jvhemert (379) - Edinburgh, - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Red Squirrel)
AROMA: licorice, nuts, toast,
APPEARANCE: black, clear, minimal head, brown foam,
TASTE: medium bitterness,
PALATE: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,
OVERALL: one-dimensional porter, mostly licorice, ok, but not one to look out for.
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at VDeep, Leith. Impenetrably back with a huge tan head that just sits there ominously. Caramel and liquorice in the aroma. Taste is sweet and savoury, almost like salted caramel. Finish is savoury with a hint of blood. Too kegged and too cold, but once it warmed up a bit I got a feel of the character.
androman (1842) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/3 pint keg @ hanging bat, Edinburgh. Body is black, head is big, beige, creamy, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is roasty, aroma is light coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Medium sweet, medium to heavy roasty bitter. Medium to full body, oily texture, nearly flat carbonation. Easy dessert beer.
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Vintage - Leith. Pours black-brown with a dense, creamy tan head. The nose holds moderate roast, dark sugars, lacto sugars. Light sweet flavor with ashy roast, dry cocoa, tobacco. Light bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish with decent balance, more ashy roast and lacto sugars. Not bad.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6407-20140628] Tap. Roasty malt wood bread aroma. Hazy, dark brown red body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter burlap roasted malt flavour has a long toasty finish. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Inn Deep, Glasgow, Scotland)
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the Red Squirrel. Pours black, too cold and fizzy, flavours mostly muted but there was some chocolate in there.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the hanging bat in edinburgh. black with a lasting beige head; quite a roasty aroma, suggestions of bitter chocolate and coffee grounds; some nutty flavours - liqueur-like, withh plenty of burnt bitterness in a very dry finish. pretty tasty
allmyvinyl (9540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours black with a thick, foamy white head. Aromas of light roast coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste has more fruit sweetness, light roast bitterness. Clean finish. Nice,
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Drygate Glasgow. Dark brown coloured, minimal pale beige head, light chocolate in the nose. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and light coffee with notes of hops in the finish.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Inn Deep, Weegietown. It pours darkest brown with a small yellow-white. The nose is earthy, roasty, coffee, meaty, umami, treacle and salted caramel. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasty, toasty, liquorice, coffee grounds, charred wood and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not bad.
mabuzzer (586) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Drygate. Pours like a glass of coke, black and very little head. Smoky aroma, taste is coffee with hints of fruit. Bit watery, otherwise this would be excellent