cbnz (96) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Dean Swift in London
Appearance: Deep black body, beige head
Aroma: Chocolate, espresso, dark fruit
Taste: Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, espresso, woody
Palate: Medium body
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg, St Andrews Brew House, Norwich, 02/09/15. Thick filthy tobacco collar on glossy mahogany. Dense wafting flavour layered with dark chocolate, humbug, blueberry and plum. Nose After Eight peppermint, coffee grounds, cigar linger, plummy undertones. Absolutely hallucinatory with flavour after a week of pissy lager.
FatPhil (11521) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg (St. Andrews Brewhouse, Norwich) (7+:4+:7+:4+:14+=3.6+++++)
Nice black, not even any glints when held up to the light, cappuccino head. Lovely coffee-ey and chocolatey aroma. Rich roasty body, burnt but not astringent at all. Lovely milkiness in the palate. A super stout porter.
Mr_Pink_152 (2145) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from real Ale store, Newark. Deep almost black colour with a beige head. Roasted make and fruit aroma. Taste mainly sweet with a roasted bitter finish.
R4N5H (386) - SINGAPORE - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, cask at the GBBF 2015 (London Olympia) on 14-Aug-2015. Black in colour with a thick beige head. Medium body with low carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Flavour of coffee, smoke, malt, chocolate and sweet caramel. Nice balance.
themightyjag (268) - - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail.
Big bubbly tan head, nice lacing. Very dark brown body. Rich chocolate nose, hint of caramel, coffee berries. Flavour is creamy, milk chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts on the finish. Rich creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation, very smooth. Delicious.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Five points railway porter, cask @ GBBF.
Deep black with a tan head the nose is roasty peppery coffee. Smooth med-light body with a great creamy coffee flavor. Wonderful stuff, one of my fav stouts at the fest with great balance.
nihtila (1932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours very dark with beautiful dense beige head. Nose is coffee, chocolate. Taste is soft, milk chocolate, coffee, lightly bitter, roasted malts. Decent bitterness at finish.
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
At GBBF. Almost black porter with stable, light beige head; aroma of cocoa, black peppercorns, dried banana, toast, some floral hops. Restrained fruitiness, caramelly sweetishness quickly overcome by dry roasted bitterness but remaining gentle, bit thin body, roasted and florally hoppy bittering finish. Typical old school English porter (to the extent this style is ’recreatable’ from the past, that is). Thanks to Ster from the BeerTemple for the suggestion!
Bullit (4258) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ The Raven. Black colour, dense light brown head. Nose is freshly ground coffee, roasted mals, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee milk. Nice roast bitterness, and very drinkable. Good stuff.