Sjohnh (721) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Old Windmill, Coventry. This was the second time I’d tried this - I was really pleasantly surprised the first time, and this proved it was no fluke. Really good balance between the roasted malts, chocolate and bitterness. Almost black, oily body. Very good.
dj (567) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 500ml. A deep cloudy brown colour with a large brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate malt. Flavour is very malty, plenty of chocolate malt and coffee. A slightly bitter, sweet finish. Very tasty.
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 16112011. Colour is almost black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
jkwalking05 (4572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle. Black in color with an average beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, brown sugar, prune and cardboard. Taste is of chocolate, light vinegar, roasted malts, light smoke, dark fruit and light cardboard.
travita (4823) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The smell is roasty, leaves, dusty, malt, cocoa, and fruity. The look is a beige colored head, brown in color, and dark. The taste is fruity, burnt, raisins, malts, and cocoa.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, fruity, roasted malts, bread crust/toast, hint of chocolate, peppery, nutty and subtle liquorice.
Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium sourness, medium bitterness and a slight saltiness.
Palate: Thick slightly grainy texture, light body, prickly carbonation, lingering astringent nutty, cold coffee, roasted malt, fruity finish with a touch of sourness.
Comments: Very good and glass lace.
kingstoni (1946) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a medium thick frothy beige head. Aroma of candy sugar, caramel, coffee, nuts and roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt and coffee. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Oily feel.
djoeye (3439) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown bottle, 4.5%abv, 500ml, b@Kilpishalli K-market Finland.
Beige head, foamy, some lacings, dark chocolate brown body.
Scents of roasted choco malts, smoked wood, shoe leather, .
Tastes black mocca choco coffee, fermented prunes,
Smooth carbonator, smooth to palate, very good.
Finishes with more of the choco coffee stuff, just enough dry, and some hops underneath it all. I didn’t long for any stronger abv; my thumb up for this!
jamestulloch (3366) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Christmas gift from Alan. Black body with a medium beige head that holds well. Excellent lacing. Aroma of smoked wood, coffee and tobacco. Flavour of fig, nuts, earth, black coffee and a zip of sharp plum. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A smooth, tasty English Porter - I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
SaintMatty (6729) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Akkurat, Stockholm) - Dark brown, almost black with some red tinges. Coffee, cocoa and roasted malt in the aroma. Coffee, roasted malt, liquorice and plain chocolate in the taste.