Garrold (731) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Branthill Farm Real Ale Shop, Wells, Norfolk. Very dark, clear, red. Thin, tan head. Dark malt, licorice. Light roast coffee. Taste is dry, some cocoa sweetness. Medium body. Dry, roasty finish. Decent.
dEnk (3456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is roasted malt, faint chili and some laurel. Flavour is dry roasty liquorice, big chocolate followed by an increasing chili spice. Nice and lingering. A bit low on carbonation.
imdownthepub (9621) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned 500ml from Cromer Farm & Health Shop, Cromer, Norfolk. Dark brown, ruby with cream head. Quite a sweetish beer with a light chocolate note, saccharin with a fruity, plummy note. Fairly thin on the palate for a 5% beer, no real depth oddly. It’s ok but could have been more.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aug 2010: Bottle conditioned, 500ml with next too no life left when reviewed.
Poured into a straight sided sleeve pint glass: Deep Ruby Red in body, the cream coloured head fell away to leave some lacing as the beer sank in the glass.
The aroma was chocolate and vanilla, the front label tells you this, and that is what I found too. Behind that smell was a heavy malt presence, which gave it a rich, opulent smell.
The flavours however didn’t come over as strong in the taste and I thought the beer a bit thin and lacking in a robust ’Winter Warmer’ sort of Christmas way.
Enjoyable, but could have been so much more.
madmitch76 (13336) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
30th December 2011
ChrisOs Christmas Tasting. Clear dark brown - read beer. Tidy pale tan head. Dry palate. Appley dried fruits. Minerals. Dry finish. Insipid and not right.
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml. @ chriso [ chrisos festive get-together tasting ].
Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, roasted, powdery chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, best before 30 Jun 2012Dark brown colour. Very good condition. Light sharp fruity notes in the aroma. Dry and a touch tart on the palate. Some light powdery chocolate but it’s not a big roasty porter. Decent stuff though.
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Chriso New Year 2011/12 tasting. Clear deepish brown colour with lasting beige head. Doesnt taste of much some darkish malt is all touch of yeast
sm89walt (1712) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Poured a deep ruby brown with a small, fading & fizzy light brown head. Slight initial metallic notes on the aroma followed, and soon overawed, by roasted malt, red berry and milk chocolate. Roasty on the palate with a nice red berry interplay & a delicate coffee dryness in the finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation with a dry & lingering finish.
thebeertourist (4647) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown, almost black with a big tan head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma, repeated in the mouth with the addition of earthy and vanilla notes. Quite flat. Tasty.