Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black with a large fluffy tan head. Plenty of sediment and juice bits at the bottom. Subtle old-school flavours, softly toasted malt flavours that transition slowly across to the palate for slow finish. Nice beer this. #First tried at the Evening Star in Brighton, in 2001, when drinking was simple. I knew I liked it then as well.
thomat (2235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Craft Beer, Islington. Dark brown with a tiny brown head. Roasted and malty tones. Coffee, malt, chocolate and hops. Medium body with a nice, dry finish.
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Victoria station ’Wetherspoons’, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige fluffy head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, hint of coffee. A lovely smooth drinking porter from Dark Star.
Niall73 (2113) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ wetherspoons. Deep dark black colour. No carbonation. Not a massive aroma but what you'd expect - deep maltiness. Flavourwise, it's good, though a bit watery in the mouth. Licorice, coffee, treacle and a nice bitter finish. Good.
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Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Rating #1049. Cask conditioned at the Wenlock Arms, London. With Duff and Chris_o. Dark, full bodied and chocolately porter. Fairly fruity and sweet and tangy. Fruity, thick and slightly roasty. Best beer of the night.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewtopia 11/12/05 Cask Deep brown with ruby highlights and a small off-white head. Fruity,chocolate and roasted malt compliment eachother.
Alphadelic (1840) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, light but with a dryness from the flowery hops. Sweet malt lovely really very floral.
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask - Dartford WMC. Very dark brown, a fine, bubbly beige head rests on top. Good coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate on the nose. Dry, roasty, bitter coffee & chocolate flavours with a nutty tone, malty dark fruits, a bit of acidity & liquorice. Smooth on the tongue with a lasting dry roasted finish, a medium body and low carbonation.
wheresthepath (1694) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Gravity cask at Milton Keynes beerfest] Smokey, dry, comforting, but lacks depth for something of this ABV
dynamiteninja (1643) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. The Pub, Leicester. Medium off-white head, very dark brown body. Weak grassy hop, weak chocolate, weak coffee, some roastiness, berry fruits, blackcurrant, sulphur, burnt toffee. Good dose of bitterness. Dry finish. Soft mouhtfeel.