aenima (334) - Askim, - OCT 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Diacetyl and some coffee in the aroma. The taste is similar. Maybe a little chilli in the taste but not much. No plums?! Dissipointing.
edsspoon (871) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On gravity at Matlock & Dales beer festival - deep black with a fizzy light brown head. Faint lacing and good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, hints of smoke and vanilla. Taste is light spice on the throat, vanilla and milk chocolate. Heavy body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Not really my thing.
Grumbo (1511) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Gravity Station, Cardiff, and shared at the 3rd Ipswich bottle share. Pours black with a nice looking beige head. Strong aroma of chocolate and plum. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Medium bodied and oily texture. Soft carbonation. The chilli is a slow burner, quite subtle, works really well with the chocolate. Enjoyed this.
purpledragons (54) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours pretty flat. Opaque. Lovely aroma. Fortunately I do like this style (Porter) and the subtle Chilli is a plus. Great!
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apr 2015 - Keg at Gravity Station, Cardiff. Very dark brown, small foamy brown head doesn’t endure, very full lacing. Aroma is papery, card, chili, a little vinegar sourness. Body is medium to light, smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste has some light roasted malts, soft chili, tomato, some vinegar. This one is just about holding together. It has a strange tartness that you would normally get from a dodgy cask. Maybe that’s the plum but, if so, it’s not improving matters. Nice level of chili.
Stuu666 (10874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, sweet, light fruitiness, not getting much chili.
Towey1989 (1899) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 Gravity at The Liverpool Beer Festival. A hazy deep brown to black colour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, chilli and a hint of dark fruit. Taste of roasted malt and plum initially and then balanced with spicy chilli. Medium bodied and smooth texture. A roasted and warming chilli finish. Surprislingly balanced with malt and spice, nice.
Nilz (503) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, from Grunting Growler, Glasgow pop-up shop at The Drake, pours an almost black ale with a tan head. Ŕroma, treacle, toasted malt. Taste, molasses, caramel and bitter finish. Rather nicely rounded I thought.
Lowenbrau (3232) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keykeg @Gravity Station, Cardiff. 12-08-2014.
Pours almost black with nice tan head. Spicy and roasty aromas. Some sour and sweet notes. Nice, hot and spicy aftertaste. Very enjoyable.
witthatsbier (521) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ blacfriars GLASGOW
POURS A DARK BROWN COLOUR WITH A BEIGE HEAD
aroma is sweet fruit with a bit of grain
Taste is sweet fruit with a long fruity finish
ok but not great
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Crown, Nuneaton. Glossy mahogany haloed with dense yellow-tan. Fine sieved cocoa, well roasted nose with grilled veg suggestions. Fine heady orange fruity hop beneath more bitter cocoa, bell pepper, stirs of Twiglet. A late finishing lick of heat. Underside of mellow plum tang. Decent.