The_Osprey (5975) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Black with a red tinge. Big fluffy, thick, off-white head. Smell - musty chocolate syrup, yeast, slight smoke. Body is medium, not foamy, carbonation low. Good mouthfeel. Taste - mild chocolate syrup which is stronger up front than in the aftertaste. Noticeably hoppy - seemingly British hops. Hint of spice. Subtle, drinkable porter.
MrHangover (3901) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Deans pale lager tasting, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Gusher!! Pours a black beer with a creamy, beige head on top. Aroma is dark roasted, chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Flavor is very full for such low abv, big on the roasty characters with a big chocolate backbone. Very enjoyable beer for sure!
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roast. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter, caramel coming out with the chocolate in the palate. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Zer0 (1201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some hops and liquorice. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Well balanced. Medium body with soft carbonation.
RichTheVillan (6537) - 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 (7976) - .....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 (7470) - 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 (7959) - 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 (1077) - 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.