JoTheO (112) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Deep brown with a thin light brown head. Aroma of sweet dark fruits and chocolate. Taste is initially intense with milk chocolate but after a while malty sweetness arrives. Sweet, but in a controlled way.
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at hanging bat. Pours opaque black with a splash of red. Nose of dark chocolate, malt loaf, burnt toffee. Taste is more cocoa, bitter coffee, full bodied, chewy.
jjsint (2328) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handpull cask at the Magpie & Crown, Brentford. Slightly translucent purplish black, with a ring of tan head. Sweet milk chocolate and liquorice candy in the aroma. Intense sweet taste dominated by liquorice. Some bittering hop tempers the balance later in the sip but it’s a bit too sweet for me. Strangely, it feels like there’s heavy alcohol in the long finish, which makes it taste stronger than it actually is. I tend not to like these heavily chocolatey porters/stouts, but I do feel that although this is a decent beer all in all, there are balance issues.
thomat (3370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, chocolate, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice malty / fruity finish.
JorgeLee (1758) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Great bottle design. Brown in colour, ruddy hints in the depths, decent white foam. Very complex and chewy beer, quite some bitter roasty malt character, coffee beans, nuts, hint of herbal hop, some underlying malty sweetness. Drinks very easily for abv.
dchad56 (358) - - APR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - dark and dense, thick tan head. Smokey, chocolate, coffee aroma. Good mouthfeel, similar tasting with good retention. Easy drinking - very nice.
McWorta (1516) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a rocky beige head. Aromas of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dried dark fruits and a hint of roasted nuts develop. Softly carbonated and rather smooth offering a medium body. Roast bitterness and light astringency form the main theme here. Medium yet bit dry finish.
theprof (478) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pours mahogany with tan cream top. Aroma chocolate flake. Tastes smoothly of milk chocolate with licorice to the back to give a tang. No more than medium bodied despite its creamy qualities. I liked it but cannot imagine drinking another right now.
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at cloisters. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, toffee, liquorice, taste is chocolate, sweet, creamy.
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Cloisters. Pours clear dark brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of chocolate milk, nuts. Taste is more chocolate milk. Faint bitter, cocoa finish. Sweet linger. A little bit thin.