DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Smells oarsoame. Looks greeeeeat. Oh wow - its a delicious beer and that’s for sure. A but like a Foreign Stout if you ask me. Superbly hoppy, rich malty mouthfeel. Thick, sweet, cat piss hop. Outstanding. Brodies are marvellous. worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Black with a tan, lasting thin, lacy, frothy head. Smells of lots of chocolate, roast, malt, caramel with oats and roasted malt and light liquorish. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Tastes of sweet chocolate, toast, coffee, roasted malt with a ashy bitter finish. Nice roast and malty flavours lingers. Nice sweet porter. . CraftBeerNick (2567) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle at home 7th September 2012. A return of the uk summer celebrated with a Thornnridge Raven, summerwine Diablo and this Lovely smoked porter to finish. Pours deep black and rich, dark tan head, smell is ash and smoke. Taste is rich with good bitterness, smoke, ash, hints of liquorice. Nice complex porter The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
Rather marvellous. Yes, more stouty. This is a kick-ass beer. Keeps on giving, like me on a clearout day. Much like today. The better half is reading ’Simplicity Parenting’. I love that shit. Throw everything out. Reduce the junk. Quality not quantity. Took 6 plastic bags full of not-amazing kids books to the charity shop. But this beer isn’t simple, but simple in its complexity. I am a twat. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle at William IV. Dark brown/black colour, gold creamy head. Aroma is subtle smoky, bit creamy, some vanilla, milk chocolate, really nice. Taste is more creamy, very nice, fudge almost. Touch of spice but subtle. Nice sweetness. Haven’t had a beer like this. Very smooth. Really nice.
harrisoni (18583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
33cl bottle from The Bottle Shop, Canterbury. Black beer with thin tan head. American hoppy aroma. It’s like an American style imperial stout to be honest. Good choc. I mean it’s fun and dry and choccy and big hops all over it and bitter on the finish. But is it any good? Just because you do a spicy rye impy dark beer does it require industrial amounts of hops? Yep entertaining definitely Leighton (21304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear black-brown with a thick, lasting beige cream - looks outstanding. Aroma holds some dirty pine and sturdy roasted malts. Medium sweet flavor with strong roasted malts, dark cocoa, dirt, burnt sugar, piney bitterness. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Some resinous pine bitterness on the finish, baking cocoa, very subtle dark malt tang, some scorched earth. Very rich and nicely rounded. Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mailcgarvieuk (24548) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
dark ruby cola with thin collar of beige lacing. Rich, vinous, fruity, port, rich cocoa. Full bodied, dry cocoa, sweet, licorice, toasty. Dry, rich, very easy drinking. Slightly lactic tartness edge. Fab
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 deep black ... deep roast malts ... light smoke nose ... soft chocolate ... soft roast malts ... little toffee malts ... dark fruits ... juicy fruits ... light smoke nicly balanced... light spicy hop and pepper linger ... really rather tasty
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2012
bottle at home ... deep roast malt ... chocolate malt nose ... little too fizzy ... deep roast ... litttle more smokey than i want ... ... dark malts ... huge roast ... light smoke.
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thick light tan head. Aroma of coffee, smoked malt, caramel, pine and alcohol. Similar flavours with bitter, black malt, tangy rye and dark chocolate notes. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nicely bitter. Great!