niquillis (783) - 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 (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (2395) - 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 (1866) - , 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 (9638) - 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 (1741) - 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.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10th August 2012
GBBF. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Little tan head. Smooth dry palate. Tangy dark malts, stands out from the crowd by having well integrated mild coffee. Very subtle dark fruits. Lactose. Easy drinking.
jackl (3779) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ GBBF ’12. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny white head. The nose is light coffee cake, some cola and raspberry chocolate sauce. The taste is light coca cola, some nutty chocolate, kinder bueno and burning coffee. Rich. Medium body, very drinkable. Great stuff for the light ABV.
Vignale (1751) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Close to a brown ale in character, smoth, nuts, vanilla and milk chocoalte. Rather thin on the minus side.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned handpump Malt Shovel Northampton. A black beer with a little beige head. Lots of coffee in the nose. Roasty too. Bitter and roasty taste. A bit of fruit behind the coffee in the nose. a good beer which is a stout in my book. Very dry.