Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2017 worldbeertaste (1806) - West Midlands, - NOV 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark red almost black with a beige thick, creamy lasting head. Smells of nice rich roasted coffee, mocha/coco and malt. Simple but not overpowering. As it warms it gets a stronger smell of chocolate. Smooth full creamy thin body. Nice full bitter taste from start to dry finish. Tastes of vanilla, coffee, and nice roasted malts with chocolate and liquorish. Though its a bit thin, its very enjoyable and a great porter.
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 (1316) - 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 (1839) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2017
-On tap Black isle bar, Inverness- Roasty, chocolate milk and some bacon. Sweet, smooth and earthy finish. Nice. tombyars (1724) - 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 (293) - 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 (7948) - 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. Bubeer (471) - - JAN 10, 2017
4.6%. Dark mahogany. Thin head, medium retention. Aroma intensity 3.5/5. Malt, toast and hazelnut aroma. Medium bitter. Medium body. Thin (water-like) texture ozzatoadisback (190) - ITALY - DEC 14, 2016
Black colour with some reddish hints if seen through light. Good and dense light mocha coloured head. Shows good retention and nice lacing. Aroma has roasted malts, coffee and red fruits. Ok but not that intense. Taste follows the aroma. Bitter and sweet notes are balanced in terms of intensity but not very well integrated. Medium bodied with light carbonation, slightly silky texture. Ok, but modest. GlasgowTAD (1874) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Pours deep burgundy black with a medium brown head. Aroma is bitter cocoa and red berries. Taste is tart red berries, bitter cocoa, coffee bitter, slight coal. Evilkniamhel (1025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2016
On cask at Jocktoberfest. Pours pitch black, not much head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, smokey, malts. On the palate; molasses, chocolate cake, vanilla pods. Bitter finish.