Nocturne (1040) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW. Dark brown with a lasting tan head and some lace. Dusting of chocolate on the nose, light red grape also. Taste is a really nice swirl of dark fruits and light coffee and chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is good, feels well joined up, neither to sweet nor too dry. Drinkable also. Fine porter.
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Lloyds bar. Pours black, nose is smoky, meaty, roasted chocolate, taste is similar, quite dry and bitter, lots of chocolate.
47574xeCD (497) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Racked Cask at Walsall Beer Festival 10/04/15
My good god. I’ve been meaning to try this for some time and it did not dissapoint. Lucious black porter with a good tan covering, nose is smokey stout style with dark chocolate roasted malts and cocoa, dark smooth velvet. Very good.
gegwilson (1782) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in the Commercial Inn, Sowerby Bridge. Pours black with a nice tan head. Rich and bitter with notes of chocolate, leather, liquorice and just a hint of blackcurrant. Oily texture. Very good.
jmgreenuk (5415) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Walsall Camra, beer festival 2015. Poured a clear dark mahogany with a round bubbly light tan head. The aroma is roasty, light smoke malt. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a smooth toasty burnt treacle liqourice bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nice enough but way too bitter and smoky for me. I almost called the fire brigade!
jjsint (1183) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Dark brown with a loose tan head. Astringent aroma with liquorice and coffee in the scent. Taste us sweet at first. Almost reminiscent of a coffee-laden breakfast stout... then the sourness kicks in. A rounded and appreciable experience. Not sure if this would be slightly better in a non-JDW outlet.
Rob_D_UK (1165) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black with a brown/cream head. Roasted aroma with a taste of roast, coffee and hints of milk.
BeerViking (2932) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask at the Kings Tun, can’t believe I’ve not rated it yet. Near black with a milk-coffee cream, Nose is coffee, treacle and plum. Texture is stewed dark fruit and cream. Hugely rich with port wine notes plus lots of burnt treacle, liquorice, a faint plummy tartness, herbal bitterness, hints of bitter cocoa. Stunningly good.
SlackerMads (1940) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized beige head. Lots of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, molasses, light earthy.. Medium body, firm bitterness throughout, soft mouthfeel. Long malty finish, a bit warming. Soft and flavourful.
AdiBeer (1840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: intense roasted malts, some sweetness, caramel, liquorice. Appearance: black, small, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: roasted malts continue, remains sweet throughout, slightly dry finish, intense liquorice.
Overall: quite a nice Porter, great aroma and taste. Pint at The Champion, Bayswater.