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!!!.
SilverfoX (678) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
big chocolate and vanilla aromas, looks a bit like cola, smooth rich chocolate flavour with hints of vanilla not cloying and very well balanced. superb beer.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Roasted chocolate and vanilla
A - Dark brown with lasting head
T - Sweet with controlled bitter
P - Full and creamy
O - Fabulous
BlackHaddock (4846) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD 7th Aug 2013, poured at home some 8 days earlier into an ’Abbot Ale’ glass tankard.
Lovely black colour with a full and lasting beige head.
Chocolate esters and tastes rule the brew completely, rich and creamy feel to the whole brew: a chocolate orange flavour arrives as the beer warms in the glass, which sets it apart from other Porters I’ve tried.
Really enjoyed this beer, my fourth and final bottle during a ’random tasting evening’ I undertook with myself.
s_hartshorne (2228) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle rhythm +booze. Pours with a thin tan head soon turns to a slight ring around glass. Colour v dark ruby. Aroma is very strong hot chocolate great! Taste is Sweet coco with vanila and roasted bitter finish. Low carbonation medium body. Very nice beer like a before bed drink when uve run out of cadburys hot choc!
SarkyNorthener (2906) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with red hues. A medium head that dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass. An aroma of cocoa and vanilla is quite strong. The taste is cocoa, some bitter hops, lactose and roasted malts. The beer is more like a schwarzbier in texture. Very good beer.
EdKing (2115) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in Crown & Two Chairmen. Pours almost black but with reddish hue in the light. Nose is milk chocolate and touch of coffee. Taste is milk chocolate and a bit of lactic milkiness. Very chocolatey porter and very good.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Nina’s. Pours a dark brown colour with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of Cadbury’s chocolate, caramel, coffee and roasty malt. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Very chocolatey all round.
jmgreenuk (5712) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is big chocolate creamy milk lactose. The flavour is light bitter light sweet with a watery malt chocolate hop fudgy palate. Fully bodied with flat carbonation.
zacgillbanks (3085) - 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.