zacgillbanks (1476) - 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.
Gary (1207) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle conditioned) giant beige clouds above a lake of tar
nose is a cluster of ..roast chocolate malts... winey raisins dancing in the air
tastes like a full bodied Porter should . Good construct.
maeib (8051) - 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.
Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.3%. Black colour, moderate to low greyish brown head. Nice aroma, some roastiness, coffee and chocolate, hints of tobacco and dark fruits. The flavour is moderately roasty, coffee and chocolate again, with a slight fruitiness. Smooth and pleasant to drink.
RichardGretton (4111) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black beer with little head. The aroma is mildly roasted/coffee, and the flavour is densely coffee and roasted with a good bitterness. Overall a good dark beer.
Beer4000 (4101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Reddish, dark copper body with a thin beige head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Flavor is sweet roasted malt, fruity, coffee and a good bitterness. A pleasant and well-balanced porter.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Black and poured with a small head. Some presence of chocolate with a medium body and a slight fruitiness.Quite impressive.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Dark brown with a slight tan head and moderate carbonation. Aroma had some roastiness, chocolate and raisins. Slightly oily mouth feel, with flavours of milk chocolate, coffee and a decent bitter finish. Very good.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ thewolf-and-his-flock-of-sheep tasting session. Clear brown color, short head. Aroma of malt, roasted, bit coffee, rye. Soft fruity and malty taste. Hint of blackcurrant. Quite nice.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a thin head. Aromas are chocolate, coffee and caramel malts with earthy notes. Molasses with some smokiness. Quite hoppy. Flavours are roast, dry, earthy malts with sweet milk and bitter dark chocolate. Smooth with hints of cream. Hoppy with some addictive salt on the finish.