Bragesnak (5155) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK.
Dark brown with brown head. Aroma complex of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is balanced sweet malt with dry roasted notes. Dried fruit and a nice bitterness.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Firkin] Poured a dark brown color with no head or lacing. Aroma of roast, chocolate, caramel, and smoked malts. Taste of light chocolate, roasted malts, smoked wood, and a dry finish.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 Feb, 2007 William IV, Leyton. Soapy roasty dark beer. Quite dry and bitter, like a Guinness, but with some balancing red berry fruits and a hint of lactic sourness. Coffee emerges very late in the finish. The overall wild feel is very attractive, but the dry bitterness from what is clearly dry hopping is not to my taste. I much prefer Shepís Porter. Still, a decent enough drop.[3.4]
Nov, 2009 New Wheatsheaf, Southwark. Kookís crawl. Smooth. Hit of chocolate followed by wine and bitterness. Lovely drop. [3.4]
ekstedt (4935) - 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.
olio (4838) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Salhojankadun Pub, Tampere.
Pours dark red, almost black colour with small, rapidly dissipating head. Aroma of chocolate, ash, mild coffee notes and some distant fruit notes. Flavour of chocolate, mild dark ripe fruits, wood, malts, light caramel and some berry notes. Very smooth and somewhat sweet palate with a dry finish. Works quite well from cask also.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee and light liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, light malt acidic and light coffee.
Scopey (4697) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Antelope, Sloane Sq. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is coffee, light roast, caramel and cooking chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, nut, toast, plain chocolate, touch of dark fruit with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A solid porter, but nothing particularly special.
laiti (4559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Salhojankadun Pub
Aroma is rather light with coffee, some hay and roastiness. Also hints of toffee. Flavour has much coffee with licorice, some grain and goldings hops with toffee. Pleasant, one of the best real ales Iíve had.
JaBier (4352) - 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.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Firkin at Real Ale Inv PBW09. Pours a deep brown with little to no head. Aroma of chocolate, tobacco, roasted malt, nuts and light smoke. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, hints of coffee, nuts and woody.