Osprey87 (1367) - WALES - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cask PK. Black (or very dark ruby), tiny off-white head. Aroma - malty, burnt coffee bean, ash. Body is medium to light, low carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is difficult to pin down. Some sips were nice - rounded, musty ash, sweet coffee with a tangy astringent finish. Other sips were like eating some lemon that had been left too close to the garlic in the fridge. Overall, drinkable, a touch watery.
Marduk (2495) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Roast, spicy, alcohol in aroma. Weak aroma. Milky, roast, malts, slightly sweet taste. Soft carbonation. Sourish mouthfeel. Bit thin, but still drinkable.
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a single finger head. Slight espresso color with a coffee aroma. Slightly fruity. Taste is full of rich coffee. A little roasty. Chocolate creeps in as well. Balanced finish. Mouth is nice and light. Getting this on cask is a treat.
Niall73 (1344) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at CBC Covent Garden. Pours a dark reddy brown. Aroma is toffee, plum, cherry medicine. Medium body, mild carbonation. Light treacle, light choc, a little lemon, cherry, dark fruit, lightly sticky. It's OK, a little metallic on the finish.
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gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Booth’s, Ripon. Black with a quite quickly fading tan head. Very good roast malt flavours with lots of chocolate. Really good.
dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with a thin tan head with no retention. Nose is hops, citrus, green apple, coffee, spice, oak wood, red fruit, alcohol, black malt, roast, blackcurrant, hint of blue cheese. Reasonable bitterness. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation. Horrible saltiness. Not great considering its strength, style and expectations. Stick to the golden ales Roosters!
Philym (925) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights and a 2 finger thick beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, caramel/toffee, vanilla, umami.
Taste: Medium bitterness and sourness, with low/medium sweetness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry, bitter sweet coffee, caramel finish with a hint of vanilla.
Comments: Very tasty and glass lace.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Thin head. Chocolate covered coffee beans. That’s it. Has good balance and a light body.
Sigmund (4936) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.5%. Black colour (well, strictly speaking very dark ruby), moderate beige head. Pleasant aroma of dark chocolate and mild coffee, hints of wood and liquorice too. Smooth and pleasant flavour, dark malts with notes of mild coffee and chocolate again, but not very sweet. Decent hops in the finish. A very respectable "London Porter" from Yorkshire. Should not be drunk too cold.
allmyvinyl (2795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the York Tap. Pours clear dark brown with a thin tan head & lacing. Good roasted coffee and dark chocolate aromas. Taste has a roasty, toasty bitterness. Clean finish. Lovely.