monkeychugg55 (1007) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with an over-carbonated, rocky light tan head. Thick lacing. the aroma is very porter-like. Mostly roasted malt, with some crystal in there as well. Unnoticeable yeast, and might have a touch of earthy hops. I assume this has been sitting for a while. Flavor is similar, and well balanced. Nice palate, too. Will try to re-rate a fresher one.
DwarfeD (2292) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at our holiday home in Travemünde. Very dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, anise, chocolate, coffee, ripe dark fruits and spices. Very nice.
TheKernOwl (109) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May be most interesting porter I’ve had. Earthy hops, salted caramel ice cream, quite vanilla-y, dark choc in mouth, then mocha – or liquorice, or lime? Could definitely drink a lot more of this. Also, to my mind, this was silkier / denser than the Renaissance “Enlightenment: Fresh Hopped Black the RIPA” (which I sampled alongside this).
edsspoon (838) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home - black with a fizzy tan head which quickly faded away to a ring. Very little lacing. Aroma of rich roasted malt, wholemeal bread, vanilla and fudge with light grassy tones. Taste begins with some burnt tar, followed by tarry roasted malts, hints of vanilla fudge and some toast. Medium body, dry and prickly carbonation.
craigonabike (4) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma is toffee and mocha. Taste is dark chocolate and rich coffee with a strong lime after taste. Light carbonation and a zingy mouth feel. Like a chocolate lime in the nicest way possible.
imdownthepub (12590) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Brighton Beer Dispensary, Brighton, E.Sussex. Black with tan head. This was a rich, darkly roasted malt beer, bitter chocolate notes with liquorice and roasted nuts. Loads of depth. Good stuff.
comperchris (52) - - MAR 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a creamy dark head.
Low carbonation with a light tingle on the tongue.
Smells of roast toffee and tastes like sweet coffee with cream and toffee.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
LazyPyro (335) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pour is almost black, with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, hops. Taste roasted malts, dark fruit, dark chocolate, coffee, with a smokey aftertaste, bitterness from the chocolate and hops. Good porter!
blackisle (1732) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a teku glass. Deep dark brown, good two finger frothy tan head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma roasted malts, cocoa, dried dark fruits; mild taste, medium sweet and light bitter, light roasted malts, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla, average duration, mild sweetbitter finish, light spicy notes; medium body; watery to oily texture; soft carbonation; light but nice and drinkable porter.
harrisoni (16587) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at London Drinker BF 2016. Black beer lasting tan head. Dark chocolate aroma like 60%cocoa chocolate. Dry in the mouth. Dry on finish. Definitely hopped gives a little lime on the finish but not a black ipa. You know what it’s not as thick and dense as an impy stout but I kinda like it dark chocolate and lime hop but proper bitter hop I rather liked it .too fizzy but fun and likeable and fresh tasting. Put a smile upon my face
ShivanDragon (2947) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
donker bruin tot zwart met fijne bruine kraag. aroma van mout, graan, chocolade, koffie, geroosterde mout, smaken van een zeer licht zuurtje, dun/waterig, koffie, chocolade, droog koffie bittertje, iets romig, poederachtig cacao, matige body, lage co2, iets te dun, lichte hop en vanille zoet.