Scopey (5307) - 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.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Charlies, Copenhagen. Deep brown beer with a small thin light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a nice coffee bitterness. Roasted malty flavor with a light coffee note and a faint sweetness. Quite thin and watery finish.
egajdzis (5169) - 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.
olio (5131) - 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.
ekstedt (5085) - 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.
SilkTork (5068) - 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]
laiti (4804) - 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.
sfhodense (4791) - 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.
SaintMatty (4521) - 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.
deanso (4508) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 On cask at the bof in the Hague.A nice surprise. Not much head but a very nice choclatey porter