Radek Kliber (7231) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Volo
Appearance: dark brown with hint of clear garnet , mid creamy top.
Nose: roasted barley , creamy , bit funky on sides , malty end
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied, chewy with slight sourness , lo carbonation . Soft brown malting , light smooth hint of alcohol with finish.
JaBier (7146) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Elephant & Castle. Darkest brown pour with a big tan head. Roasty chocolate malt aroma with hints of coffee. Roasty flavor up front with some nice chocolate sweetness before a dry coffee finish. Great beer, but I think I may like the bottle better.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at St. Albans beer festival. Considering where I live I find it ridiculous that it has taken me so long to get hold of what is EASILY Fullers best beer. Sadly quality is pushed aside in the name of market control. Black / brown colour with a very slight head. Coffee, malt and dark chocolate with a lovely coffee finish that goes the full circle back to chocolate again. Strange watery yet creamy palate. Jolly good. Sort it out Fullers.
jackl (7093) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The Star Tavern. Another Fullers beer you donít often find on cask! The pourís deep brown with a medium tan head. Attractive. The nose is rich milk chocolate, roasted nuts. Rich, sweet malt flavors. The taste is more rich chocolate malts, caramel-coated nuts and toasted cereal. Hints of coffee. Light, dry finish. Medium body, lively and silky palate. Quite rich for the ABV. Overall, pretty excellent. Superior to the kegged version.
RichTheVillan (7052) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Old Joint Stock; dark brown pour with velvety tan head, roasted malt aroma, roasted malt taste along with coffee a hint of vanilla some sweetness, excellently slick mouthfeel, reputation deserved.
jonas (7029) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-rate from cask: Great! The best porter i have tried to date - lovely chocolate and coffee flavors and a nice full body.
SaintMatty (6964) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Black in colour. The aroma features chocolate, coffee and some liquorice hints. The taste is unbelievably smooth and moreish with coffee and chocolate featuring prominently. Itís delicious and whilst the bottled version is good, this is so much better. Superb.
The_Osprey (6862) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013
Mar 2012 - Draught at the Ship Richmond - decent and drinkable porter.
Dec 2012 - draught on Fleet St. Tastes like sweet filter coffee or a floater coffee. Quite nice.
larsniclas (6778) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Bishops Arms, Jšrntorget.
Black with a creamy, brown head.
Licorice and coffee-aroma.
Tar and licorice in the flavour. Fine malty sweetness.
KnutAlbert (6732) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Mad Bishop and Bear, Paddinton.
Coffee, roasted malt, nuts, oat flakes. Velvety, tasty, lovely beer. They should have this on cask regularly.