Beersiveknown (1615) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby brown with a fluffy off-white head and aroma of old leather, blackcurrants and a hint of washed rind cheese. Very fruity subsiding into a tartness that calls for another sip. Medium bodied with gentle carbonation.
evergreen0199 (1327) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Reading beerfest. Deep reddish/brown ale with a small head. Caramel, chocolate and malt, very pleasant and an easy drinker.
berkshirejohn (3639) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Waitrose, Andover. Deep reddish brown with a film of cream head; aroma of peppery hops and earthy malts; creamy texture with milk chocolate and fruity malt flavours, slightly sour; very sweet and sugary finish with some coffee.
SaintMatty (3596) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Dark brown with red tinges. Roasted malt aroma with some hints of coffee. Coffee in the taste with roasted malt and chocolate.
downender (5185) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity at the Portcullis, Bristol 11/12/08. Near black with a slight tan head. Rich aroma of creamy chocolate, roasted malts and spice. Flavour was light and sweet, with plenty of chocolate, coffee and a decent bitter finish. Very good.
MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 4.5%. Slightly smokey aroma. Clear very dark brown colour. Very small head. Dusty flavour, mild roastedness with a touch of smoke. A well-rounded porter.
oh6gdx (18552) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Rubyish amber colour, small white head. Coffee and roasted malts as well as quite muchchocolate in it. Flavour is roasted malts, some dark coffee and dry wood. Lots of taste and overall nice.
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and mild smoky notes. Sweet flavor with smoke, roasted malt and mild coffee notes. Ends somewhat bitter.
cgarvieuk (10933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home ... Deep brown red ... light roast malt nose ... nice soft caramel roast ... lots of toffeee little coffee but quite mild little woddy... Really tasty but quite subdued ale.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - MAR 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark red with small chocolate head. Cappacino and woody aroma. Nice bitterness but a bit thin, slightly sour also. Not bringing much to the table unfortunately.