JohnRMurdoch (2886) - 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 (1028) - 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 (1718) - 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 (416) - 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
SarkyNorthener (1313) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@Coopers tavern, burton. Black beer with a small head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Nicely balanced. A good porter.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Harp. Dark brown pour with a small lightly tanned head. Sticky lacing left about. Nose is moderate roast and cocoa, aniseed coming through, and chocolate cake. A touch doughy. Taste is light baking chocolate, dough, liquorice, roast and a touch of lemon. Nothing outstanding but a very solid brew
prawlie (1042) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Nags Head in Reading. Black with creamy head. Smooth, light roast, chocolatey. Has a hint of spice. Makes for a nice pint.
RichTheVillan (1971) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Barton Arm 10th Anniversary fest; dark brown pour almost black with velvety tan head, fruity aroma, dark fruit taste, sweet with some chocolate action.
Leighton (9645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, creamy head. Toasty brown bread, hints of cocoa, burnt leaves. Light to medium sweet flavor, some dark bread, light chocolate, a bit of earth, moss. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Light burnt wood to finish, moderate earthy bitterness, mild baking cocoa. Not outstanding but very tasty.
Theydon_Bois (6541) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Oaka at the Masion House, Kennington - 19/03/13.
Light black/very dark mahogony brown in the light with a light tan head that soon dissipates.
Nose carries roast malt, figgy datey dark fruit notes, light background chocolate.
Taste comprises, dark roast malt, toffee, molasses, dark fruits, sugars, some hop presence.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Not one of Oakham’s best beers for me, lacks a little flavour for a 5.5% jobbie, but a drinkable porter none the less.