niquillis (812) - 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 (3483) - 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 (1684) - Walsall (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 (6134) - 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.
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
half a pint on tap at Wetherspoons, Rotherham.
It’s a porter not a bitter. Good white head. Deep amber pour. Nice porter
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this at the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in September 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Black ruby in colour with a thick creamy buff head. Strong overtones of black coffee and liquorice in the intense aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a thick chocolate malt base with roast coffee beans, plain chocolate and liquorice. Slight prickle of dusty hop resins in the brief aftertaste. Finish is dry with liquorice notes still evident in the mouth. A decent session porter and well recommended.
dogbomb (917) - ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at White Cross Beer Festival. Jet black with small tan woody head. Tastes of wood and currants with a roasted maltiness. Finish is toasty, dry and a little tasteless.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at The Bree Louise. Pours black brown with no head. Holds a great mocha nose with lightly charred malts. Alright flavor, good roast character, notes of char, tobacco, faint burnt rubber, very faint bitterness. Light bodied with no carbonation. Mild sugars in the finish, very dry, nice roast. Not a bad beer, but the condition is poor.
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Cask & Barrel. Black colour, beige head. Strangely coloured bitter. Aroma is light roasted and a bit o f coffee. Flavour is malty, a bit roasty and hints of coffee and ash. Odd.