joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2017 JohnRMurdoch (5143) - Glasgow, - AUG 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Bottles from Appellation Wines & the brewery. Sour, grassy coffee malt aroma. Very dark brown colour, not much head. Smooth chocolate coffee malt flavour. Bitter sweet coffee aftertaste. Not a great porter.
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, thin roast malt aroma, the taste is medium bitterness with a soft malt feel with a dry bitter finish. john44 (3454) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Cask at White Horse Old Ale Festival 2011. (Backlog / historic rating from old records. NO tasting notes taken / kept) (Backlog) martijnendaan (37) - - OCT 12, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2017 Niet byzonder. Lekker met alles erin wat erin hoort, maar wel dun. Verfrissend voor een zomerse dag! Dashimus (258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 Bottle from flavourly.com. Pours almost black with a tint of brown/red with a tan head that lasts. Aroma is coffee, earth, cured meats, smoke and toffee. Taste is moderate sweet and mild bitterness. reasonably dry finish and low carbonation. Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Cask @SRAF 2013, 11th-14th July [paper rating backlog]. Pours almost black, slight red tinge, tan head, solid. Nose is toffee, slight burnt notes, coffee, slight chocolate. Taste is more of the same with a slight licorice touch to it as well.
weordie (1468) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Had the nitro version of this. Black creamy head. Sweet aroma. Smooth. roasted malts and coffee dominate the flavour. aleksander9 (1927) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2017
-On tap Black isle bar, Inverness- Roasty, chocolate milk and some bacon. Sweet, smooth and earthy finish. Nice. tombyars (1789) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival on the 20th April 2017. Cask, gravity dispense. Ruby black in colour with a thin pale buff head. Malty aroma with a hint of smoked grain. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt gives a moist maltloaf base with notes of liquorice and dark chocolate and surprisingly a fruity damson flavour! There is a slight hop prickle present in the short bitter aftertaste but this is very short lived. Malt returns in the finish with slightly drier notes of roast grain, dark chocolate and liquorice. A decent session porter. rodsquad (375) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle from Fountainhall Wines. Pours clear dark, dark vibrant ruby. Nose has gentle smokiness with treacle toffee and sweet dark fruits. Taste follows nose but has an ever present earthiness. The palate has a soft but light body with a dry gentle to moderate sparkle. Superb treacle and fruit notes with a smoky earthiness that provides balance rather than overpowers. A fantastic porter. ogivlado (8316) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottled 330ml. -from 8 a Huit Val Thorens. Almost black coloured, medium sized pale beige head, slightly buttery roasty nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, filter coffee and touch of fruits with short dry roasty finish. Lack of body is evident.