Grumbo (872) - Suffolk, - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask from The Ale House, Chelmsford. Attractive black beer, with a very light colour head. Chocolate aroma, thick and easy drinking.
Cunningham (5626) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black color with a small tan head. Nice chocolate and mild roasted aroma. Medium (light) body and a soft carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Chocolate, coffe and mild roasted flavor. Felt a bit thin at 5,5%.
[On tap at Marble Arch Inn in Manchester, England]
kwik-lime (1489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at CASK in Pimlico. Bit too watery of palate, not much chocolate at all although a pleasant coffee taste. Bit too thin all round though, disappointing.
jackafholmes (675) - - FEB 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at sheffield tap. Dark brown/red with foamy cream head. Aroma of chocolate (natch) and a bit of smoke and some mocha notes. Taste is sweet and dry with a short lived bitterness. Quite a light body with slightly prickly carbonation.
Garrold (2593) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Gravity dispense. 57, Thomas Street. Clear, cola brown. A few bubbles of off white head. Dark, fruity chocolate. Light, roast coffee. Taste is fruity dry. Gentle bitterness. Light, fruity tartness on the palate. Stays smooth. Decent body. Finishes light dry, and light bitter. Tasty porter.
MrBlueSky93 (500) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Cask at Manchester Beer Fest.
Pours dark brown, thin lacing of tan head. Aroma of Chocolate and some sweetness. Taste of Marshmallow then dark chocolate, some smokiness, very chewy, very thick. Touch of vanilla too.
Sissio (885) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear deep darknrown, minimal brown head. Toffee, milk chocolate, coffee, perhaps a hint of metallic. Watery, with cocoa beans and milk chocolate, hint of burnt wood. Chocolate aftertaste.
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery webshop. It pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice and dark chocolate, overlayed by pine cones and wild berries. Taste is medium bitter roasty and medium tart fruity. Notes of black berries and red currants, pine cones, coffee, dark chocolate and roasted wood. Medium body with good carbonation. Overall, good porter
Marstonlad (576) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Marble Arch, Manchester. A black color and a medium-sized dense head. The aroma features roasty chocolaty notes, as expected; malty notes dominate. Taste is sweetish with soft, round maltiness emphasizing chocolate. The palate is barely medium-bodied but velvety in texture with a flat to average carbonation. Decent, if a bit basic chocolate stout.
Nische (1187) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/red with a decent head. Malty and chocolate aroma. Flavour is nicely balanced between milk chocolate and roast. A solid beer.
jookos (3494) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@aibf14. Dark brown. Roasty malty, dark chocolate, some woodyness on nose. Light bodied, but quite nicely flavourful. Brown malty, dry finish. Surprisingly good.