Idiosynkrasie (2780) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Opaque darkest brown colour with late awakening, average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma with intense roasty notes, hints of burnt coffee, ashes, herbal hoppy overtones, a touch of green onions. Taste is bitter, almost sourish, roasty dark malty, burnt coffee, cocoa, bitter hoppy; lasting bitter finish, very oily texture, soft palate. Really bitter in dependence on a Black IPA.
Niall73 (705) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Cock Tavern. Pours a dark reddy brown with a thin bubbly off white head. Aroma is sweet licorice (black jacks) and treacle. Medium body. Taste is big on licorice, candy sweet at first before going into a coffee bitterness. Nice enough.
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Theydon_Bois (5485) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, acquire from the Cock, 24/08/13. Columbus/Willamette.
Pours light black with a good sized tan head that soon dissipates but retains - a handsome porter for sure!
Nose is roast malt, hoppy backnotes, cocoa dusting, mineral tones.
Taste comprises roast malt, toasted, good hop backbone, mineral bite, earthy.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, roasty mineral finish.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask at Cock Tavern. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and liquorice. Bitter, dark roasted malty. Roasted, bitter and liquorice. Dry roasted malty and bone dry bitter finish.
olio (4833) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a medium sized thick head. Surprisingly hoppy on the nose, some roasted malts, cocoa and caramel. Flavor is a bit fruity, some roasted malts and caramel also, resiny hops and cocoa also. Medium carbonation, bitter fruity palate with a roasty finish. Feels a bit light a lighter black ipa. Nice.
Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at The Cock Tavern in Hackney, London on 13 July 2013.
Poured a dark ruby/ brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, brown sugar and dark roasted coffee. Some initial burnt sugar sweetness is balanced very nicely by bitter dark malts and coffee and some good hop presence.
Scopey (4693) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Cock Tavern. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, liquorice, earth, rocky road, light spice and caramel. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, toast, earth, burnt caramel, wood, earth and salted liquorice with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent enough porter.
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Black beer. It?s not like Ken said as an old man porter its definitely new wave with plenty of hops on the finish. Meaty malty aroma. Some coffee and chocolate. Too hoppy for a true porter in my mind. More a black ipa than a porter. Bit thin in body and too hoppy clearly a black ipa.
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the cocky tavern. Dark brown coffee colour, light tan persistent head. Happy coffee, aroma. Coffee roast, strong hop, really nice.
jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Cock Tavern. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is burnt brown sugar, bear claw donut. Some earthy peanut brittle sweetness. Caramel and chocolate. The taste is tangy roasted forest fruits. Slightly medicinal bitter hoppiness. Rich cocoa, some pepper. Nice full body. Great economy of flavor. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, good stuff.