jfb (4203) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask) deepest ruby-black colour with a frothy light-brown head. aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate, slightly ashy, with a hint of vanilla and fudge. flavour is mostly roasted malts and hazelnuts, slightly chalky, with a hint of fudge, some light yeast and a light roasted-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
47574xeCD (270) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Hogshead Wolverhampton, very dark brown almost black beer with light tan creamy head. Blackcurrant light malt, semi heavy consistency, quite pleasant and easy on the palate.
Mr_Pink_152 (1233) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap from the brewery. Almost black with a fan head. Toasted malt aroma and taste with a touch of cocoa, a bit watery.
RichTheVillan (3709) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Whippet Inn; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, roast malt aroma, hint of coffee and chocolate in the taste, vanilla.
s_hartshorne (1898) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask tap room batley. Black thin head. Aroma Iight roasted malts fruits taste same some coffee choc. Medium body. Decent stuff.
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Old Swan (JDW), Uttoxeter. Pours black with tan head. Good aromas of choc, liquorice and biscuit. A good session stout.
wimpyjoe (4702) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Session porter. Very black with a nice creamy light brown head. Mild character with a small roastedness evident.
SarkyNorthener (2484) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@lychegatetavern, wolverhampton. Almost black with residual head. Roasted malt aroma. Taste is of mild dark berries, coffee and chocolate. A good porter at a low abv.
downender (6568) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Black & Gold beer festival, the Gryphon, Bristol 2/9/2012. Big, berry fruit and chocolate aroma. Flavour was similar with a dryish finish. Fine.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Masons Arms. A black beer with a decent white head. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. A lovely dry finish with lingering chocolate. Not bad.