Cunningham (7443) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black/reddish color with a thick beige head. Caramel and coffee in the aroma. Well blended flavor with dark malt, coffee, chocolate and some fruity notes. Whenever in England, I run for this one :-D
[On tap @ Barrowboy & Banker - London Bridge in London, England]
larsga (7442) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small beige head. Deep dark red body, barely translucent. Soft delicate roasty licorice aroma. Soft sweet chocolate and licorice taste with earthy delicate roasted almond notes. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Some fruitiness, some coffee. Dry roasted almonds aftertaste lingers. Very delicate and clear. Nice! (0.5pt cask at Churchill Arms.)
jackl (7412) - 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 (7400) - Birmingham, 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.
Radek Kliber (7274) - 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.
jonas (7228) - 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 (7155) - 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.
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.
Hermod (7011) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Kittyís , Helsinki. Dark brown, thin but lasting brown head. Chocolate, roasted aroma, light fruitiness. Flavor has roasted malt,coffee, milk chocolate, hops. Long finish with coffee,nutty and roasted notes. Excellent.
Marduk (6996) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask @Black Door, Helsinki. Deep brown-ruby red color. Medium size, firm dusty tan head, stays forever (I mean literally when I take last sip the head is still there!). Chocolate, roast, sweetish, tiny bit of grain in aroma. Dark chocolate, deep roast, coffee, very mild hops and grain in taste. Long lasting roasted chocolate malts in aftertaste. So smooth and tender on tongue. Absolutely mind blowing quality! Orgasmatron!