Scopey (8455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. It pours opaque black, with a thin foamy beige head. The nose is bitter chocolate, sage, roasted malt, bonfire and peat. The taste is coffee, bitter chocolate, soy sauce, roasted malt and dried fruit, with a solid bitter-dry finish. Full body and soft carbonation. A very flavoursome cask porter.
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black beer, brown head. Milky chocolate aroma, creamy, cocoa notes, tar and licorice. Milky chocolate flavor.
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, with a thin brown head.
Roasted, malty aromas, with loads of chocolate, coffee, ashes, yeast.
Dry, medium body and bitterness.
Roasted malts and chocolate on the palate, cocoa, faintly smokey, spicy, yeast, faint hoppiness. (2011-08-05)
joe19612 (2064) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Dark brown with off-white head that is gone in seconds, aroma is roasted malt, some hints of coffee.Taste is roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate, some hints of dried fruit, with long lasting bitter aftertaste.
rosenbergh (8252) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester, England.
Black colour with average sized creamy light tan head.
Coffee, roasted malt and mild dryness in aroma.
Flavour is sweet chocolate, dry hops and roasted malt.
downender (6758) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 23/6/2011. Near black in colour with a slight, off-white head. Chocolate in plenty on the aroma with a touch of coffee. Flavour had charred malts, plain chocolate and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.
jaghana (4463) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl bught on line. A dark beer with low head. Nose is full on bitter dark chocolate. Aroma is dry stout like with a bitter presence and a nice dark chocolate taste and aftertaste. Very long aroma which remains in the mouse, notes of caramel and dark malt, good stuff.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Marble Meet the Brewer event at the CASK, Pimlico, 8th Sept 2010. Deep chestnut brown with a magnolia head. Soft caramel and milk chocolate nose. Tastes like a beefed-up mild. A very smooth and drinkable dark beer.
stravale (2420) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma - roasted malt, treacle, fruity aroma (hint of apples?)
Appearance - very dark brown, tan edges on glass, light tan head.
Taste - mild roast, smooth milky consistency, treacle, molasses, fruity layer, bit earthy, fruity flavour (touch of acetaldehyde?). Finish - bitter roast.
MiP (14046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, 5.5%. Weak coffee aroma. Black colour, almost no head, but frothy. The flavour has some chocolate, mild, not dark or really bitter. Hint of Nesquick or O’boy. Slightly sweet, but with a hint of alcohol in the finish.