Grumbo (1518) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2016. Poured very dark brown with a tan colour head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Dry finish.
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and nutty tones. Malt, fruit, roasted and bitter. Medium body with a nice bitter/ fruity finish.
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Lime Kiln, Bristol 24/6/2016. Near black, with a decent, off-white, head. Toasty malts, some dark fruits, a touch of chocolate and dryish finish. Good.
jmgreenuk (7844) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured almost black with a frothy broken light tan head. The aroma is roasty malt, coffee, chocolate, light vanilla.
The flavour is liqourice bitter with a dry smoky coffee light hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
zacgillbanks (4551) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, London. Black with a thin tan head. It has liquorice and milk chocolate flavours followed by a smooth coffee, red fruit and more liquorice on the finish. Excellent!
Parmenion777 (157) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with a thick medium sized tan head. Burnt malt, chocolate and coffee aroma initially, some astringent notes. Burnt malt sweetness, hints of chocolate but predominately coffee grounds. A dry ashy finish.
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colored, medium frothy tan head, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, burnt sugar and chocolate. Taste is medium- sweet chocolate, burnt sugar, roasted malt, bit caramel, medium dry roasted bitterness, lasting aftertaste. Medium bodied, soft+ carbonation, creamy.
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at the Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival. Ppurs mahogany with a rim of beige foam. Rich cocoa aroma. Thebtaste is rich dark chcolate and very light spice. Coffee notes too. Light bodied, but bery good.
varanid99 (1035) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown, almost black pour with a thick beige head. Coffee, chocolate, roast notes, taste is smooth, milky coffee with a little chocolate, nice long bitter coffee finish
FatPhil (14155) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravicask (PBF2015, Wednesday) (7+:5:7:4+:15=3.8++)
Beautiful black, small tight head. Wonderfully chocolatey aroma. Beautifully soft palate. Lovely real malts in that roast, no fake adjuncts creating a proper bitter chocolatey feel. Palate also very rich. This is a fantastic porter - we’re fighting over the glass. Ever so slightly drying element to the finish, but only enough to make you want another mouthful. Phil gets it more as coffee grounds, but according to Anna, Phil is wrong. Anna thinks it stays on chocolate the whole time, never veering to wards coffee. Anna should get her own account.