Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Having panned Summer Wine’s Barista stout, only fair to give a chance to another beer from that stable. Pours black from the bottle, little head. Malty aroma. Mouthfeel is dry, with complex roast malts, some sweetness at first. Nice porter, may be too dry for some.
eeez (47) - Thatcham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at reading beer festival. Very much a red wine porter, almost barrel aged it's so similar. Very nice.
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harrisoni (12449) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned Reading BF 2012. Black beer thin beige head. Thats pretty good. Nice dark malts good thickish choc hlavour. Tasty. Its a very good beer. Good mouthfeel good flavours. Just damn enjoyable.
superflyguy (420) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very very good, what the darkside is all about
my first summer wine brew and if they’re all this good I’m laughing!
really deep brown, almost black. a heavy tan head.
roasted coffee and dark chocolate are in abundance. there is some lovely dark fruit in the background too - figgy/datey. great mouth feel, extremely smooth bitter finish. class!
old bell. harrogate
CraftBeerNick (703) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the PSBH, 17th April 2012. Nice looking drink, good aroma, coffee, some ash, good taste quick rich and smooth, not as complex at some, but good for the ABV
Scopey (5276) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Utobeer at Leighton’s Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. It pours very dark brown/nr black, with a decent beige head. The nose is roasted malt, caramel, toffee and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, charcoal, dark fruit, chocolate and a hint of smoke, with a dry-roast finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Another solid brew from SW.
jackl (3772) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Beer, Bocce and Boozer tasting. Black body with a big tan head. The nose is of milk chocolate, sweet kinder bueno hazelnut. Some chocolate syrup. The taste is sweet, malty. More milk chocolate with a fruity dark berry zest. Swiss Miss marshmallow. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, quite tasty indeed. Rich.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark coffee and chocolate predominate on the nose. Taste continues in this trend. A nicely balanced porter which is easy drinking, although it is a little sweet.
JohnRMurdoch (2879) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Keg @ Bruadar. Rich chocolate coffee aroma. Very dark brown colour, good head. Dry biscuit coffee chocolate flavour. Complex bitter sweet aftertaste. Great one.
stravale (1801) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Brauhaus, Edinburgh 260312
Black, ruby edges, frothy tan head that dissipates to thin layer, some lacing
Aroma of dark caramel malts, soft roasted malts, light chocolate, hint of dark toffee, quite light aroma
Taste as main flavour with soft hint of coffee, well blended, smooth, great flavour
Palate - medium carb. medium body, soft malt palate, fairly rich mouthfeel. Finish as main flavour, leaves very soft roast malt and chocolate linger.
Overall - A really nice porter with a good balanced flavour and good rich mouthfeel for 5% abv