daje (3146) - NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at OX184, Edinburgh, june 15th 2015. Black body with a dark beige head. Aroma of licorice, black tea, raisins. Taste is lightly toasted with dark chocolate, notes of salt, fruity sting in the finish. Good bitterness, quite a nice porter.
th42 (2) - Oakham, Rutland, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Sweet and smoky taste - quite ’moreish’ and you can tell the ingredients are fresh and of good quality. Nice mouthfeel too.
mariuspoenari (695) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown pour with a medium-height fine-grained tan head. Smells of dark cherries, roasted malts, cold coffee and dark chocolate. The taste follows the same notes. Medium to light body and a cherry bitter aftertaste. A classic porter.
elbernays (1110) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Black with wispy tan head. Coffee, chocolate, liquorice nose. Sweet lactose chocolate flavor. Nice.
L_Lovecraft (93) - - MAR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bit of caramel, roasted, chocolate, coffee, some fruits notes, deep brown with a thin tan head quite persistant, medium body, law carbonation, taste of coffee and chocolate, some smoked, light sweetness with a bitter final, roasty and dry...the perfect tempest in my glass.
MelvinKalksma (629) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malts, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, fruit and hops.
Turbid/opaque ruby/brown beer with a slight brown head.
Starts slight/medium sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate and fruit; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts and hops.
jmgreenuk (6739) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Changkat, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is light creamy roasted malt. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a smooth soft smoky liqourice, light chocolate palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth fresh and with some flavour. Very drinkable.
Stuartyboy (1281) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home Deep dark brown colour deep rich roasted aroma flavour is roasted coffee charcoal liquorice some dark chocolate underlying fruity sweetness smooth rich finish
Earlier Rating: 10/13/2015 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle shared with Mr_H a opaque dark brown beer with coffee expresso aroma flavour is roasted malts coffee some dark chocolate slightly bitter finish
daniele (7410) - ITALY - MAR 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle bb5/1/17 scura buona schiuma discreta persistenza leggere note tostate leggero nocciola tostata discreta morbidezza un filo fruttato
danlo (2133) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers, as Elemental Dark Ale. Black-brown colour, beige foam head leaving lacing and aroma of ash, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is smokey roast malt, dark fruits, milk chocolate, coffee and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.