omhper (24970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2002
Near black. Rich coffee aroma. Very dry and rosty with good maltiness. Lingering bitter finish. Robust and delicious. WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 On tap in Dundee, Scotland... Lovely beer! Pours a deep dark red colour with a thick creamy brown head. Tastes brilliant, goes down well! Choco/liquorish taste, thick black body, soft and spicy taste with a roasted aftertaste... very enjoyable! worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
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. Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2003
Bottled. Approaching black in colour with a friendly beige head that shared the experience with me. Roasted malt and mocha aromas that only got more complex the more the beer warmed. Liquorice and bitter chocolate. Good bitter structure, providing good length for the complex roasted malts to ride upon and impress. rodsquad (225) - 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.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2005
Excellent excellent beer, very suprised by this. Aroma is fruity hops, with a roasted smokiness to it. Flavour is fruity and roasted, with a very easy finish, which lasts longer than any other scotish beer iv ever had. This is the best scotish ale iv ever had. sharkydodson (1556) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 24, 2014
the aroma of caramel, coffee and toast... caramel and chocolate taste with notes of toast, cinnamon and brown sugar... very spicy... bitter and sweet aftertaste... good porter... hlc (10) - - JUL 3, 2012
on draft at psbh, a very drinkable dark beer, although i found the aroma lacking it delivered a great malt based porter with hops just not quiet coming through Sissio (1622) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 31, 2015
On Black Isle
Once again a good beer from Black Isle
In my opinion just a little bit not enough sweet.
Coffee, roasted malts, raw chocolate diabel (1706) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle at the RBG Low Countries 2005 tasting session
Murky, black body. Off-white, very small head. Nose of liquorice. Lightly sweet, moderately sweet initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.