mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask gravity at the 2014 GBBF. With ginger and orange peel. Nose is big candied ginger preserve, spicy and fresh bit not much else. Opaque dark brown coloured pour wiry a halo of cream head head. Flavour is big ginger, spicy orange tang and dark choc, ginger dominates the flavour. Palate is medium full with highish carbonation. Too much ginger.
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask - Ginger - Ginger and a bit of spice. Jet black with no head. Ginger and roasted malts, light chocolate with a bit of ginger on the finish. Although I find the ginger harsh on the nose, it works ok in the flavor.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6833) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy dark tan head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dark fruits, toasty malts and hints of wood and marshmallow. The flavor was dryish, roasty and bitter with notes of chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, fruity hops and a hint of port wine. Medium length finish. Medium body. Solid.
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black colour. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate, coffee, a very nice porter
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with slight beige head. Malty, roasty, slight coffee aromas. Roasty, toffee, coffee flavors. Pretty nice porter.
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Unclear, deeply brown ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The olfactory standouts here are toasted pistachios, toasted almonds and melted milk chocolate. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is very roasty and chocolaty. It’s bittersweet, but more bitter than sweet. Roasty, dark-chocolaty finish that dries out a touch. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Finnegan’s Wake during trivia night. Black pour with minimal fizzy eggshell head. Aroma is dark cocoa and acidic coffee. Flavor is cocoa heavy, mild red fruit presence, wet coffee ground earthiness. Creamy, moderately slick body. Solid and enjoyable.
nickd717 (4183) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with a small, fading tan head. Good aroma, roasty with chocolate and nuts. Dry roasty flavor with charred notes and dark chocolate. Slight bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall well-done, but not too remarkable.
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honestly, I was expecting more. Its a solid porter but nothing spectacular. Could be that I just got a bottle that had been stored too hot briefly. Somewhat bittersweet with a little coffee, little chocolate, but just left me feeling that the beer wasn’t any more exciting than the label. Just okay.
njnut (462) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pored at brewery, deep brown with white head. Aroma was coffee and chocolate as was taste, roasted malts in finish. Alcohol hidden but warming in finish.