renffisch (670) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
half @ 18th battersea bf. Smelled of tar and coffe. Looked a very dark reddish brown. Tasted of coffee, camphor(cough sweets) and liquorice and presented itself with a strong but rather short mouthfeel. interesting indeed.
cgarvieuk (12184) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Manchester Winter ale festial 08 ... Deep dark brown ... smokey roast woody malts ... smooth very chocolaty ... some bitterness... some coffeee ... little drying in linger.
Fukito (700) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stillage @ CAMRA York Beer Fest, november 07. Flat, dark color with almost no carbonatation. Deep, lovely, raisiny aroma. Couchy. Taste is a mix between raisins, almonds, some treacle and a bit of burnt sugar and liquorice. Full palate, coating, velvet but with a dry finnish. Heavy, warming, complex strong porter.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’07. Very dark brown. Ashy malt aroma. Strong burnt malt and chocolate taste. More bitterness than one would expect. Very good,
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Cask (Peterborough BF 2007) (sip)
Rich burnt malty aroma. Massive baltic porter taste. Smokey and malty. Dangerous, but so very tempting. (7-5-8-4-14=3.8)
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2009)
Day 2: Bacony aroma, touch of smoke, and hoppy notes too. Roasty burnt body, fruity esters, including pairs. Great stout.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at Jersey BF 2007. Stout-like in appearance. Slightly sugary aroma. Lightly carbonated. Rich roasted dark chocolate in the mouth. Sour aftertaste.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask. A superb porter. Sweet toffee, coffee, treacle and roasty notes. Obvious hops and fruit. Good balance. Lovely mouth feel. Bittering finish. It’s got the lot. Lovely.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint gravity fed from the cask at the Ealing Beer Festival. A sweet, but alcoholic, toasted aroma. Like red wine on the palate - gravelly, oak, and tannins. Malty, got stronger and more bitter through the glass.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the old plastic carton, this fucked me up quite bad without realising it and ended up jibbering to some couple for about 3 hours. Roasty araoma, touch of dustyness, yeasty yet no alcohol. Taste is seriously full on, like i had to drink this with inveralmond xxx to finish it, and i didnt manage to finish it as it was that full on. Smokey roasty dry coffee molasses bitter molasses too much for me to be honest.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity, Dover BF. Black with some brown highlights, sudsy tan head. Rustic smokey roast, lactic sour note. Old fashioned sourness, tart plums, molasses, a touch of anise. Lingering smokey finish. An exuberant beer, jammed with flavor. This really does seems like how dark beer might have tasted 100+ years ago.