cgarvieuk (17269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at Mitre ... deep black ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee chocolate malt nose ... dark malts ... chocolate powder ... dark roast ... sweet cherry ... ok but ouch artificial syrup like .... hint at Souther Tier chokolat though
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned handpump Victoria Leeds. A dark ruby coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A lot of black cherry in this. A malty fruity beer but the base doesn’t seem very porterish. I want chocolate with my cherry. It’s a bit like a dark fruit beer.
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Sweet, dark brown Porter, with a Benylin lining of cherry. Rather pleasant, a little like a Milk Tray strawberry cream.
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The White Lion, Covent Garden. London. Amber beer with a beige head. Fruity aroma, chocolate, cocoa powder, a bit earthy. Chocolate flavor, cherry notes, fruity. A bit thin.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Cherry porter. Dark brown with red highlight. Khaki head. The nose is pretty light, some roasted flavors, dark fruits, sugar. The taste is initially bitter, dry. This eventually gives way to some vanilla and cherry flavor. Body is medium, carbonation is light. Overall, a good change of pace. Not terribly exciting.
imdownthepub (11377) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Royal Oak, Oxford (Ember Inns). Deep brown, ruby with cream head. There is a potent cherry nose to this, fresh and really quite prominent. This follows into the flavour, dominating the beer a little, but it did seem quite festive at the time. It’s reasonable.