mabuzzer (381) - SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla with a fruity finish
AshtonMcCobb (4413) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from that shop in Malton.
Appearance - close to opaque brown but with red chinks.
Nose - toffee and dark fruit. Chocolate at the back. In fact almost coffee.
Taste - tiramisu with a little dark fruit hinted. Toffee too Molasses maybe.
Palate - mediumplus bodied with a creamy texture and a rich but balanced finish.
Overall - rich and enjoyable.
ianwelby (870) - SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown beer, clear round the edges, beige head. Light smell of coffee and fruit. Flavour is coffee and malt, somewhat bitter. There’s a bit of fruit buried in there as well but it’s mostly coffee. Pretty decent.
uckelman (504) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Elm Tree, Durham. Nutty aroma. Creamy head. Black. Light body. Bitter finish.
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Geldart, Cambridge) (7:4:7:4:14+=3.6+)
Aroma is cakey mocca and chocolate. Oooh, and tastes nice! Very dark with a few brown glints. Lovely toasty roasty taste. Palate has excellent quaffability. A lovely porter. Great roast but no harshness. Smooth, but full of flavour. Chocolatey but not sweet. They got everything just about right. Lovely.
Zita (5936) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light sweet burnt aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, long finish,
TheHOFF43 (1856) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by deyholla. Pours a dark black with minimal head. Nose is wonderful. Sweet and malty. Taste is a let down. Thin, scotchy? With some bitterness. Maybe coffee. Meh.
deyholla (9263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a slight amber hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet dark grains and toffee with a hint of roasted malts underlying. Flavor has lots of toffee with a bit of butterscotch, sweet dark grains and roasted malts underlying.
kwik-lime (1575) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at JDWs in Surbiton. Dark, roasted malt, toast, smoke, a little spice and fruit. Very drinkable with a smooth palate. Enjoyable beer.
jmgreenuk (6506) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Pump House, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head and some clingy lace. The aroma is light malt, over ripe fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light, slightly watery, smoky roast, burnt toffee palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.