Sissio (1278) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home
Clear brown, minimal brown head
Coffee, chocolate, licorice, wood, passito, alcohol
Rich roast and hops, ashy, wood and earthy. Too aggressive
Dry and herbaceous
bunget (844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask and Andrew Usher’s. Dark opaque cola body, medium mocha head with great retention. Aroma of light smokiness, roasted malt, dark chocolate and oak barrel. Taste of roasted malt, rye bread, licorice, hints of coffee and lots of herbs. A tad boozy but still very nice.
nimbleprop (7489) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/3 pint at Duke’s Corner pours a muddy black with some cloudy tan head. Nose has chocolate, molasses, mild toast, some charcoal, licorice. Flavor flows, malty, toasted grain and bread, chocolate, licorice, some burnt brown sugar. Finishes malty and dry. Good example of the style.
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of burnt toast, licorice, chocolate some dark fruit. Flavours of coffee, chocolate, raisin and a little smoke. Robust, malty finish. Tasty stuff.
Stuartyboy (1435) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hippo Beers Glasgow A dark brown beer Aroma is dark fruits with coffee notes flavour is coffee dark chocolate fruity notes some charcoal quite bitter coffee finish
Steven_B (131) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of black forrest/dark berries and roasted malts. Flavour is slightly sweet, malty and a hint of chocolate. Decent!
SamVimes21 (267) - - APR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Small Bar Bristol , black with a cream head toffee taste with was slightly sweet with left a nice aftertaste in the mouth I like this one.
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Small Bar, Bristol. Black with tan head. This was quite a smooth porter, quite fruity with berry notes to the fore. Some sweetness, some darkly roasted malts. All in all pretty decent.
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours opaque black. Aromas of dark chocolate, espresso, pecan pie and a wee bit of spices. Full bodied and bitter to taste.
daniele (8009) - ITALY - FEB 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle scura discreta schiuma buona persistenza buime tostature piuttosto secca abbastanza amara filo terroso caffe