Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Volo
Appearance: dark brown with hint of clear garnet , mid creamy top.
Nose: roasted barley , creamy , bit funky on sides , malty end
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied, chewy with slight sourness , lo carbonation . Soft brown malting , light smooth hint of alcohol with finish.
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The Star Tavern. Another Fullers beer you donít often find on cask! The pourís deep brown with a medium tan head. Attractive. The nose is rich milk chocolate, roasted nuts. Rich, sweet malt flavors. The taste is more rich chocolate malts, caramel-coated nuts and toasted cereal. Hints of coffee. Light, dry finish. Medium body, lively and silky palate. Quite rich for the ABV. Overall, pretty excellent. Superior to the kegged version.
JaBier (6773) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Elephant & Castle. Darkest brown pour with a big tan head. Roasty chocolate malt aroma with hints of coffee. Roasty flavor up front with some nice chocolate sweetness before a dry coffee finish. Great beer, but I think I may like the bottle better.
Cunningham (6761) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black/reddish color with a thick beige head. Caramel and coffee in the aroma. Well blended flavor with dark malt, coffee, chocolate and some fruity notes. Whenever in England, I run for this one :-D
[On tap @ Barrowboy & Banker - London Bridge in London, England]
jonas (6673) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-rate from cask: Great! The best porter i have tried to date - lovely chocolate and coffee flavors and a nice full body.
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Mad Bishop and Bear, Paddinton.
Coffee, roasted malt, nuts, oat flakes. Velvety, tasty, lovely beer. They should have this on cask regularly.
SaintMatty (6629) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Black in colour. The aroma features chocolate, coffee and some liquorice hints. The taste is unbelievably smooth and moreish with coffee and chocolate featuring prominently. Itís delicious and whilst the bottled version is good, this is so much better. Superb.
larsniclas (6622) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Bishops Arms, Jšrntorget.
Black with a creamy, brown head.
Licorice and coffee-aroma.
Tar and licorice in the flavour. Fine malty sweetness.
ekstedt (6421) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Barrow Boy & Banker, Southwark, London. Dark reddish brown. Dark chocolate aroma with some coffee and dark berries. Semi dry with medium bitterness.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 27, 2011 - at Volo. And yes, it really IS cask, not keg handpump. Clear but very dark ruby-black with a smallish lasting frothy tan head. Smells nice dry herbal/floral medium chocolate roast, a little treacle and a hint of acidity - very mellow, very appealing (8-). Taste is more like a mild - lighter roast, a little syrupy, no alcohol at all, quite softly grainy, with hints of peat and, oddly, salt. Light-bodied and thin, not much carbonation, sticky/slick and quick-finishing, leaves a dry earthy molasses aftertaste - very nice for all that!