Steven_B (86) - 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 (105) - - 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 (12585) - 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 (288) - 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 (7433) - 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
MayumiH (709) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Dark fruit, coffee, caramel and you. Medium body. God I was drunk, wasn’t I.
leaparsons (9499) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Black with a beige head. Nutty, gritty dark chocolate with rich coffee. Spicy with solid earthiness. Sweet, dark berries with vanilla and liquorice. Some green piney aspects with a peppery finish. Solid.
Silvan7 (1008) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ CASK (Pimplico, London). marrone, molto scura, velata, con schiuma beige finissima e persistente. Aroma piuttosto intenso, decismaente maltato, tostato, ricorda la frutta secca, nocciole e noci brasiliane. Erbaceo da luppolo molto intenso per lo stile. note di vaniglia meno intense nel retrolfattivo. Gusto abboccato, maltato, tostato deciso, dal cacao amaro alla nocciola. amaro luppolato il finale. leggermente acidula. Corposa, quasi oleosa, carbonatazione debole, poco calda, piena. equilibrata ed armonica
thmsboyd (191) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle BBE: 16 Mar 16. Cellar temp. (+2hr@RT). Pours near black with a hint of red/brown, with a large, tight, creamy tan head. ’Green’ nose; mossy and herbal with a little cheese & onion. Below that, rich toffee and burnt toast aromas. A moderate coffee bitterness is underpinned by a light caramel sweetness on the tongue. The body is medium, the texture slick, carbonation medium-low and the finish toasty and slightly astringent. Overall an enjoyable porter, a bit hoppier than typical for style.
gegwilson (2737) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hippo Beers in Glasgow. Pours deep mahogany with a rocky beige head. Sweet malty liquorice aroma. The taste is smooth and malty starting with light spice along with black fruits, ash an a touch of liquorice. Nice enough.