bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Harp near Trafalgar Square. Pours dark brown, orange glints, light tan head. Light chocolate aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is chocolate with perhaps a hint of coffee in the finish.
wimpyjoe (1691) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark with a thick light brown creamy head. Mild character and roasted aroma and taste. Smooth in the palate.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint, cask hand pulled at Old Wellington. Low fawn-coloured head, poor lacing. Deep dark brown body. Malt and resin-like hops to the nose. Dark fruity taste on a mid-sweet malty backbone. Malt bitter ending. Dry. Well bodied and likable (Manchester, 21.01.2013).
olliejobbins (329) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint from cask. Pours almost black with firm cream head. Smells extremely strongly of coffee and burnt toast. Taste is much the same with a thin mouth feel. Perhaps best to have a half pint as it tastes so strong
EdKing (1302) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in Dog & Duck. Very dark brown, off white head. Nose is chocolatey, cocoa powder, caramel, liquorice, roasted malt. Taste is malty, chocolatey, touch of coffee, roasted malt and a far amount of caramel. Nice malty, chocolatey porter.
rlgk (7474) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Harp, London. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted malt aroma, caramel, licorice, soot, some figs. Roasted malt flavor, caramel, licorice, chocolate, raisins, some hop bitterness, coffee notes, some ash.
mr_h (1454) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear dark brown near black, creamy tan head, good lacing, aroma of chocolate with liquorice, similar flavours, somewhat sweet, oily texture
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol 29/09/2012. Near black with a tight, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts, chocolate and tart, dark fruits. Flavours of liquorice, chocolate and coffee, with a dry, slightly lactic finish. Very good.
dogbomb (632) - ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Jet black with a few ruby highlights. Thinning quickly tan head. Smells of rich chocolate with a little plum. Incredibly rich chocolate in the mouth initially but is soon replaced with a solid bitter bang. Finish is bitter but with a nice warm malty chocolate aftertaste. Yum.
greenmanalishi (441) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Roasty chocolate and liquorice flavours but not as bold as I’d hoped. Thicker body would have been better.