottle at home ... deep roast malt ... chocolate malt nose ... little too fizzy ... deep roast ... litttle more smokey than i want ... ... dark malts ... huge roast ... light smoke.
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Evening Star, Brighton. It pours near black, with a large beige head. The nose is roasted malt, hint of smoke, bitter chocolate and some dark fruit. The taste is roasted malt, smoke (but not overdone), charcoal, toast, bitter chocolate, burnt notes, spice and a little alcohol warmth. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Robust and not overly smoky. A tasty porter.