fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpump @ The Monk’s Retreat, Reading RG1, England.
Clear medium to dakr black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, moderate hoppy, english licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (010508)
yespr (31080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35 cL can. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and dense chocolate. Dark malty, roasted and slight breadish flavoured. Bitter and dark malty finish. Ends dry roasted malty.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2006. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol and chocolate, leading to a roasted end, which also has notes of the alcohol lingering. The mouthfeel is very smooth.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark amber, almost black colour, bubbly brownish head, which vanishes quite quickly. Aroma is mildly roasted malts, some hoppy hints as well as slight caramel touch. Flavour is quite the same but has more spicyness and licorace.
omhper (19333) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Canned (as Shinsyu Porter). Very black with rocky beige head. Appley roasty nose. Fairly sweet and medium bodied with dense mouthfeel. Oily with soy sauce, very roasty with plenty of coffee and dark chocolate. Finishes with cocoa bitterness.
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2007. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Roasted malty licorice aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty licorice flavor with some hints of caramel and hops. Roasted malty finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
madmitch76 (14768) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light and soft black beer that blooms in to something fruity and fragrant and ends in a semi dry very lightly toasted finish. Hint of banana. Complex.
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2007 ... Black ... ligh smoke roast nose .. sweet full roast malts ... very nice and tasty but lacks a bit of complexity...
Rerate fom JDW Foot of the Walk Edinburgh ...Black with a Tan head ... Very light roast malt ... Sweet malty fruit ... loads of milk Chocolate and some sweet liquorish... I take back my lack of complexity. Having had a bigger sample. This is quite complex and a wonderfully smooth drinkable flavour. 3.8 -> 4.3
can at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting ... dark black ... soft dark chcocolate roast ... light dark roast ... dark toffeee ... little chocolate 3,.8
SO looked like UK version was better but as retired, we will go with the Japan version
Dedollewaitor (13902) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can @ RBESG Grand Tasting @ Dean Swift, London 2011. Pours black with a small off white head and lacings. Roast, chocolate and caramel. Smooth and medium bodied.Decent.
harrisoni (13619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2008 Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. Black colour with tan bubbly head. Good stouty aroma. Plenty of choc and coffee. Quite a dry stout actually. Bit of liquorice. Juicy. I would prefer it fuller in the mouth. Quite ascetic. Good beer though, decent hop on finish. 3.3/5
Re-rate Cask handpull at Sir John Oldcastle ’Sporks. Liquorice roasted malt stout. Very nice stout, very good hops on finish. Very long finish. Really impressive. Liquorice roasted malt stout, some sourness. Very much above competent.