Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
cask. lovely example of a porter. black colour with a dense smooth head. bitter malty nose. Typical coffee and dark chocolate notes. maybe some pepper in there too. smooth palate. Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 17, 2011
Dark brown with ruby corona. sweet, slightly lactic roast barley aroma. Silky, bubbly body with chocolate and a sweet finish. Leighton (21235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Cask at the White Horse, London. Pours rich brown with a moderate, beige head. Lightly tangy, dark malt aroma. Quite a sweet flavor, some syrupy cocoa, mocha, booze. Medium bodied with fine, lightly syrupy carbonation. Slightly sticky finish, candy, dark malts. There is some subtle tang, some tar, plenty of mocha, some bitter roast. Not bad. Scopey (14708) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Keg at the Rake. it pours very dark brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is dry roast, smoke, chocolate and filter coffee. The taste is roasted malt, caramel, toffee, smoke, aniseed, metal and dark chocolate, with a dry, roasted malt finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking. BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Tap at holyrood 9a. Black with tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste has more of the same, rich chocolate. Smooth with decent body. Very good
ration (2236) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Malty coffee aroma. Some chocolate. Slightly thin as expected. Not Bad. stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - OCT 12, 2011
Keg @ Hootenanny, Inverness.
olio (10265) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2011
Appearance - Black / very dark ruby...nitro thick creamy white head.
Aroma - Roasted malts....burnt wood....chocolate.
Taste - Roasted malt...bit earthy hop...hint of orange zest.
Palate - Medium to thin body....over carbonated....finish bit dry, roast malt, hint of zest.
Overall - Not keen on this out of a keg. Might be a bit better cask but I wasn’t all that impressed - bit muddled to me. I’d prefer a pint of Guinness.
Draught @ White Horse, London.TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2011
Rated on 20110723.
Pours black with light head. Aroma of berries, chocolate, dark malts and some fruits. Flavour of fruits, malts, chocolate, berries and some caramel. Very smooth and balanced brew.
Keg at cloisters. Pours near black with an impressive head. Tastes of chocolate and a touch of coffee. Good stuff. Svesse (8597) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
(Keg at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 20 July 2011) Black colour with creamy, beige head. Roasted, malty taste with chocolate, coffee, dark bread and ryvita. Roasted, malty taste with notes of chocolate, dark bread, gentle coffee hints and a mild, roasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body, dry. Nice but lacking something extra (would probably gain from not being served ice cold).