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 (871) - 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 (6067) - 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 (2578) - 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!
Evilkniamhel (392) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Haymarket bar. Pours clear dark Redding black. Nose of vanilla pods, chocolate orange, black coffee. Full bodied, creamy, dark malts, molasses.
SarkyNorthener (3917) - 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.
jackafholmes (993) - - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 Bottle from blacker Hall farm (Denby dale). Beautiful aroma of chocolate and toffee. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the smell, but not bad, quite a deep and savoury flavour, not much bite or bitterness though. Dark brown in colour and the head didn’t last long. On keg its better. Chocolate really sings and the body silky and moreish, ive upped my rating slightly.
Beersiveknown (4974) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich fruity damsons and chocolate on nose, full bodied moderate carbonation deep ruby brown, beige lacing, licorice, chocolate & toast. Moreish
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the haymarket. Pours ruby brown, nose is chocolate, toffee, milk, vanilla, taste is similar, sweet.