TheKernOwl (161) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not just any port in a storm – a very milk chocolate-y, almost stout-y porter. Bit of juicy dates/caramel on nose. Hot choc (and stout-y) smoothness in the body.
GenkiGonzo (1012) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Black Sheep in Dublin. Almost black with a tan head. Milk chocolate aroma. Flavour starts milk chocolate then has a bit of roast coffee and finishes with some hop bitterness.
gegwilson (3032) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg in the Brew Dock, Dublin. Pours mahogany with a thin cream head. Coffee aroma. The taste is light spice with coffee. Quite a bitter finish. Decent.
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source with the family. Pours a deep brown body with thin off white lacing. Nice Porter. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with notes of light roast, rich chocolate and coffee.
mr_h (4640) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, hand-pulled, Hanging Bat, chocolate, coffee aroma, clear deep red brown, good creamy tan head, no lacing, creamy milky, coffee, smooth, a bit lacking in depth
Carlowxxx (134) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUN 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Black, rich tan head, good lacing
Aroma – coffee , dark chocolate, dark malts
Taste - roast, , dab of burnt malts,
Palate -. Soft carb, medium body, mouth coating malts.
Overall Very dark caramel brown, big frothy beige head, bit over fizzy from bottle, some lacing
Aroma - soft roast, soft dark caramel, slight burnt note, hint of chocolate Overall – this very nice
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at fynefest. Pours black, nose is toffee, light roast, taste is sweet, toffee, roasted, light fruit.
ramboraffe (1785) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from tap at brewpub. Black with off white head. Roasted, coffee, chocolate. Dry with medium bitterness medium body and low carbonation.
JStax (4980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. The beer is dark ruby, near black with a beige head of foam. The aroma is a little roasty and a bit chocolaty. The taste has a bit more chocolate sweetness to it. Medium body and medium carbonation.
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Black Sheep, pours a dark brown with a reddish tinge and a small beige head. Nose brings out English bready malt and a tiny touch of espresso. Flavour is along the same lines, with bready malt, toffee and light dry cocoa. Very English. Well-balanced and drinkable. Good stuff.