anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
Cask gravity @ The Duchess of Cambridge, Stamford Brook W6. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty rich chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hints of caramel in the aftertaste. cgarvieuk (24792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2011
cask at NWAF ... deep brown ... soft sweet toffee roast ... light chocolate malt nose ... light thin bittter roast ... light charcoal ... light puff camdy... ok FatPhil (16355) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2013
Cask (Tivoli (JDW), Cambridge)bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Toffee aroma. A touch of burnt cake, complete with the raisins touching the side of the baking tray - delicious! Smooth soft palate. Very pleasant roast. Very easy drinker. The roast is quite a rich one, but not oppressive or ashy at all. A very solid porter. More please!
Cask at The Black Friar, London. Pours very, very dark ruby with a creamy tan head. Coffee aroma. Flavor is coffee with smooth dark malt, and perhaps a bit of chocolate. Medium bitter. Delicious. imdownthepub (14745) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Cask conditioned at The Cottage, Bristol. Dark brown with white head. Sweet and fruity beer with quite a plummy, soft note. Some toastiness from the malt, some bitterness. It’s ok.
mR_fr0g (12550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Cask at jdw. Dark brown with ruby tones. Light tan head. Roast aromas. Smooth roast flavour with mocha. Little carbonate. Solid beer. Well balanced. rosenbergh (11578) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask at Thurrock Beer Festival 2011, Grays, England.ManVsBeer (10650) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Dark reddish brown colour with small frothy off-white head.
Roasted malt, chocolate, earth and farm yard in aroma.
Roasted malt, dry hops, chocolate and liquorice in balanced flavour.
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Cask @ Post & Telegraph, Brighton. Fine tasting porter, mild in character although with a good body. Smoked aroma which is evident in its taste as well. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Red Lion, Chester 29/04/2011
Roast and a little fruit aromas. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with some alcohol present. Bitter and slightly dry burnt roast finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Cask Conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton. A black porter. Didn’t make notes on this as didn’t realise it was different to Butcombe Old Vic which showed up as rated. I did however score it, and from those marks it’s obvious I enjoyed it. From memory it was a really smooth porter with good dark malt flavours. Score 3.7
Subsequent rating scored 3.8 Score unaltered