MadWelshWizard (11) - - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Despite it?s really dark almost stout or porter appearance it?s surprisingly light. Fruity at first with chocolate smoothness later on. Slightly tangy fizz like bottled porter. Would drink again.
AshtonMcCobb (4826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Haymarket.
Appearance - dark brown to black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - toffee nuts and chocolate.
Taste - more of the same. Very creamy.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - nice porter.
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear dark red -brown with a thin beige head. Aromas are fruity, toffee, faint chocolate. Taste is more of the same. Creamy, sweet finish.
Don2711 (348) - - FEB 24, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark ruby. Aroma soft malty with coffee. Taste an unusual porter. Liquorice coffee and chocolate. Smooth and great strength. Subtle on palate but pleasant and very moreish.
Beer5000 (5640) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh. Clear amber body with a thin off-white film of foam. Quite mild aroma of caramel malt and dry fruit. Flavor is soft, smooth caramel malt, light roast, dry fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste. Smooth and soft but not very exciting and quite light roasted for a porter, still quite nice in a subtle way.
The_Osprey (5310) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Railway, Putney. As ’Exmoor Beast’, 6.6%, with Beast of Exmoor themed pumpclip. Very dark brown, orange hue, small bubbly brown head, droopy lacing. Aroma is light, airy, bread. Body is medium, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is bready, tangy, currants, dense breads, peppery, touch of smoke, resinous hops. Not a standard porter by any means. Would easily pass for an ESB. It’s alright.
mike_77 (4783) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Smooth sweet and slightly syrupy malty taste. Feels rich and quite thick.
undercurrent25 (1815) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown colour. Taste is balanced and slightly malty, quite a strong beer
SlackerMads (2615) - DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Dark chestnut brown with a small beige head. Over ripe banana, dark roast, white chocolate, syrup. Sweet and a bit sticky, could do with a bit more bitterness to balance it. Alcohol doesn’t show much, tingles a bit on the gums. Ok as a warming brew in small amounts.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Feb 2014 - Dark mahogany-brown in colour, with reddish highlights. Tan coloured head. Some lacing. Malty; roasty malts, liquorice, coffee, caramel/toffee, hints of chocolate. Fruity; dark vinous fruits. Hoppy; some grassy hop bitterness. Good balance. Sweetish roast malty with a slight sour fruit/hop edge. Dryish malty finish. Very drinkable.
SarkyNorthener (3787) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@st matthews hall, walsall. Dark brown beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, some licorice and lightly roasted malts with a little oil. Decent.