allesmetkaas (170) - - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ ’Dean’s scared of beer’ testing. Pours black with a thin tan head. Malty aroma of coffee. Tastes of coffee with spicy notes
Marko (4108) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to kajser who brought it from Russia! Blackish body, brownish head. Aroma... chocolate/cocoa with some vague, but definitely present ginger on a malty base, quite nice. Taste... more of the chocolate/ginger interplay, slightly roasty, slightly minty, light in body, a tad too light for me but still a tasty beer!
Silvan7 (780) - Samarate, ITALY - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Marrone, opalescente, schiuma beige fine abbastanza persistente. Aroma tostato, frutta secca, cacao amaro, caffè freddo. Lieve erbaceo. Gusto abboccato, poco amaro, acidulo. Caffè ed un leggero piccante, come di zenzero candito. Piuttosto rotonda, corposa, mediamente carbonata. Un filo astringente. Equilibrata e piuttosto armonica.
Gurthnar (2363) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa, thank you McTapps! Aroma dark roasted coffeeish malts with a hint of sourness, generous grassy English hops. Clear very dark colour, stable brown head. Taste is rich with malts, dark roasted, chocolate and coffee, but also toffee. Hops is present, but does not disturb, traditional English flavours, grassy, kind of Fuggley. I might even detect the ginger, but without the commercial description I would describe it as minty, fresh flavour. Long roasty finish. Very good.
rikstar (1062) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5l fles gedeeld met Nikos. Zwart met een beperkte licht bruine schuimkraag. Geur en smaak met espresso en donkere chocolade tonen. Iets wat waterige body. Redelijke porter.
MichaelAwesome (4904) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Porter sind nicht meins und dies hier macht keine Ausnahme. Nette Röstaromen, etwas Kaffee, Malz und vielleicht etwas Nuss, aber das Ganze recht dünn und simpel gehalten. Kein Klassiker, wenn auch recht nett.
kajser27 (72) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black is the night! ans a low tan head to go with it. aroma chocolate and roasted malt, hops also noticeable. Taste chocolate (nothing sweet) to roasted coffee, earthy hops, though I don’t get much ginger. Dry coffee lasting aftertaste. Creamy med+ body.
Cybion (80) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours opaque dark brown/black with a think sheen of medium tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma mostly of roasted malts and wholemeal bread, with a damp, earthen edge. Not particularly potent on the nose overall however. Roasted malts again prominent in the taste though this time they’re joined by hints of dark chocolate along with an unexpected amount of herbal, perhaps almost vegetable notes, and some other cereals. Bitter overall and more hops coming through later on leave a bit of a tingle on the tongue, and the root ginger advertised on the bottle is detectable here as well; a decent spicy aftertaste to round things off. Could be more exiting on the palate as the body is thinner than it could be, though aforementioned spicy tingle, present despite the general lack of carbonation, is notable and brings this up a few points. Decent easy drinking with a few surprises to keep one interested in the matter.
McTapps (4904) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep black colour with an airy head and medium body. Aroma of malt and torf. Taste of roasted malt, dark bread, torf, woods, leaves and coffee. Hints of earth and chocolate. easy to drink, yet I missed some deepness.
mabuzzer (150) - - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours thick, black with a beige head. Coffee aroma, taste is more chocolate with a bit of ginger in the finish
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers Of Europe 
Black, large frothy tan head, good lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, some roast coffee, soft spicy, slight savoury notes, slight hint of smoke, dab of dark bitter chocolate
Taste of dark malts, plain chocolate, getting a touch of ginger, touch of dark fruit, really tasty dark malts, fairly complex flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, soft sweet, smooth, good body. Finish of smooth dark malts, some dark bitter chocolate
Overall - On cask this is better. Always liked this, surprised I haven’t rated this. The spicy ginger works well here as it is subtle. One of their best beers.