Silvan7 (930) - 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 (166) - 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 (2389) - 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.
Bubeer (170) - - AUG 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unsearchable dark brown with amber edges. Large light brown head with high retention. In the nose bread, toast and hops, some oily aroma plus pear notes. Full body with oily texture and long bitter finish.
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium. Deep brown pour with a prominent tan head. Nose of bark and peppery roasted ash. A touch of vanilla and general rocky road fudge. The taste is moderately bitter, dry. Dark cocoa. some coffee. Just a touch of brown sugar. Medium body, active carbonation.
Mr_Pink_152 (2454) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Bath Brew House, Bath. deep ruby brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is dark caramel, taste has a touch of sweet malts, thick body.
Mortlach (1469) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @Il Santo Bevitore (Rome). Deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, liquorice and nuts. Flavour is not so characterized by malt as the label says. Chocolate, a touch of coffee and liquorice, dry and bitter end. Low body, medium to light carbonation. Qui te good.
47574xeCD (760) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours very dark brown clear with deep tan head. Malty chocolate liquorice hoppy slight pine. Roasted flavour.
chinchill (3356) - South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle in Edinburgh.
Dark Brown; opaque; frothy head.
Odd petroleum-type aromatic ruins the nose. The flavor is much better but still has an unusual, hard to describe, off taste that seems akin to burnt grain.
Medium carbonation and body.
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24.2.2015. Malty aroma with liquorice, coffee, caramel. Taste is very malty, roasty, liquorice, dryish bitter finish.