GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich black with a healthy tan head. Lots of chocolate, caramel, biscuit, and general malt in the aroma. Flavor is a little like melted chocolate ice cream or chocolate mousse. Very creamy and chocolaty with vanilla and a touch of caramel. Full body and a nicely smooth finish.
Cantabrian (971) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bad luck that I had it side by side with the gorgeous Mokko, by the same brewery. Ruby black, with hardly any aroma, but a sour whiff of yogurt. Flavours are multi-layered, with chocolates, malts, coffee, liquorice, and the body is jsut on the thinner side. Still a lovely porter, only dwarfed by its sweet stout sister.
Andrewmacuk (12) - Heaton Mersey, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark with little head, drinks very well with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Very pleasant
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the Euston Tap with Zuz. Almost black in colour. No head. Glorious coffee and dark chocolate nose. Very light mouthfeel, very quaffable. Very complex roast malt flavour with a hint of Nutella and fresh ground Colombian coffee.
SNL (572) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour, small tan head.
Very minor malty Nose, malty taste.
Abrupt finish, heavy body, soft carbonation.
StoutHead (939) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Euston Tap. Pours black with a small tan head. Taste is of malt, chocolate, a little coffee and bread. Sweet and smooth with a slightly hoppy finish. Seems complex and is very drinkable but perhaps a bit too mild to be interresting. Well, to me anyway.
danlo (2200) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown-black colour, foamy beige head leaving lacing and aroma of toasted smokey roast malt. Taste is smoke, roasted, malty, biscuit, red berry fruits, chocolate, coffee and earthy bitterness. Smoothish mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, roasty bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is chocolate, taste is chocolate, nutty, brown
maledictum (741) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - OCT 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark chestnut colour with a red tinge. Lots of roast malt on the nose. Some dark chocolate. Lighter on the palate. Hints of coffee grounds with more burnt malt and a quite assertive bitterness. Medium weight mouthfeel.
Garrold (3765) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear, dark, reddy brown. Filmy, tan head. Woody, light roast coffee, malt. Quite earthy. Taste is dry, and roast coffee bitter. Thin palate. Finishes dry, and light bitter.