thmsboyd (66) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle Vintage 2010 (Aged). Lightly chilled. Very deep reddish brown body with a small tan head. High intensity aromas of rich roasted grains, almonds, bananas and some doughy yeast. Surprising tartness that wonderfully cuts through the sweet malty character. Light smoke. Full body - the only real indication of strength - with a thick, oily texture. Low-moderate carbonation and a persistent, long, liquorice finish. Outstanding porter which seemingly benefits from aging. Tremendously balanced and ideal abv. Perhaps lacks a little on the nose, but it’s hard to pick a fault with the taste and palate.
armando629 (2437) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Hanging Bat, Edinburgh.
Dark one with acreamy stable beige head. Sourish fruity character dominates the aroma with a bit of roasted grains, molasses. Medium body, a bit easier than expected. Fruity and roasty flavor with molasses, cherries.
androman (677) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/3 pint @ hanging bat, Edinburgh. Body is black, head is medium creamy beige mostly lasting excellent lacing. Nose is light roasty, aroma is coffee liqueur, dried fruit, herbs, licorice, vanilla. Light sweet, medium to heavy roasty bitter, alcohol is present. Full body, dry texture, no carbonation. Not too easy, good dessert beer.
Bedni (281) - POLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
small beige head,
aroma dry plums, cheries, dark chocolate, roast malt, alcohol,
imo body should be heavier, its too thin (waterly)
too much alcohol in taste, it should lie some time
sokuzs1 (114) - - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: chocolate, cherries, alcohol, licorice
Taste:sweet, fruity, alcohol, a bit too watery
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6516-20140710] Cask. Fruitcake and smoky dates aroma. Black cola body with no lasting head. Boozy roasted fruit flavour with an almost nutty finish. Medium-full body. Good. (7/2/7-/3/13) 3.2
(Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014 @ Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Overheard: "I’m not getting up until we go to another beer festival." 5-year-old Emily
Umoyk (46) - , - DEC 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle is more than a year old. Caramel, licorice, sherry, hazelnut. Bitter-sweet. Really nice.
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, taste is sweet, velvety, tasty.
chrisv10 (11870) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice and hop. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, medium sweet and medium bitter.
gunnar (5972) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Helgi´s, Kirkwall. Pours clear dark ruby with a small creamy off-white head.Aroma of light roasted malts, with a light note of smoke and fruit. Taste is moderate sweet, weak roasty, and some complex dark fruity elements, light tarish as well, complex and tasty beer.