MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF.
Almost black brown with a thin tan film. Dry and roasted, good malt and chocolate and bitter coffee notes. All the boxes are ticked, it just fails to excel. Decent, not amazing.
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from a wine store less than a mile from the brewery.
Pours dark brown, almost black with a chocolate milk head that has only traces of lacing and is relatively short lived.
The aroma is overwhelmingly malty with a touch of smoke.
Solid body with only the slightest hint of carbonation.
Very enjoyable. Malty with a hint of dark chocolate minus the bitter finish. The finish was long and subtly sweet. Very enjoyable.
mcox90 (1622) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola like brown with red edges. Small tan head and no lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate notes. Palate is smooth, but a bit on the dry side. Beer has good body to it. Flavor is dry chocolate and coffee as well as malts and a hint of hops with a slightly bitter finish. This is a good sessionable porter. I found this at Julio’s Liquors and was told this company had recently begun bottling their beers.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF2008. A black beer with an off-white head. The aroma is smoky and roasty. Dry in the mouth with early burnt malts fading to an over thin finish.
Fin (7915) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2008 Pours black with next to no head. Hoppy and sweet but with a subtle sweet cherryness coming through, this went very well with my wild boar pork pie that I had just purchased.
cgarvieuk (15624) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2008 ... deep black ... very slight roast malt ... rounded roast malts ... low bitterness ... little chocolate and nicly balanced.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Fishingnet. The aroma is lightly fruity with noticeable smoky notes and mildly boozy accents. The body is dark brown and holds a smallish tan head. Sweet smoke and chocolate fore. Very creamy mouth feel. Dark fruit finish. Not bad.
RichardGretton (4344) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF 2008. Black beer with a malty aroma and a malty and smokey flavour. Overall an average smokey, malty and vinous beer.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 08. Still and very dark brown. The aroma and flavour mix coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate and malt. Smooth and very drinkable.
oh6gdx (21366) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Very dark brown (close to black) colour with quite small head. Aroma is syrup, tar, plum and some slight chocolateish notes. Flavouri s leather, licorice, mild chocolate as well as malts.