RichTheVillan (3772) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with substantial beige head, sweet chocolate aroma, chocolate taste with some sweetness a hint of coffee roasted malts with mild carbonation.
PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hearty porter with a big chocolaty aroma. Well carbonated. Hops not much in evidence and a lot of the balance comes from the roasted grains. Good full taste with hints of dark and milk chocolate.
SudsMcDuff (6241) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed a glass from CasK at the Marble Arch .. . mild chocolate presence, cocoa powder and cooking chocolate .. . light palate .. . overall quite good but rather one dimensional .. . . I think it’s stupid that Pepto Bismol comes with a little disposable shot glass,
but chocolate syrup doesn’t. like, who parties with Pepto?
jmgreenuk (5228) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bernie’s Real Ale Off License, Solihull. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is dry roasted malt. The flavour is strong bitter with bags of liqourice and dark chocolate. The palace is dry spicy and with some pepper in the finish.
daniele (6003) - ITALY - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente cioccolato lieve caffe un tocco di liquirizia piuttosto secca con una buona luppolatura finale quasi pepata
ianwelby (581) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a near-black red, with a thin creamy head. Scent is strong chocolate malt. It’s a full-bodied beer, with a deep chocolatey taste and a toasty edge to it and the malt lingers on the tongue. A very hearty beer.
jamestulloch (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Double cream, milky coffee and chocolate ice-cream. Subtle blueberry note, too.
Appearance: Black body with faint ruby highlights. Dense cream head. Light lacing.
Taste: The main flavour is milk chocolate and the supporting flavours are black pepper, ash, butter and cappuccino. Smooth balance and quite sweet.
Palate: Thin to medium body with a luscious, creamy mouthfeel. Flat carbonation.
Overall: A creamy, interesting Porter - I’d probably have this again.
spacecube (1082) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, small head, aroma of roasted chocolate malt, very thick viscous palate. Nice warming rich stout
MalcolmTucker (770) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown/red with a decent head. Ash and chocolate aroma. Flavour is nicely balanced between milk chocolate and roast. A solid beer.
prawlie (1210) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle, bought at the UK National Winter Ales festival. Black with a fair bubbly head. Nice chocolate and light roast aroma. Dry, roasted malt, just a hint of chocolate. Pretty tasty.