BeerViking (2292) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Cask/gravity at Battersea BF 2011. Pours black edged with brown and a fine clingy beige crema, nose has treacle, demerara, alcohol, a little coffee and a hint of oak, then a big chewy body with a syrupy character perfectly balanced by a dry hoppiness and the alcoholic bite. Dry-roast after taste with more treacle notes. More like a strong Burton than a porter, but excellent either way. Re-rated at the Magpie, this time there’s also a little red fruit noticeable on the nose, plus a hint of fruity tartness on the tongue and a touch of spice in the dry-sweet finish.
evergreen0199 (1924) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and malt. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit. A lovely rich, warming porter that I always have when I see it on cask.
Nisse666 (4029) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle (marked 7,5%) thx to tkrjukoff, cons 2011-02-04 Billdal
AR: souriness, chocloate
AP: dark brown body, brown beige head
F: sourness, chocolate, medium + bitterness
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a rich brown head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet malty, fruity, dark fruits and hoppy. Sourish fruity mouthfeel. Fruity, tary, malty and sourish flavor. Fruity palate. Finishes shortlived dry tart.
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
66 cl bottle thanks to tkrjukoff! On February 4, 2011
Marked 7.5% ABV
Very dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, licorice, malty, fruity, alcohol scent. Salty, grainy, licorice taste. Salty aftertaste, then comes a hoppy and grainy aftertaste as well after a while. Sort of thin mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 (Bottle) Pours near black with pale brown head. The aroma is roasted, fruity and light spicy with a touch of Swedish julmust. Blackberries and salty, light sweet liquorice. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. Dark chocolate, cocoa, mild coffee, spices, fruits and light julmust. The mouthfeel is round and light oily with a tiny tart finish. Light carbonation. Roast and a touch of hops on the finish. Medium bodied.
lionel09 (8) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2011 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with no head. Roast aroma, licorice and rubber. Sweet flavour with an artificial caramel candy note. Dry finish.
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown colour, medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice and dark fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, fruits, nutty. Fairly bitter finish. Nice stuff.
bobulike (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tasty beer, hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Rich and full bodied, light fizz, tan head
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
660 ml bottle. Dark brown with a fluffy tan cap. Nose is vanilla, dates, rum raisin and mild coffee. Milky medium body with a faint tang but mostly flat. Unlike the rich and malty aroma, the taste is oddly devoid of sweetness. Baker’s chocolate, ash and grass. Finishes earthy with raw potato and licorice. Has a rustic appeal but overall kind of gritty.