ManVsBeer (5219) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Drink? Hebden Bridge. Clear dark-brown with next to no head. Very rich with a lovely vanilla aroma and flavour. Has a small smoothness to its texture.
AshtonMcCobb (3493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Haymarket.
Appearance - dark brown to black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - toffee and liquorice more than chocolate.
Taste - very dark chocolate going into liquorice again.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and quite an elegant finish.
Overall - lovely porter.
allmyvinyl (5362) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the haymarket as Great Yorkshire Blackout. Pours clear dark brown, ruby hints. Tight beige head. Light coffee aromas, toffee. Taste is sweet, milky coffee. Light sweet finish, faintest toasted bitter tingle. Decent.
mr_h (3377) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump (as Great Yorkshire Yorkshire Blackout) at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear very dark reddish brown, good creamy beige head, chocolate malty aroma, good film of lacing, rich creamy chocolate, vanilla flavour, good carbonation, easy to drink
gegwilson (1746) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg in the New Inn, Cropton. Mahogany with a creamy cream head. Lots of cocoa in the flavour. OK, but quite one dimensional.
JohnRMurdoch (3598) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle, present. Almost black, not much head. Grassy vanilla liquorice aroma. Chocolate vanilla flavour. Sharp sweet aftertaste. Unbalanced and not very nice.
GerrynJoy (1) - MIRFIELD, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Exceptional beer both draught and bottled. Chocolate aromas with a hint of liquorice wow!!!.
zacgillbanks (2880) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. This very dark brown beer pours with a thin tan head. It has an extremely strong milk chocolate flavour with vanilla notes and a creamy red fruity finish. More a milk/chocolate stout rather than a porter.
Earlier Rating: 1/30/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Great Yorkshire and Cropton Blackout bottles from Hopkins-Porter, Ripley Castle. A black beer with a creamy white head and ruby red highlights. It has a creamy rich tasting beer with strong milk chocolate notes and a sweet, oily, slight roasted finish.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop. Poured a clear, very down brown with a dense beige head. Saccharine aroma; Hershey bars, vanilla ice cream and powdered sugar. Flavours are similarly insipid, more chocolate, condensed milk and sweet cake. Finish brings in a little roasted quality, but it’s no where near enough to off-set the sweetness. If you like them sweet, then you may enjoy, but personally this is undrinkable.
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had no idea that cropton brewery had changed its name to great Yorkshire, but this beer is just fantastic.