joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Against the Grain.
Clear brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Light roasted aroma of caramel, peat and chocolate.
Light roasted flavour of peat, caramel, fridge and dark chocolate.
omhper (22306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Brew Dock, Dublin. Very dark brown, small head. Earthy coffee aroma,. Dry with clean mouthfeel. Earth and licorice. Mid bitter finish. Nice roasty flavours, but shallow malt character.
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
3rd July 2014
Craig on Heat Tasting at ChrisO’s. Hazy deep red - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and airy, mild fine carbonation. Airy malts, very mild dark character, trace of tangy coffee. Light dry and bitter finish. A bit dull but inoffensive.
cgarvieuk (19002) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 Bottle at chrisOs... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft dry toffee hop nose... Dull fruits.. Dull roast... Soft malt roast... Soft sweet malts
5.5abv... Cask at fynefest 2015... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft malts.. Soft chocolate roast.. Dark chocolate roast.. Dark malts big soft chocolate roast 3.6
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s. Pours brown with a frothy, off-white head. Tangy bread in the nose, some leathery fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor, some bitter earth, toasted bread, dirt, baking cocoa. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bittersweet cocoa to finish, further earth, some coffee. So so.
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig on heat tasting. Dark brown lasting beige head. Chocolate porter nice soft chocolate. Decent
Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, acquired from Callans in Dundalk 03/07/14.
Dark mahogany brown with a moderate light tan head that thins to a swirl and edgeing.
Nose is light roast, earthy cocoa, toffee, light spice.
Taste comprises earthy cocoa powder, brown bread notes, light roast, mineral pangs, faint hoppy backnotes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast finale with a drying element.
Drake (11431) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a private tasting. Batch 087. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, apples and a phenolic note. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bitter hops. A tad bit thin.
mcberko (11117) - 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.
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Salt House. The beer pours a dark brown color with a medium creamy tan head that diminishes steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and mild coffee. Light to medium-bodied with a roasty character and notes of grainy malt and coffee. The finish is mildly bitter with a slight coffee and hops aftertaste. Decent overall.