jvhemert (377) - Edinburgh, - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home
AROMA: coffee, roasty, hint of chocolate
APPEARANCE: black, brown foam, frothy,
TASTE: medium bitterness, lightly sour,
PALATE: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, astringent, long finish,
OVERALL: very good porter especially taste-wise with oily palate, also no smoke just roast, mostly coffee,
Thirstyboris (19) - Camperdown, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Dieu Du Ciel. Toasty, woody and earthy aroma and tastes great. Great winter beer.
Stuu666 (10592) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, meaty, taste is chocolate, rich, dry roasted.
allmyvinyl (9421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours black with a thin, short lived, beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark stone fruit, liquorice. Taste has more of the same, plus a nice chocolate sweetness. Creamy texture, and needed to warmed up a fair bit. Nice.
jamestulloch (3425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Black body with a thin beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of raisins, treacle, liquorice and a faint hint of Twiglet ash. Flavour has zingy red fruits up front, then brown sugar, followed by a dry, biscuity finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Average carbonation. A full flavoured beer - a lighter, drier version of the incredible 1841 XXXP Porter I tried earlier today.
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a nice thick, light brown head. Aroma is bread and yeast - a little overpowering and I think takes away from some really good flavours that are going on. Coffee malt and chocolate flavour and a little sour. Very lively carbonation.
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BeerHive, Edinburgh 
Black, rich tan head, some lacing
Aroma of rich dark smooth malts with a dab of yeast
Taste of roasted malts, fruity dark malts, dab of yeast, touch of dark toffee, some chocolate, good flavour
Palate - Medium carb and body, creamy rich malts, Finish as main flavour, smooth rich dark chocolatey malts, bit of a dry roast finish, touch of a salty edge though that loses it some marks
Overall - Lot of flavour here - it’s a good porter
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Chocolate aroma with a ash roast edge. Flavour is roasty with milk chocolate and some chewy toffee. Nice smooth mouthfeel.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[330ml bottle, Cornelius Beer & Wine, Edinburgh] Black with a half-inch beige head. Fantastic roasty, dark aroma of deep molasses, charred wood and strong, bitter chocolate. Just a fabulous nose. Surprisingly large amount of liquorice on the taste, which goes after a while to be replaced by ashy bitterness, burnt coffee grounds. The mouthfeel is nice, if there wasn’t that tannic, ashy end it would be perfect. I like it, up until the long, smoky aftertaste. Would go very well with strong cheese, however 
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head that fades to a ring. Slightly ashy roasty aroma, also a little metallic, touch of solvent. Taste is quite robust, roasty and ashy. Quite fizzy with a dry finish. Nice.