GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Hope, Carshalton 29/7/14. Pours black with a thin white head. Aroma of chocolate, smooth.
tombyars (1412) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this at the GRAF, in The Briggait, Glasgow on the 27th June 2014. Cask, gravity dispense. Pours a dull black with a thin buff head. Malty aroma with sweet notes of dark Bournville chocolate in the long nose. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a dry chocolate sponge base with sweet black treacle present in the mouth. There is a slight note of damp earthy hops present in the brief aftertaste but this fades fast. Malt returns in the sweet finish with burnt treacle and plain chocolate flavours evident in the palate. An ok session porter but lacked the body and complexity of Milton Nero despite the higher ABV!
witthatsbier (288) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with thick beige head
taste is sweetish with chocolate mocca and grain
mabuzzer (107) - - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Glasgow Real Ale Festival. Bitter and fruity with hints of liquorice. Aftertaste is caramelised fruit. Very nice
madmitch76 (16123) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2nd June 2014
Craft Covent Garden. Cask. Hazy dark amber - brown beer, pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and light with fine carbonation. Tangy but mild dark malts. Little creamy lactose. Whispers of roast and dark chocolate. Light semi dry finish. Fine.
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at CP&K. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is bitter-sweet, earthy, chocolate, roasty, sweat, toast and earth. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasty, earth, chocolate, treacle, dark fruits, charred wood and a touch of pepper with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Solid porter.
JohnRMurdoch (3414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Society Room JDW. Almost black, dark reddish brown, reasonable head. Fruity malt aroma & flavour. Smooth with bitter sweet aftertaste. Had a lot better from Oakham.
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in Craft Islington. Black colour, hint of red, not much of a head. Quite roasty, licorice, tar, a minor note of blackcurrant and...cocoa powder. Lots of favours going on, nice!
EdKing (1985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in The Farmers Boy, St Albans. Ok, so i made the big mistake of drinking this after the Hop Devil IPA, which was deceptively light but lingering on the palate. Opaque very dark brown to black. Nose is lactic milky, light roasted, subtle chocolate. Taste is fresh cut plants, cut green stems, light milk chocolate, light roasted malt, little bit of hop tingle. Subtle porter which is delicate on the palate. Flavours of very light roasted malt and hop bitter on the finish. I might have to revisit as the Devils on my tongue.
Stuartyboy (732) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at state bar Glasgow dark brown Black beer with creamy off White head roasted malt coffee and chocolate nice burnt roast but still a hint of fruitiness easy drinking nice porter