AshtonMcCobb (2919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Haymarket.
Appearance - pretty close to opaque black with just the tiniest of red chinks around the glass. Big creamy head.
Nose - very dark chocolate and caramel. Just a hint of coffee.
Taste - caramel melded with liquorice. Some dark chocolate comes through on the end.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - very enjoyable.
pricey290483 (445) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
i am not a dark beer fan but i will give anything a go i got alot of chocolate, and licorice really bitter on the finish not for me this one
jackafholmes (343) - - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask from lescar, sheffield. Black with a bubbly eggshell head. Aroma is roasted coffee and tart with liquorice and dark forest fruits. Taste is smoky and tart too, subtle bitterness follows. Medium body with some oil, slight carbonation. Very nice.
Osprey87 (2022) - WALES - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Finally caught up with this one, albeit by scraping it out of the bottom of the cask, so it may not be in best form. Black, big foamy tan head. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, dates, coffee syrup, lightly astringent and ashy. A bit too sweet maybe, but balanced by an ashy bitterness. Nice in small amounts.
YorkshireG73 (39) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where I live, my go to beer. Live less than 3 miles from the brewery so always available locally. I guess this stuff was created all those years ago in the shadow of Brunel, Stephenson and that bloke who invented the lift.
History in a glass, when porters were king until dethroned by that wazz called Guinness. This is born of hard times, fortitude and foresight. Wow beer.
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask, from old notes. Full sweet malts, chocolate, molasses, but also very well burnt with coffee notes. Very dark, wonderful and pretty strong too.
Beersiveknown (3236) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this many times and not rated it?
Dark ebony brown, lacing beige head, subtle chocolate y nose, very full bodied, toasty, sticky treacle, coffee, sweet, well hidden booze, bitterness in finish
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Sir Norman Rae, Shipley. Black with a thin off-white creamy head. Has a lovely smooth milky roasted malt character with just about the right sweetness.
SilverfoX (407) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
faint coffee and chocolate aromas, black body with no head quite sweet with bitter metallic aftertaste its alright not incredible.
jamesie1857 (1477) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Cross Scythes, Norton Lees - Pitch black body with a beige lacing foamy head. Nose is roasted with heavy aromas of freshly ground coffee, espresso and dark chocolate. Taste is roasted, malty with full flavours of strong, black coffee, some chocolate and liquorice. Full body, a bit syrupy. The bitterness comes through in the finish. Gorgeous!!!!