RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Wellington; mahogany brown pour with a bubbly light tan head, aroma has roast malts and a hint of chocolate, taste has red fruits, a hint of coffee, light roast.
SarkyNorthener (4059) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@blackcountry arms, walsall. Dark brown beer with tight medium head. Aroma of roasted malts and light cocoa. Taste is roast malts, ash and dark fruit. Ok.
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Royal Hop Pole Twekesbury. Dark almost black colour, with thin tan head. Aroma has roast malt. The taste has roast malt, coffe and fruit.
imdownthepub (13232) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from Budgens in Broadway, Worcs. Very dark brown with off white head. Darkly roasted malts to the fore, there is a coffee extract character, a touch watery perhaps, some caramel. There is a slightly bitter boiled note, but also a leafy hop flavour. Overall decent enough.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at bulls head, burslem. Pours black with frothy tan head. Chocolate start, smooth finish with a bit of nut. Good stout
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On the train from Hereford to Inverness, bottle thanks to SP, 18/10/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin light tan covering.
Nose is light roast, hint of cocoa, dark toffee fudge, earthy, brown sugars.
Taste comprises cocoa, toffee fudge, earthy roastness.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, lgiht roast in the finish.
A pretty basic porter - whelming!
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, lacing of head, mild, chocolate, dark malts, sweet, low bitterness, full bodied.
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at the Grape and Grain- Crystal Palace Spring Beer Festival, 2013. Dark brown pour with a reddish tint and a diminishing beige head. Dark fruit and raisin aroma. Flavours of prunes, raisins, toffee and licorice. Bitter-roast finish.
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Burnt grass nose, some charred malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with burnt sugar and wood, some baking cocoa. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish with more baking cocoa, moderate roast, dry burnt wood. Good.
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An inky black beer with rich chocolate and liquorice flavours followed by sweet vanilla finish.