FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, - JUL 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Ealing BF2008) (sip)
Black, small creamy head. Apple aroma. Peppery and well-balanced fruity body. Spicy finish. However, that doesn’t describe a porter - I guess this one was dodgy. Must rerate.
SarkyNorthener (1084) - 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 (2265) - 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 (1013) - 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 (1629) - 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 (8675) - 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 (5297) - The íSham, 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 Oakhamís best beers for me, lacks a little flavour for a 5.5% jobbie, but a drinkable porter none the less.
jackl (3472) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ CPK. The pourís a hazy brown with a medium tan head. The nose is of light chocolate milk, some sweet nutella spread, light almond nut and earthy twigs. The taste is mild red fruits, earthy charred grain. Notes of sweet hazelnut spread. Creamy body with a lovely dry finish. Light and quite flavorful. Overall, a real winner. Nice one, Oakham!
BeerCast_Rich (1810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Deep, brownish black pour with a cream-coloured head. Roasty nose, with some nutty chocolate and alcohol. I love the fact that Oakham arenít afraid to put their beers northwards of 5%abv. The trouble is, they are all so easy to drink. Black Hole has a lovely sweet chocolate finish, like good quality drinking chocolate. Lovely stuff 
cgarvieuk (12237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at cloisters ... dark black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast malt nose ... mellow roast chocolate roast ... dark malts ... mellow with light charcoal finish ...
mr_h (2094) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Cloisters, Edinburgh - clear dark red brown, thin beige head, sweet roasted malt aroma, sweet malty flavour, very smooth, easy to drink, very nice