Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14 cheers Kenny.
Murky dark mahogany brown with a moderatley appointed tan covering.
Nose is light roast, cocoa powder, earthy vibes.
Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, roasted malt, chocolate.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light dryness in a roasted finale.
Ok simple porter.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
10th August 2014
RBESG pt 19. Craft Clerkenwell. Grandish Tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, good size pale tan head. Light dry palate. Airy dark malts, little roast bitterness. Very light touch of lactose. Dry bitter finish. Very straight laced and a little on the dull side, but inoffensive.
RichTheVillan (2744) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle drank during RBESG; dark brown pour with a thin beige head, slight chocolate aroma, taste is malty with some bread, coffee, pretty boring beer.
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to Kenny at RBESG 2914. It pours near black with small beige head. The nose is toasty, tortilla, nachos, corn bread and roasted malt. The taste is bitter, roasty, some acidity, coffee, coffee, woody, earth, nachos and earth with a very dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Odd nacho action.
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Craft Clerkenwell tasting RBESG14. Black beer lasting beige head. Some chocolate tar on the aroma. Ok in mouth. Not interesting
peteinSD (1364) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewery on nitro. Black pour with a frothy tan head. Light roast, nuts , and noticeable sweet malt in the aroma. Taste is light roast, chocolate, and sweet malt with bitterness. Watery mouthfeel. Okay.
RedSox2004 (1232) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Daily Pint. Medium brown with a two-finger beige head and nice lace. Aromas of cocoa powder, roasted malt, coffee grinds and a hint of cocnut (added to the cask). Bittersweet chocolate flavor up front with roasted malt, grassy hop bitterness and more of the coconut. Medium body, minimal carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, and a lingering cocoa in the finish.
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall decent porter, dark but nice head and pretty robust, not as good as the vanilla counterpart
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a ruddy black color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of chocolate with some nutty elements. A very light and easy porter: chocolate, caramel, light toast. Good.
illidurit (2132) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blue Palms during RBSG 2012. Big ashy coffee aroma, pretty strong and roasty. Flavor is a letdown with watery old coffee, cheap dark chocolate, low carbonation and thin body.