stobbe74 (3789) - - NOV 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a weak head. The aroma is malt and chocolate. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is dry with some bitterness. Overall a good beer.
Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A deep brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, marshmallow, slight earth and subtle blackberry. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some marshmallow, slight blackberry, subtle red berries, a little caramel and some woody, earthy tones. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A smooth, roasted, fruity bitterness in the finish. Started off like a roasty stout but became fruitier and creamier. A nice, smooth porter.
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: liquorice, chocolate, toasted malts. Appearance: dark brown, small, beige, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitterness continues, toasted malts, chocolate again. Overall: nice Porter, well-balanced overall. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.
Cunningham (5900) - 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 (1527) - 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 (752) - - 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 (2836) - 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 (503) - 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 (960) - 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 (3922) - 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 (607) - 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.