olio (6168) - Tampere, - JUN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 07.02.2014.
Pours pitch black color with a medium sized, frothy and beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, some coffee and some dry dark chocolate. Flavor of dark malts, faint chocolate notes and this is where things start to go wrong, yeast, bun dough, some ripe fruits and ash. Feels a lot like a home brew gone a bit wrong. Not totally undrinkable but still quite a lot of off-flavors.
witthatsbier (238) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5oo ml bottle
pours a dark brown/black colour with a thin beige head
aroma is dominated by bitter chocolate,but does not last
a very thin beer light bitterness and a bit of chocolate
very average drink once and never again
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ World Cup Tasting @ Hallinghansen. Pours black with a creamy head anf lacings. Dusty coffee, vegetables, nuts and caramel. Fruity acidic. Medium bodied.
hallinghansen (2044) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at World Cup Brazil tasting. Dark brown body with a large light brown head. Licorice, roasted malt, chocolate, ripe fruity sweetness. Well carbonated.
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The London Fields Brewery Tap Room, Hackney, London on the Hicksters Bimble. Black with cream head. There is a tarry, liquorice note initially with this, some tart plum, some blackberry. Thinner palate than expected. Good though.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the tapping the admiral... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Sift dry dark roast... Soft chocolate nose... Soft sweet chocolate roast malt
pricey290483 (271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
not my type of beer but i give it a good go too dark for me i have had some dark beers and they have tasted ok but this just wasn’t for me
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Feb 2014 - Spoons London Brewers Mini-Fest - Black in colour. Average tan head. Malty; roasty malts, dark chocolate, coffee notes, hint of liquorice, caramel. Fruity; hint of dark fruits. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Tasty for low ABV. Mildly bitter roasty malty chocolatey with slight sour fruit/hop edge. Pretty good. Easy drinking. Sessionable.
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 12.3.14. Overall a pretty average porter. Pours a light dark brown that isn’t quite opaque. Small head - smells of slight caramel, and tastes slightly sweet and then bitter. Decent finish with some fairly high hops and a hint of coffee. Pretty mixed feelings about this - I suspect I may have got a duff bottle. Pretty good body for a low abv, but not roasty-toasty enough.
thebeertourist (4815) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the brewery tap room. Dark brown, creamy head. Chocolate nose and flavours. A bit sweet in the beginning, but developing nicely. Decent.
RichTheVillan (2877) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with big foamy tan head, coffee and fruit aroma, taste had milky coffee along with some dried dark fruit, chocolate and a hint of sweetness.