Douberd (1702) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, thanks to Lonick! Poured into a snifter, ABV 6.5%
Very dark brown colour on the body, one finger of thick brown head, with very good retention. Medium lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of liquorice, grassy hops, light chocolate.
Taste of roasted malts, liquorice, plenty of coffee on the finish, quite bitter aftertaste.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
allmyvinyl (2173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cloisters. Rich dark pours, thick tan head. Big roast and chocolate aromas, vanilla in there, creamy too. Taste is more, with a building fruitiness, finishing dark chocolate and roast malt. Really enjoyed this - worth seeking out on cask.
Scopey (5521) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. It pours dark brown (nr. black) with a medium beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, earth, light sweetness, vanilla, marshmallow, rock road and caramel. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, toast, earth, light acidity, plum, prune, light stickiness and brown bread with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, tasty and well-balanced. Good stuff.
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Many thanks to Paul. Pours clear brown with a creamy tan cap. Nose has dusty milk chocolate and mellow coffee. Light sweet flavor, some lightly tangy dark malts, some ash, chalky cocoa, mild earthy bitterness. Light bodied with fine, somewhat creamy carbonation. Moderate roasty malt finish, some dry coffee, dirt, char. Decent.
Sockamania (42) - - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice flavoursome dark beer. Hoppy, chocolate, toffee and caramel flavours. A nice winter beer.
ianwelby (331) - SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Black or near-black beer with a beige head and a sweet, toasty-malt aroma. The first taste is a malt and hop mix but it’s a dry, fruity finish that makes it. The fruit lingers nicely too.
mr_h (2437) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the cask at State Bar, Glasgow - clear very dark brown, good bubbly beige head, roasted malt and berry fruit aroma, no lacing, complex flavour with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, berry fruits, very easy to drink for the abv
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers, Glasgow on March 2013. Pours a dull black with a creamy tan head. Ripe fruit notes of blackcurrants present in the long malty aroma. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Dark malt complex gives a burnt toast note with initial black malt which fades away to notes of rich dark chocolate, mocha coffee and sweet blackcurrant fruit layered in the mouth. Just a hint of spicy hop resins hyere but difficult to detect, wood smoke and roast flavours evident in the drying aftertaste. Smooth malty finish with a hint of liquorice and port. An excellent porter and highly recommended.
AmazingBruce (3) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What isn’t to like about this beer? It has a lovely roasty, nose, malty on first taste, then followed by hop. It has a beautiful mouth feel and a well weighted balance.
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some ruby/chestnut on the fringes. Massive beige three finger head. Aroma is liquorice, burnt chocolate malts. Taste is coffee, cough mixture, hints of dark butter chocolate very light and fine carbonation.