olliejobbins (825) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours almost black with caramel coloured head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and figs. Barely any carbonation. Tastes slightly of coffee and chocolate. Bitter and sweet.
Rob_D_UK (806) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby red colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, some roasted malts and fruits. Flavour is plum, caramel malts, some hops and toffee.
omikr0n (747) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head that disappeared very quickly. Aroma is smoke, spices, bananas. Flavor is very malty, with bananas and a bit roasty.
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - rich dark chesnut colour, and a crema type head that films quick but does linger. Rich broody darkness, lots of dark raisin, some lactic sweet/sourness with touches of caramel, burnt toffee and woody components. If not for the fatness & drinkability, it would be getting close to barley wine characters like other suggest
angelkostvo (635) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black but transperant like darker cola, no head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, roasted malt, plums jam. Taste is light , light bitter quite good balance. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Interesting and nice.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Cask aty Croydon Beer Festival. Nose is of dark rich molasses and coffee. Soft syrupy mouthfeel, some alcohol, raisins, sweet finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Conditioned from Open All Hours, Keswick. Dark Ruby. Aroma of roast barley with plums, prunes, caramel, smoke. Good mouthfeel and finish has some unexpected hop.
MissPxx (390) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly chocolatey aroma with caramel undertones. Dark dark brown, nearly black. Spicy under taste about it.
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Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Croydon BF ’07. Aroma is dark fruit, berries, coffee and roast malts. Taste is fruity, raisins, caramel, dark malts. Finish is sweet. Pretty nice.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown colour, the head lasts only few seconds. The aroma is hoppy and very spicy, quite disappointing. The flavour is lighter than I expected, with roasted malts, a port taste and some spicy hints (coriander above all). The finish is quite hoppy and bitter. Quite balanced and particular, but not really one of my favourite beers. Anyway, I don't think this beer could be considered a true porter beer...