john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Cask. Black with ruby highlights. Burnt malts (caramel, toffee, coffee, vanilla). Very fruity (damsons, plums, berries). Rum notes. Sweet. Very smooth. Drying roasty finish. Very drinkable. Nice!! (2008)
Johnstledger8 (1201) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a fading brown bubbly head. Aroma is of chocolate, biscuits, caramel, coffee, grassy, raisins. Taste is of caramel, bread, raisins, figs, chocolate, nuts. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. ManVsBeer (10470) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Extremely dark with a very thin off-white head. A good winter warmer, although al little complex with its darker malt character. Its aroma is lightly roasted, some washiness, sweet and rich, and these latter aspects also apply to its taste. Here there’s also hints of marzipan and a light toasted taste minutemat (5545) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
500ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Feb 16, courtesy of Mike. Pours dark brown, small tan head. Spicey pepper aroma. Taste is peppery, old kitchen spice cupboard with added must and tobacco tin on the finish. Not for me. Towey1989 (2832) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, some coffee, slight toffee, a little raisin, red berries, maybe some liquorice and subtle molasses. Taste of raisin, red berries, some prune, chocolate, slight toffee, a little liquorice, a hint of coffee and subtle blackberry. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, chocolatey, fruity bitterness in the finish. Wouldn’t say it’s rum but this is quite fruity, lots of red berries and dark fruits mixed with classic porter characteristics. Ok.
Cunningham (7982) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2016
Decent tasty porter you can relax with by the fire in a dark pub on a cold evening.mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Black body with a fine tan head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Toffee, quite roasted and some crystal malt in the flavor.
[Handpull at J.J. Moon’s (JDW) in London, England]
Cask at Auld Brig (JDW). Dark and slightly smoky. Little carbonation. Very smooth. Dark berries and prunes. Bit of chocolate and a little coffee. Nice. SaintMatty (7365) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown with red tinges. Slightly smoky aroma with roasted malt, berries and coffee. The taste is sweet and slightly smoky with vanilla, coffee and berries. liquidbread86 (171) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Hand pulled at the pub. Dark with a frothy head. Smooth and easy drinking. Chocolate on the finish. Rune (12803) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2015
Cask at Crosse Keys (JDW) in London, shared with Finn. Jet black body, bubbly beige head. Dark caramel malty nose, hints of anise. Taste of caramel malts, anise and ash. Sweet malty ending. Has got its moments, a tad too sweet though (30.11.2015).